SANFL congratulates Bruce McAvaney on AFL Life Membership

Bruce McAvaney hosting the unveiling of Malcolm Blight's statue in 2015.

SANFL wishes to congratulate Bruce McAvaney on being awarded AFL Life Membership.

A proud South Australian, Bruce began his illustrious broadcasting career with Channel 7 Adelaide in 1978 before quickly rising to be the lead SANFL commentator from 1981 to 1983.

After a seven-year stint with Network Ten, Bruce returned to Channel 7 for the next three decades where he rose to prominence on the national stage.

As lead AFL caller with Channel 7, he commentated more than 1000 matches, including 20 Grand Finals while also acting as the host of the annual Brownlow Medal.

A true friend of SANFL, Bruce’s passion for the competition was on display when unveiling Malcolm Blight’s statue at Adelaide Oval in 2015.

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