[an error occurred while processing this directive]
BBC News
watch One-Minute World News
Last Updated: Thursday, 19 April 2007, 08:59 GMT 09:59 UK
Female first for Match of the Day
Jacqui Oatley
Jacqui Oatley used to work in intellectual property
A woman is to commentate on BBC TV's flagship football programme Match of the Day for the first time in its 43-year history.

Jacqui Oatley, 32, will cover Saturday's Premiership game between Fulham and Blackburn.

She played at an amateur level but had to give up after a serious knee injury.

Oatley, from London, and originally from Codsall, Staffordshire, spent four years working in intellectual property before changing careers.

She eventually secured a job on BBC national radio with Five Live.

Oatley, whose previous work includes reporting for BBC Radio Leeds and BBC WM in the West Midlands, did a postgraduate course before going into broadcasting.




SEE ALSO
Losing the FA contract
30 Mar 07 |  Match of the Day
MOTD through the ages
03 Aug 04 |  Match of the Day

RELATED BBC LINKS



FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific