Stan Sport expands football commentary team with Mark Bosnich, Grace Gill

As Stan Sport’s coverage of the qualifying stages for the UEFA Champions League and Europa League ramps up, the broadcaster has revealed the addition of three new faces on the team.

The new signings are headlined by former long-serving Fox Sports presenter and Socceroos goalkeeper Mark ‘Bozza’ Bosnich, who previously played in European competitions including the Champions League.

Bosnich, whose career saw him turn out for Aston Villa, Manchester United and Chelsea during his time overseas, will join previously announced hosts Max Rushden and Craig Foster for the Champions League group stage, beginning 15 September.

Mark Bosnich

Also joining the coverage is Grace Gill, a former Matilda who not only represented Australia but also won two W-League Championships with Canberra United.

Finally, experienced ITV reporter Mark Pougatch is coming on board as Stan Sport’s UK-based sideline reporter. Having recently hosted the Euro 2020 tournament, Pougatch will be on the ground, interviewing players and coaches from the sideline throughout the tournaments.

Bosnich said: “I’m so excited to be joining Stan’s coverage of the UEFA Football competitions. Having played Champions League and the old UEFA Cup (now Europa League) it’s such a part of my being that it’s a wonderful feeling to be a part of it again.

“Since the 90’s, the UEFA Champions League has been regarded the pinnacle of Football worldwide with the best players from around the world (regardless of where they are born) competing with and against each other.

“I’m looking forward to working again with Max Rushden, and finally having the opportunity to work with my old Socceroos teammate Craig Foster. We’ll certainly bring a whole new combination to football coverage in Australia. Plenty of passion, entertainment, and of course some fun awaits!”

Mark Pougatch

Stan Sport’s coverage of the UEFA Champions League group stage begins on Wednesday 15 September, starting with Spain’s Messi-less Barcelona taking on Germany’s Bayern Munich. Coverage begins from 2:45am AEST.

Stan Sport inked a multi-year agreement in June with football’s Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) to broadcast the Champions League and associated competitions.

Stan Sport will also broadcast the new-look 2022 Super Rugby Pacific competition from February next year.

After a 2021 rugby season which saw Stan Sport launch with the broadcast of an Australian-only Super Rugby Australia and New Zealand-based competition Super Rugby Aotearoa, the 2022 season brings the two competitions together and also welcomes two teams from Fiji.

Stan Sport is available for an additional $10 on top of a regular Stan subscription.


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