Seven has announced premiership hero and 7AFL expert commentator Daisy Pearce will join Seven’s AFLW team for the 2023 season, following her retirement from the game earlier this year.
Her addition to the team comes as the new season is set to begin, and Seven Network’s AFL Women’s commentary team is locked and loaded, ready to bring fans an epic season eight of the AFLW competition on Seven and 7plus.
Fresh off the back of her decorated career with Melbourne, Pearce will join Seven’s commentary team for the opening clash between reigning premiers Melbourne and Collingwood, where she will join her former teammates one last time to unfurl the 2022 premiership flag under lights at Ikon Park from 7.00 pm AEST live on Seven, 7mate and 7plus.
In addition to the team’s new recruit, Seven also welcomes back a star-studded lineup of the game’s best callers and experts in 2023, including Jason Bennett, Nigel Carmody, Natalie Edwards, Melissa Hickey, Abbey Holmes, Sam Lane, Kate McCarthy, Alister Nicholson, Sarah Olle and Jo Wotton.
Alongside the talented crop of former players, Seven’s team will also include current Melbourne defender Libby Birch, while 7NEWS’ Anna Hay, Mark Soderstrom and Laura Spurway round out the team.
Ahead of the opening match, fans can tune in to Seven on Thursday night from 8.30pm AEST when Andy Maher, Mick Molly and Sam Pang return for everyone’s favourite sports show, The Front Bar.
The hosts will be joined by Daisy Pearce and legendary ruckman Nic Naitanui, following the announcement of his retirement after 213 games across 15 seasons with the West Coast Eagles.
Top image: Daisy Pearce and Abbey Holmes