EXPERT VOICE: Brent Livermore is commentating at the Commonwealth Games. Photo: Warren Lynam
EXPERT VOICE: Brent Livermore is commentating at the Commonwealth Games. Photo: Warren Lynam Warren Lynam

Our own Livermore a voice of the Games

ANYONE from the Clarence Valley paying attention to hockey at the Commonwealth Games will recognise a familiar voice.

Two-time Commonwealth gold medallist with the Kookaburras, Grafton's Brent Livermore OAM is providing expert analysis throughout the Games in Glasgow on Channel Ten.

Livermore performed the role at Delhi in 2010 and is in the chair once again alongside rugby union expert Gordon Bray and former Hockeyroo Nikki Hudson.

Brent's father and Grafton resident Barry Livermore said the two stints were his 38-year-old son's only posts as a commentator since retiring from the international scene.

"He gives insight into the game and explains the rules for those who have never played before," Barry said.

"I've been watching the Games as much as I can and as a whole I think it's been great across all the sports."

Outside his media commitments, Brent leads a busy life and continues to play and coach Gold Coast club Labrador in the Brisbane Hockey League.

The Kookaburras, playing under new caretaker coach Paul Gaudoin, following the retirement of Ric Charlesworth, won their opening match against Wales 7-1, and played South Africa overnight.

The Hockeyroos, meanwhile, dominated the women's draw, winning 4-0 over Malaysia and 9-0 against both Wales and Scotland, heading to their match against England last night. Both Australian teams are defending their Commonwealth Games gold medals.



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