In a media environment dominated by ex-sportsmen, Hudson’s rise from a boy from Bendigo to multi award-winning sports commentator is quite extraordinary. Anthony has called five AFL Grand Finals for Network Ten and a further nine for radio – as well as calling international tennis, cricket, golf, motor racing and swimming.
His calls are always passionate and well informed, providing an accurate and entertaining account of the on-field action.
Anthony has three times been awarded ‘the most outstanding AFL commentator’ by the AFL Media Association. His career has spanned more than 20 years at 3AW, Channel Seven, Network Ten/One HD and now Fox Footy and radio SEN1116.
During Ten’s decade long coverage of the AFL, Hudson called and hosted it’s live AFL broadcasts and hosted popular programs Before the Game and The Game Plan. He was also the voice of swimming for One HD, covering major events in Rome, Los Angeles and the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi.
On radio, Hudson has been part of the fabric of SEN from its opening day and leads the station’s Friday Night Football coverage and the award winning Saturday show, Crunch Time.
Anthony has regularly worked with the biggest names in sport but also has plenty of entertaining stories of his own to tell.
He is an outstanding and entertaining key-note speaker where he talks about following your dream. He is also an experienced MC having hosted corporate functions for many companies including the AFL, NAB, ANZ, Gillette, Michael Page International, Tennis Victoria and many AFL clubs.
He is also an auctioneer and quiz-master who will bring the right combination of pace, professionalism and humour to your function.
Two years ago Tennis Victoria established a new major event staged during the Australian Open and attended by 350+ tennis people and other special guests. It has been an outstanding success, and this is in no small part due to the fact that Anthony Hudson has been the MC on both occasions. Being highly knowledgeable and very well prepared, his relaxed and humorous style has suited things perfectly. Anthony’s interviews with tennis greats like Jim Courier and Goran Ivanisevic – as well as local club volunteers – have really been something special that we hear many people still talk about often. I’d certainly recommend ‘Huddo’ anytime. ”
Matthew Kennedy – Tennis Victoria CEO
“The Calder Cannons Football Club recently commemorated our 20 years in the TAC Cup with a Hall of Fame Function…with 200 past players and staff in attendance, including many AFL players, Anthony became a part of our club for the night. His knowledge and repartee with the players was excellent, and his research and preparation for the evening was first-rate. He was able to auction three signed jumpers for us, achieving great prices with each of them, and ran the evening efficiently but in a relaxed manner. Without Anthony’s professional yet approachable and friendly presentation and running of our event, it would not have been the success that it was, and we couldn’t have asked for anything more of him.”
“For the past four years, Anthony has been MC for PageGroup’s AFL Grand Final breakfast for 400 corporate clients. Anthony’s knowledge and evident passion for the game led to an innovative, adaptable and original host performance time and time again. He is able to engage with a range of stakeholders across the corporate arena and maintain a high level of audience engagement and participation. Anthony has a strong understanding of the requirements needed when MC for these large events and his professionalism meant that we have delivered an event to our clients which was not only enjoyable but also memorable. It was a genuine pleasure working with him during the planning leading up to the events. I have no hesitation recommending Anthony as an MC or Professional Speaker for corporate events.”
Matthew Cook, Managing Director, Michael Page
“Anthony Hudson was MC and host of a huge function celebrating the Mornington Cricket Club 150 years celebration.”His professionalism was most noted in his preparation understanding about the club and its legendary players. A good dose of appropriate humour throughout the evening and the 400 strong crowd were absolutely engaged. Anthony is a pleasure to deal with in setting up the event, with nothing too much trouble for him. I have engaged Anthony to be our MC at the upcoming Prahran Cricket Club’s coterie functions.”