Josh Barnes

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Josh is the up-and-coming star of the goFooty.Live team, having qualified with a Bachelor of Journalism (Sports). After some time working as a freelance journalist at the Geelong Advertiser and at Leader Newspapers in Melbourne, he is now employed as a full-time journalist with the Addy. This training, experience and local knowledge will provide us with great insights, regardless of whether Josh is calling the games or providing special comments.

Josh cut his teeth as a caller of local football in Geelong (primarily GFL) and was able to call his first VFL & VFLW football in 2018 as a guest commentator with the 94.1FM 3WBC VFL Commentary Team. He has also been a regular contributor to the Sportsfix program on Geelong’s 94.7FM The Pulse for the past couple of years.

Josh was born in raised in Geelong, attending Belmont High School and so, naturally, is a passionate Cats supporter at AFL, AFLW, VFL and VFLW levels.

VFL/VFLW Games Broadcast*: 28
goFooty.Live Role: Caller / Special Comments
First goFooty.Live Season: 2019
Favourite AFL/AFLW Team: Geelong
Favourite footballer – childhood: Chris Judd – West Coast
Favourite AFLW player – current: Richelle Cranston – Geelong
Favourite AFL player – current: Tom Stewart – Geelong
Favourite commentary moment: Losing sight of the ball for an entire quarter as Alyce nearly drowned under impossibly heavy rain at princes Park.

* Games totals as at start of the 2020 season.