Ashley Morrison

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Ashley Morrison
Born1964
Salisbury, UK
ResidencePerth, Western Australia
EducationPinewood, Stowe School Buckingham
OccupationCommentator, broadcaster, MC, writer and documentary maker.
AwardsSouthampton Film Festival Best Documentary and Editing for Documentary award winner for No Apologies
Website
www.ashleymorrisonmedia.com, www.notthefootyshow.com, www.noapologiesrequired.com, www.onthetouchlines.com
 
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Ashley Morrison
Born1964
Salisbury, UK
ResidencePerth, Western Australia
EducationPinewood, Stowe School Buckingham
OccupationCommentator, broadcaster, MC, writer and documentary maker.
AwardsSouthampton Film Festival Best Documentary and Editing for Documentary award winner for No Apologies
Website
www.ashleymorrisonmedia.com, www.notthefootyshow.com, www.noapologiesrequired.com, www.onthetouchlines.com

Ashley Malcolm Morrison (born 23 June 1964) is a commentator, broadcaster, MC, writer, and documentary maker.

Born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, he was educated at Stowe School, Buckingham and played cricket for Wiltshire.

He has written two books - Headingley Stadium Remembered - A Century of Ashes Cricket and Please Sir Can I have my Ball Back - about his battle with testicular cancer.

Having worked at Wiltshire newspapers on moving to Australia he worked for Impact Publications publishers of Traveltalk magazine and AirCargo Asia-Pacific Magazine.

In 2008 he set up his own media business Ashley Morrison Media.

Broadcast work[edit]

Ashley has appeared on radio in Perth since 1991, first with 6NR covering the Perth Glory games in the National Soccer League, before moving to 6PR where he continued to be a part of the commentary team, and added Rugby to his portfolio. With the start of the Hyundai A league in 2004 he moved to 6RPH, the only station to broadcast the A League in Western Australia at that time, as well as the first season of the Western Force in Super Rugby. He has since commentated hockey, rugby and football for the station.

In September 2006 he launched Not The Footy Show, a two hour radio show that focussed on all sports except AFL. The show is still on air every Wednesday from 6-8pm. Original co-host was Darren Harper.

Ashley was part of the Fox Sports Australia A League coverage from 2006 - 2011. He has commentated hockey for Astro Arena, Neo Sports and the FIH, covering amongst others the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup, the Sultan of Johor Cup, the Asia Cup, the Junior Asia Cup and the World Hockey League.

Documentaries[edit]

In 2010 he produced and directed his first documentary Standing at the Touchlines. A journey through Africa to see if the 2010 World Cup would unite a continent. This has aired in Africa and Asia and was part of the African World Documentary Film Festival screening in Jamaica, Cameroon, Nigeria and South Africa.

Standing at the Touchlines is a documentary produced and directed by Ashley Morrison.

It is a journey through Africa during the 2010 FIFA World Cup that shows home football has played such a key role in so many African communities, but also to see if the World Cup would in fact unite a continent as then President of South Africa Thabo Mbeki had said it would.

The film travels through, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Uganda, Kenya, Zanzibar, Lesotho during the competition finishing in host nation South Africa.

The film was selected to be a part of the African World Documentary Film Festival.

The film has also aired on television in Africa and Asia.

In 2012 he produced and directed No Apologies, a film about two Aboriginal girls representing Australia at the Women’s World Cup in Germany in 2011. This film won an Honorable Mention at the International Film Festival for Health Environment and Culture. It was also selected to be screened during NAIDOC (National Aboriginies and Islanders Day Observance Committee) week around Australia.

No Apologies tells the story of two Aboriginal female footballers, Kyah Simon and Lydia Williams and their journey to the FIFA Women's World Cup Finals in Germany in 2011. At the Finals Lydia Williams became the first Aboriginal male or female to play in goal at a World Cup Finals, while Kyah Simon became the first Aboriginals male or female to score in a World Cup Finals.

No Apologies won the award for Best Editing in a Documentary and Best Documentary at the Southampton International Film Festival.[1] It also won an Award of Excellence and three Honourable Mentions awards at the International Film Festival for Health Environment and Culture [2] and the International Film Festival for Peace Inspiration and Equality.[3] The film was also selected for the Tiger Paw Sports Film Festival in New Delhi.

This film has aired on television in Australia on SBS and NITV and in Asia on Astro.

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