Broadcasting icon to reduce workload

Legendary Sports Broadcaster Bruce McAvaney has called time on his AFL commentating career.

The 67-year-old said he felt that it was time to reduce his workload.

“I’m going to miss it enormously, I just visualise when Richmond and Carlton run out there in round one, and the ball is bounced, I’m going to climb a wall somewhere.

“I’m going to have to move on and just be a fan like everybody else.”

McAvaney will be part of Seven's coverage of the Tokyo Olympic games and play a large role in the station's Horse Racing coverage.

“[I’m] certainly not anything close to retirement, it’s just a new phase, where I cut back slightly, and anything I’m asked to do at Seven I’m going to do with the same enthusiasm and same commitment,” 

IMAGE: Seven

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