Gary Bloom

Commentator / Presenter / Voice Over
Football commentator

Gary Bloom is a sports broadcaster, psychotherapist and counsellor.                                                                                                                                     

He has commentated at World Cups, Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games and many similar events in a career spanning more than 25 years.               

Gary is also a psychotherapist and counsellor specialising in sports men and women who are suffering from mood disorders – including anxiety, depression and addictive behaviours. He is an articulate and confident broadcaster able to comment on the complex relationship between psychology and sport.

He is also a clinician working for a leading sports psychology organisation based in Harley Street in London

COMMENTATING CREDITS:

Olympic Broadcasting Services - London 2012 Olympics
Channel Five – European Championship; UEFA Cup Games; Scottish League Cup
Bravo – Football Italia
Sky One/Ruggie Media – Celebrity Soccer Six (May 06)
Sky One/Endemol UK – Match Academy (2006)
Octagon CSI (Freelance)
Host Broadcaster Services (World Feed Commentator) - World Youth Championships (Dubai); Women’s World Cup (USA); Confederations Cup (France); World Cup 2002
Sunset & Vine – Channel Five Football
Setanta (Freelance)
Channel 4 - Football Italia. (Ten years as commentator/reporter)
OnDigital – Champions League, German League and On Goals
Sky One - Dream Team (Actor/voice over/commentator)
Sky Sports
Eurosport
SBS (Australia) World Cup 94 and 98.
Screensport
ITV – (Reporter/ Interviewer) The Goal Rush.
TVS

MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
World Cups; European Cup Finals, FA Cup Finals; League Cup Finals, Euro, Women’s World Championship, World Youth Championships.

OTHER WORK:
BBC Radio Leeds (1979-81) Freelance station assistant
Failsworth Press (1979-81) Reporter and Sub Editor
Radio Aire (1981-2) News/Sport/Presenter
Radio City Liverpool (1982-88) Sports Presenter and Commentator
Central TV Nottingham (1988-90) News and Sports Presenter.
Also Deputy Sports Editor (management role)

Voice over artist for commercials, computer games and sport programmes.

EDUCATION:
University of Wales, BA (hons) English and Drama
Leeds Grammar School