Our Commentary Team
Julian Daw - Head Of Sport
A graduate of the Australian Film Television and Radio School (2013) Julian is a rising star of the sports broadcasting world with a broadcasting CV as impressive as it is versatile.
Some of his notable achievements to date including NRL and A-League commentator on ABC Radio (2014-2016), AFL boundary rider on Triple M in Sydney since 2016 and K-Rock in Geelong since 2017.
Career highlights to date include sideline commentary for Football Nation’s 2017 A-League Grand Final coverage, calling play by play on Arsenal’s 2017 tour of Sydney, Wallabies test matches, 2017 Shute Shield Grand Final, A-League, W-League, Asian Champions League and the Sydney World Rugby 7’s on Sydney radio.
In addition Julian also calls for Football NSW’s live streaming of the NPL NSW Men’s 1 competition, called the 2016 & 2017 NSW NPL 1 Grand Finals on radio and was the lead commentator on the 2016 NPL National Grand Final between Sydney United 58 and the Edgeworth Eagles.
However he cites his broadcasting highlight happening right here at SWR Triple 9 as he was the only Australian broadcaster to call play-by-play of the Socceroos World Cup Qualifier against Honduras in November 2017.
Julian also calls NBL, ABL, Rugby League and Union as well as Cricket for SWR Sport.
Returning to the station where he first dipped his toe in the world of radio as the head of sport and co founder of SWR Sport it’s safe to say his is a name you will be hearing a lot more of in the years to come.
Longtime commentator of NSW Rugby League, Daniel comes to SWR Sport to lead the coverage of NSW Rugby League competitions on SWR League.
Having called the NSW Super Premiership for several years including multiple Grand Finals, Daniel is our chief NSWRL caller and will be the voice of SWR's coverage of the NSWRL including the Super Premiership (NSW Cup) and Jersey Flegg.
The heart and soul of SWR Sport, Will Gotsis has long been heard as the PA Announcer for APIA Leichhardt in the NSW NPL.
Will is a vital part of SWR Sports A-League coverage and will also lend his voice to various other SWR Sport broadcasts.
Matt McQuade has been a passionate basketball fan since discovering the sport as an 11 year old in 1979.
One of Australia’s most respected basketball writers and broadcasters, Matt has been involved with the sport of basketball for nearly 40 years at multiple levels. He began his media career in 1999 as a weekly contributor to national periodical Pro Basketball Today (PBT) and in that same year commenced writing for the Sydney Kings on both their website and game night programs.
He was the editor of Kings News from 2005 to 2008, and wrote for PBT until 2005, before becoming a regular contributor for both the National Basketball League and Basketball Australia. From 2005-2012 he had a weekly column on the NBL website.
In 2007, he joined forces with NBL Legend Bruce Bolden in the very first regular radio broadcasts of Sydney Kings games and was the play by play announcer for Sydney Kings Radio from 2007-2016. He was the play by play announcer for Sydney Kings TV and also a play by play caller on NBL.TV in the 2014/2015 season.
In addition he called every game of four consecutive NBL preseason tournaments from 2013 to 2016.
In 2016, Matt completed a marathon effort at the NBL Australian Basketball Challenge in Brisbane, calling all 15 games of the preseason tournament over a four day period including the slam dunk contest and three-point shootout – an event watched by more than 300,000 fans.
In addition, Matt called the 2017 Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) Finals with Steve Carfino on NBL.TV; the 2017 NBL All-Australian series with the Chinese National Team on Fox Sports; has featured in regular basketball segments on SEN Radio and EON Sports Radio in Melbourne, Radio 2GB in Sydney and Sport FM in Perth; and has also called NBL games for ABC Radio prior to joining SWR NBL in 2017.
Jack Clifton, 27-year-old broadcaster who has covered the Sheffield shield for Cricket NSW for the past two seasons.
Is cricket mad and will happily chew your ear off for a few hours to chat all things cricket.
Head SWR W League caller who understands the importance that women's sport has in this country and its growing fan base.
Also calls rugby league and enjoy the physical battles of a game that has evolved in the last decade.
Huge Aston Villa fan in football and Chicago bears in the NFL. Will also talk your ear off about NFL.
Robbie is a real sports fanatic; name any and chances are he'll have a favourite team. A keen follower of football, rugby and cricket, but if there's a willing battle between players and teams in any code - or involving his homeland of New Zealand - he'll be watching. Robbie has worked in sports media since 2005 across NZ / Australia and has had key roles in the productions of World Cups in netball, football and rugby, as well as being involved in television productions for seasons of rugby union, rugby league, cricket, football, basketball and netball.
Robbie has a real interest in doing sports commentary and is dedicated to making a successful career of it. He began calling in early 2016 for the Sydney club rugby competition the Shute Shield and has also done several National Rugby Championship matches for Fox Sports online. He is a hard worker and meticulous in his preparation, always striving to make sure the listeners and viewers are well informed and entertained.
Ben Knight is one of the great quiet achievers in NBL history with his resume being as extensive and successful as they come.
A two time NBL All-Star, he played basketball professionally from 1997-2011 across Asia, New Zealand and the National Basketball League. He captained the Singapore Slingers from 2007-09 and the Sydney Kings team in the 2010-11 NBL season.
When the Kings were resurrected in 2010 Ben was given the honour of being named Kings captain, after his retirement Ben moved into coaching with the Kings until he was called upon for one final cameo appearance with the Kings in 2015 to bring up 400 NBL games.
Ben also played from the S.E. Melbourne Magic 98, Brisbane Bullets 98-99, Townsville Crocs 99-00, Cairns Taipans 00-03, Wellington Saints 2003-05, Wollongong Hawks 2003-04, Malacca Chin Woo Malaysia 2008, Perth Wildcats 2008-09, Melbourne Tigers 2009-10
Ben is the cornerstone of our Sydney Kings broadcasts from the Q, he calls it as he sees it and we wouldn't have it any other way.
Away from the mic Ben continues to coach junior basketballers in Sydney.
Truckie is the heart and soul of the Illawarra and is our resident Hawks man. Ironically growing up Troy was a Kings fan but found success in the NBL forging a strong on court career with the Canberra Cannons before settling into the Hawks nest.
Whether he was leaving opponents in his wake as he crashed through for a dunk, taking a charge or grabbing an important offensive rebound, the Hawks enforcer known as Truck left Hawks fans in no doubt he had given his all every time he stepped on the court.
Pilon was an uncompromising defender and selfless team player, taking on the tough assignments that made other players shy away
Now a resident of the Illawarra Troy is our main analyst for Illawarra Hawks games on SWR NBL.
A rising star in the world of sports broadcasting, you might have heard Keyan's voice on Fox Sports live stream of Sydney Uni Flames WNBL matches this past summer.
Keyan will lend his voice to SWR League as well as various other events.