Oliver Walker-Peel - the 19-year-old voice behind the IFCPF Asia-Oceania Championships


Oliver Walker-Peel may only be 19 but the Manchester-born Victorian is the man behind the microphone for all 19 matches of the IFCPF Asia-Oceania Championships, claiming that his commentary debut for SBS has been 'one of the best experiences of his life'.

At just 19 years of age, Walker-Peel has already cemented himself as one of Australia's leading young talents in the sports media industry.

Having moved to Australia in 2013, he started his commentary career at age 15 covering local football, before going on to call games for NPL Victoria just two years later.

Adding to his current work in sports journalism and Australian rules commentary at VFL and AFLW level, Walker-Peel worked on the FIFA Women's World Cup earlier this year as an Audio Description Commentator, and now adds another feather to his cap in 2023 through calling the IFCPF Asia-Oceania Championships on SBS.

"It has been one of the best experiences of my life," Walker-Peel told SBS' David Basheer.

"Having cerebral palsy myself and seeing so many athletes with cerebral palsy in action, and to be the voice behind it all is a privilege and has been really brilliant.

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Credit: SBS Sport