island entertainment presents

MC – Michael Maney


Michael Maney has been performing MC work for quite some time, hosting many private functions and corporate weddings while living in Adelaide.

He’s hosted sporting presentations on field and off field, including ground announcing for the Hawthorn Football Club for Launceston matches, and ground announcer for the Burnie Athletic Carnival.


Has been Court Announcer at the Hobart Tennis International, performing on court interviews and corporate hosting, and working on cricket Test match coverage as a commentator and interviewer with the ABC and ESPN.


He has hosted the Tasmanian Athlete of the Year, co-hosted the William Leitch Medal as a live TV production, Hosted the SANFL coverage on ABC Adelaide and commentated and hosted the  ABC’s Statewide Football League Tasmanian TV coverage, performing multiple on field SANFL Grand Final duties at AAMI Stadium in front of 35 thousand people.


There have been numerous sports forum hosting roles with football and cricket clubs. A highlight the ST Pats Football Club’s 90 year celebration at Launceston Country Club, ACL Cricket Club’s  and the NTFA awards presentation evening at the same venue.

This year he anchored 7 Tasmania’s Live 2024 State Election Coverage, and has been reading weekday and weekend news bulletins for 7.


Michael has been part of ABC Sport’s AFL football commentary team on and off for 28 years, in Adelaide and Tasmania, and called play by play in Sydney, Marvel Stadium, Kardinia Park, Utas Stadium and Blundstone Arena in over 100 matches.