As one of the UK’s leading sports presenters and commentators, Jacqui Oatley MBE is a respected and popular reporter and broadcaster journalist who made history in 2007 as the first female commentator on Match of the Day and has been racking up the “firsts” ever since.
In 2015, Jacqui was named in The Independent as the 8th most influential woman in sport.
Jacqui Oatley is currently the lead commentator on Sky Sports covering the FA Women’s Super League and presents EFL on Quest as well as darts events for ITV Sport.
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A former female footballer and FA qualified coach Jacqui Oatley can often be found commenting on major football tournaments, including FIFA World Cups, Euros and Olympic Games as well as multiple FIFA Women’s World Cup events.
Jacqui Oatley has always had an innate passion for a wide range of sports, and as the UK’s first female darts presenter she’s hosted ITV Sport’s PDC tournaments since 2015. She has also reported on tennis, golf, rugby league and snooker events.
Fox Sports hired Jacqui in 2022 as their main USA commentator for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, becoming the first woman to hold the position of play-by-play commentator in U.S broadcast history. She then joined the US play-by-play commentary team for the 2023 National Women’s Soccer League.
In 2016, Jacqui Oatley was awarded an MBE on the Queen’s New Year Honours List for her broadcasting services and dedication to diversity in football.
Jacqui is a strong advocate for women in sports roles, especially football and goes out of her way to promote female equality in the sport She is also ‘Women in Football’ ambassador and serves on the national committee of the Football Writers’ Association.
With over, 170,000 social media followers, Jacqui is confident in presenting sporting news across a range of media.
In August 2021, Jacqui co-hosted BBC’s Five Live’s Drive programme and was even a BBC commentator for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee procession in 2012. To read more about Jacqui’s TV credits, visit her presenter’s profile at Great British Presenters.
Jacqui is an engaging host, accomplished keynote speaker, and skilled moderator for panel debates and Q&A sessions. With a professional yet vibrant personality, she is a popular host who has compered events for FIFA, the Football Association and Premier League just to name a few. She has also fronted many non-sporting corporations and charities too, including Goldman Sachs and many educational establishments.
Just some of Jacqui’s speaking clients include;
Ex-British Forces in business awards, ECA (General Assembly)
FIFA Women and Football and Leadership conference in Zurich
Inaugural Women in Football Conference at Wembley
Wolverhampton Council – business breakfast host
Nuffield Health club Rugby Q&A ‘with the legends’
Premier League Collaborate 92 Conference
Premier League Youth Development Conference,
Wolves End of Season Awards Dinner,
Sport Resolutions Conference,
CISCO Q &A
EFL Screwfix Q &A
Women’s Network event at Goldman Sachs
Association for Physical Education at St George’s Park
Annual Black Country Primary PE and Sports Premium Conference,
Manchester Metropolitan – Directorship course lecture,
The FA England Women’s World Cup squad announcement
The FA Women’s Football awards, FIFA Ballon D’Or event in Zurich
MacDonalds Mum of the Year Awards
Twitter UK Q&A
…. and many corporate awards events
Jacqui’s talks can be tailored to your business or event type, however, just some of her keynote speaking topics include;
Women in football
Jacqui’s career change, from Intellectual property (Brand protection) to journalism.
Women in sports broadcasting.
Diversity – she is a director of Women in Football
Motivational speaking via career change
Jacqui hosted our National Awards Ceremony brilliantly. She made the effort to find out all about our work beforehand and she is a consummate professional as well as being warm and sincere.
Fields in Trust
We asked Jacqui to host our 27th General Assembly in Vienna, in March 2022, the most important event in ECA’s membership calendar. Jacqui added class, pace and humour to the event and succeeded in making our plenary sessions engaging and more upbeat, as reflected by the overwhelmingly positive comments we received from our Member Clubs. Jacqui is well-prepared, professional and a pleasure to work with.
Charlie Marshall, CEO – European Club Association (ECA)