Andy Maher

On Application
Victoria, Australia

Andrew has been working full-time in the football media since the late 80s when he joined weekly football newspaper 'Inside Football' as a staff writer.

He progressed to be the paper's Assistant Editor as well as doing a stint on 'The Sunday Age' as it's Football Editor in the late 90s.

In 1996 he joined television production company Vuecast (now AFL Films) after it landed the contract to supply content for the fledgling Pay TV operator Sports AFL as part of the Optus Vision network. As part of its ground-breaking, Pay TV coverage of AFL football, Andrew mixed duties as host of 'One On One', the station's boundary rider on its exclusive match-day coverage and producer of its oft-praised Monday night show 'Football Feedback'.

He moved on to share Friday night boundary-line duties on Channel Seven's football coverage in 2001 as well as producing the highly-acclaimed 'Talking Footy.'

Since 2002 Andrew has been working as part of the production team responsible for Network Ten's Premiership, award-winning AFL coverage.

On Saturday nights you can catch him on the Network's two football shows; 'Before The Game' and 'The 5th Quarter'.  As well as on Melbourne radio station SEN 1116 as co-host of 'Morning Glory', weekdays from 6-9am.

His personable manner, in depth sporting knowledge and incredulous ability to recall sporting facts from years past make him a popular host, MC or keynote speaker for any corporate or sporting event.

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A massive thank you to you both for all your assistance from selecting to co-ordinating the speakers for our annual ProLoan conference. Feedback was that this year’s speakers where the best they had EVER heard at ANY event. So this is pretty amazing, because they do go to a lot of sessions like these.

Director of Network Relationships - Proloan (aust) pty ltd

Again this year you and your team have been fantastic and extremely helpful.  In regards to you Sharm, you have been an absolute star and phenomenal help with our speakers and presenters, a great communicator, wealth of knowledge and so prompt with responding and looking at ways to cater to our needs.

Event Manager Fitness Australia

I would recommend, without hesitation, the services of Jane Rowland Smith and Ovations. Jane answered a last minute call to arrange a guest speaker for our principals. Nothing was too much effort, all was arranged within hours, and went very smoothly. The guest speaker was exactly what we required and our brief was followed. Thank you Jane and the team at Ovations.

Executive Director of Schools Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta

All aspects of the process has always gone seamlessly with Ovations and we will continue to seek your assistance for the awards in the coming years.

Thank you again, your help has meant that our Awards are very professional and extremely well received by our members and guests.

Executive Assistant BSCAA NSW Division

Jane, I personally want to thank you for all of your support, advice, patience and all round kindness that you have given me over the last 3 or so years.  This event would not have been as successful without the valuable MC’s you have recommended and the support you provided me when it all just seemed too hard

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