AFL Women’s star Daisy Pearce wows fans with her commentary performance on Seven’s Grand Final coverage – and fans claim she is ‘lengths’ better than her colleagues
- AFL star and commentator Daisy Pearce has been praised for her coverage
- Part of Channel 7’s commentating team for Saturday’s Grand Final game
- She’s also one of the top players for the Melbourne Demons on the woman’s side
- Received wide praise for her comments and interviews during the coverage
Channel Seven commentator and star player Daisy Pearce has won over fans with her history-making coverage of the AFL Grand Final.
Pearce became the first woman to make special comments on the network’s coverage of the showpiece event on Saturday night.
The 33-year-old drew plaudits from viewers as she commentated on the Melbourne Demons – for whom she plays in the AFL Women’s league – ending their 57-year Premiership drought with a win over the Western Bulldogs.
Daisy Pearce (pictured centre) has made history as the first woman to make special comments on Channel 7’s coverage of the AFL Grand Final game
Pearce was praised for her comments and analysis during and before Saturday’s big game
Showing her pride for her home team, she said ‘It is not my club, it is Neale Daniher’s and Garry Lyon’s club. I am so proud, to take this club, with 57 years of hope and expectation, and turn it around. They deserve this.’
Sports broadcaster Chris Coleman sung her praises.
‘I’m sure there are plenty of misogynists around, but I’m looking forward to the day Daisy Pearce gets a bigger role in an #AFLGF commentary team,’ he said.
‘Is there a press red for Daisy Pearce option? She has lengths on the rest of the TV commentary,’ wrote journalist Tim Barrow.
Social media users also praised her coverage, with many calling her commentary ‘balanced and intelligent.’
Author Adam Spencer called her the ‘best off ground’ writing: ‘Not for the first time this season, more informed, well-spoken observations from @DaisyPearce6 than pretty much the rest of the Channel 7 commentary team combined to half-time in the GF,’ he tweeted.’
Earlier in September, Ms Pearce was awarded Best Opinion/Analysis Award at the 2021 Australian Football Media Association awards.
Pearce is one of the top players for the Melbourne Demons in the team’s AFLW side.
Daisy Pearce attends the AO Inspirational Series Lunch at The Glasshouse at Melbourne Park on January 30, 2020
Pearce is one of the top players for the Melbourne Demons in the Australian Football League Woman’s’ side
BlueBet Australia put their odds on Pearce being one of the best performances from the first quarter of the game, picking her over players
The 33-year-old has been widely praised by fans of the sport for how she handled herself during the coverage of the game and pre-game interviews.
BlueBet Australia also supported her in their three best performances of the first quarter of the game, with the top spot going to Pearce.
‘Top three first quarter performances: 3: Clayton Oliver 2: Christian Petracca 1: Daisy Pearce commentary,’ the company wrote on social media.