Tim Watson is one of the AFL’s most revered heroes and is equally admired for his role in the media.
Renowned for his superb skills and explosive bursts of pace, Tim played 307 games for Essendon and won three premierships along the way (1984, 1985 and 1993).
Following his official retirement in 1994 – Tim had previously hung up the boots for a season in 1992 but returned the following year to help Essendon win another flag – he joined Seven News Melbourne and read the weeknight sports bulletin.
He was also a key member of Seven’s AFL commentary team.
Tim returned to the AFL ranks in 1999 as coach of St Kilda – a position he held for two seasons. His appetite for television never diminished, however, and he returned to Seven in 2000.
Upon his return, Tim co-hosted The Game and in 2002 he joined Bruce McAvaney and Caroline Wilson as a member of the Talking Footy team.
Tim’s love for Aussie Rules and his knowledge of the game meant that his services were always in high demand.
In 2004 he joined the breakfast show at Melbourne’s SEN radio station. He did this in addition to his role as Seven News weekend sports presenter.
In 2013, it was announced Tim had been appointed to the position of Seven News weeknight sports presenter.
Tim also continues to play a vital role in Seven’s AFL coverage as an expert commentator during the football season.