The Matchfit squad has strength in depth – the very best in television sport presenting, punditry, news reporting and social media projection:
Andy Townsend enjoyed a distinguished football career at the highest level for both club and country. Southampton, Norwich, Chelsea and Aston Villa all benefitted from his talents, whilst his 70 caps for the Republic of Ireland included appearing at two World Cup tournaments.
For the past 16 years, he has been one of the most recognisable voices and faces in sports broadcasting as a co-commentator, analyst and studio pundit. As ITV Sport’s lead co-commentator, he covered Champions League, FA Cup and England international matches.
He also worked as the primary pundit and analyst on their Premier League highlights programming. More recently, he has played a leading role at Premier League Productions on their global broadcasts as well as working on radio for BBC Radio 5 Live and Talksport.
John Dykes is a presenter, commentator and host of the world’s most watched live football show – the English Premier League’s global broadcast.
As Premier League Productions’ match day anchor for seven seasons, he has worked alongside some of television’s most high-profile pundits, including Rio Ferdinand, Ryan Giggs, Alan Shearer, Jermaine Jenas, Andy Townsend, Glenn Hoddle, Michael Owen and many more.
Before joining Premier League Productions, he spent 13 years with Asian broadcasting giant ESPN STAR Sports and is recognised as one of the foremost presenters in world football.
Graham Thomas is a sports journalist who has worked as a reporter, presenter and producer for several major broadcasters, including Sky Sports News, the BBC and ITV. He has covered major football and rugby tournaments around the world, presented live studio programming, and reports regularly on the Premier League and Championship. He has contributed to Sky Sports News Transfer Deadline Day and BBC News. He has also worked on award-winning documentaries and is the author of three sports biographies.
Dean Nelson is an award-winning investigative journalist, foreign correspondent and media trainer. He was editor of The Sunday Times Scotland, The Daily Telegraph’s South Asia Editor and is one of the founders of Foreign Desk, a communications and media training consultancy which helps organisations and journalists engage their audiences and project their stories on social media.
Together, we provide personal guidance for footballers and other elite sports people seeking to improve their media performance.