upstart’s AFL Grand Final coverage

26 September 2014

Written by: Erdem Koc

From 1.00pm on Saturday, a team of dedicated students from La Trobe University’s journalism, sports journalism and media programs will be broadcasting a special AFL Grand Final show live from the Melbourne television studios.

The coverage, headed by sports journalism students Sean Munaweera, Jake Keating, Riley Beveridge and Luke De Vincentis, will be streamed online here at upstart, and will review the 2014 season and preview the clash between Sydney and Hawthorn. And David Kennedy will be providing analysis and team news.

The program, produced by La Trobe Honours student Olivia Whyte, will feature:

  • FOX Footy and SEN sports broadcaster Anthony ‘Huddo’ Hudson;
  • AFL Legend Kevin Bartlett;
  • Geelong footballer and La Trobe student Cameron Guthrie;
  • SEN broadcaster Daniel Harford;
  • Fox Footy reporter Julian de Stoop; and
  • AFL multicultural ambassador and SBS sports broadcaster Christophe Mallet.

And here’s the rest of the team which will make Saturday happen:

Director – Alex Blainey

Director’s Assistant – Lauren Colosimo

Producers – Rebecca Tedesco, Luke Sale,  Tyler Maher

Graphics Producers – Jordan Raschilla & Hayden Morris

Floor Manager – Casey Volders

Camera Operators – Josh Beams, Jordan Kounelis & Nick Dalton-Bocquet

Audio Engineer – Luca Urso

Autocue Operator – Rudi Edsall

Social Media Coordinator – Ellen Roumeliotis

And a special thanks to La Trobe University technical staff Ian Armet, Jessica Baker, Matt Horne and Margaret Purdam, as well as journalism and media academics Angie Black, Steinar Ellingsen, Erdem Koç and David Lowden.

Check out part of the interview with Anthony Hudson here, and how Grand Final fever has hit Melbourne here.