This week Life Collective’s Michelle Cox sits down with Melbourne-based sports broadcaster and columnist Hamish McLachlan for the first instalment of a two-part chat.
This time round, Hamish tells how his early beginnings in sports commentating took him from the local scrub polo club to the Royal enclosure in the UK; his brushes with depression, and why interesting and interested people light his fire.
We hope you enjoyed the Podcast. Below are links to some of the things Hamish touched on this edition:
Bruce McAvaney is Hamish’s childhood hero - here’s some more about Bruce if you’re curious. Bruce McAvaney
Hamish got his commentating start with the local polo club - learn more about polo in Australia
Hamish's close friend Angie Cunningham lost her battle with Motor Neurone Disease last year. Her story touched him deeply and he wrote about her courage in the Sunday Herald Sun.
Hamish McLachlan’s five-month interview with Angie Cunningham, who is battling MND
Sunday Herald Sun - 1 April 2016
MND sufferer Angie Cunningham, the bravest mum I know: Hamish McLachlan
Herald Sun - Sunday 9 October 2016
Hamish’s Sunday Herald Sun interview with AFL great Jimmy Bartels:
Jimmy Bartel speaks out about the domestic violence he experienced growing up
Sunday Herald Sun - 27 March 2016
Hamish’s Sunday Herald Sun interview with drug survivor Fenella McCall:
Fenella McCall talks to Hamish McLachlan about her addiction to drugs
Sunday Herald Sun – 5 June 2016
Read more from Hamish in the Sunday Herald Sun
Watch Hamish - Co-host of AFL Game Day on Channel 7
Hamish calls Australian Football League (AFL) matches for the Seven Network on Saturdays and Sundays
He is also host and commentator of the Australian Open tennis tournament for the Seven Network
Listen to Hamish - Hamish hosts radio station SEN 1116's breakfast show alongside Garry Lyon and Tim Watson
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