ABC Radio heads to Glasgow for Games

Staff Writer

ABC Radio has announced sporting experts Patrick Johnson and Rob Woodhouse will join the experienced Grandstand commentary team heading to Glasgow to cover the 20th Commonwealth Games.

Meanwhile Francis Leach will serve up the Full Scottish Breakfast from back in Australia. 

The team will cover the eleven days of competition, plus the Opening and Closing Ceremonies on ABC Local Radio, ABC Grandstand online, digital radio and the mobile app.  

The full ABC Grandstand team includes Victoria’s Gerard Whateley who’ll cover swimming; Debbie Spillane from New South Wales who’ll report on the hockey, Queensland’s Quentin Hull who’ll cover athletics; Tim Gavel from the ACT who will report on hockey and the rugby sevens, South Australia’s Peter Walsh who’ll cover netball and WA’s Clint Wheeldon who’ll commentate the cycling.

Other on air experts will include Rob Woodhouse, a former swimmer and veteran of three Commonwealth Games; and Patrick Johnson, a former Commonwealth Games competitor and the only Australian to run 100 metres under ten seconds.

The Opening Ceremony will be broadcast from 6am AEST on Thursday 24 July.

Live commentary and highlights, including finals, will air daily from 3am AEST from Friday 25 July.

The Games experience will continue each morning from 7am AEST when Francis Leach and the team sum up the day’s events, interview the athletes and throw in a few Scottish tunes with a serve of The Full Scottish Breakfast. 

Listen via the mobile app, ABC Grandstand online, and digital radio.  


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