Sports Commentator, Broadcaster and MC
Hamish McLachlan is the host of Channel 7's Saturday Afternoon Football and the Australian Open Tennis. With his enthusiastic personality and light hearted demeanour, he is a popular choice as Master of Ceremonies for public and private events.
With a background playing and administering horse sports and polo, Hamish McLachlan entered the world of broadcasting calling local polo games, before being asked to call tournaments such as the Cartier International in England and International Tests throughout Europe and Asia.
Hamish spent three summers in Europe hosting sporting and charity events and calling matches to hone his skills behind the microphone before returning to Australia in 2008. He was quickly picked up by Channel 7, initially appearing as the host of the station's Sunday morning footy fix AFL Game Day. As host, Hamish became the front man responsible for the show's balance of informed opinion and light hearted banter between the game's past and present greats. Following the success of AFL Game Day, Hamish was asked to become involved in the hosting of the Spring Racing broadcast and calling tennis matches for the World Feed Broadcast of the Australian Open with Channel 7.
In 2008 Hamish hosted Spring Racing on radio for Triple M, then went on to call Saturday night and Sunday afternoon AFL matches for the station alongside Coleman and Brownlow medallists.
Since then Hamish has taken on numerous hosting duties for Seven including the Melbourne Cup Spring Racing coverage; The Brownlow Medal Red Carpet Specials; The ANZAC Day Pre Game Special; The Season's Best - a look at the 'Season That Was' during Grand Final Week each year; Such is Life - The Troubled Times of Ben Cousins - The Panel Debate; and a three-hour edition of AFL Game Day live from the MCG on Grand Final day each year.
Hamish is an active supporter of various causes including Captain Courageous, where he is a Board Member, the Royal Flying Doctor Service, where he is an Ambassador, and Cool Australia.