Local radio station CoastFM has come to the party for the Mariners women’s team with a new live commentary that started last weekend.
Katrina Ashley joined long-time CoastFM Football team commentator Daniel McCamley, Luke Byrne and Trent Dickeson in the Industree Group stadium’s media box to call the games on Sunday, November 12.
CoastFM football commentary is the longest serving live radio broadcast in the A-League men’s competition, having been there from the start of the competition in August 2005.
Speaking with Coast Community News about Sunday’s women’s match McClanly said: “I really enjoyed the game, it was an end-to-end affair and unfortunately they didn’t win outright, they should have taken all three points.
“There was a decent crowd in there to support the game and with this doubleheader, I think the crowd really helped the girls lift in the second half,” he said.
When asked about the new team and format, Ashley said it was “an absolutely lovely stadium to call at; I think the players and the fans really appreciate the atmosphere and the increased liveliness that’s been brought to women’s soccer”.
“I think the fans really like to see the men and women supporting each other and playing together, [while] having a great time out on the pitch,” she said.
CoastFM management says that they are hoping all the women’s home games will be broadcast in line with the men’s games.
Games can be heard on the FM frequency 96.3 , or online at the CoastFM website and on the Community Radio mobile app.