Meet The Team
We are thrilled to introduce you to the people behind the voices. As you can see, there is a broad range of skills and experience that blends to provide an entertaining approach to calling live football matches.
Above all else, all members of the team love their footy and relish the opportunity to present the games to our audience across Australia.
Neil ButlerExecutive Producer & Caller
Neil has been broadcasting for over eleven years with a mixture of music programs (specialising in 60s, 70s and 80s music) and sports commentary. This includes over 150 games of VFL and VFLW football, including the 2013, 2014 and 2018 VFL and 2018 VFLW Grand Finals plus the SANFL vs VFL interstate game from the Adelaide Oval in 2016. He has also been engaged by AFL Victoria to provide occasional commentary for VFL and VFLW Radio and the associated video streams. Since relocating to Geelong in 2015, Neil has also been a contributor to the Sportsfix program on 94.7FM The Pulse.
Neil lives in Geelong West and has been a continuous member of the Fitzroy and then Brisbane Lions Australian Football Clubs since the early 1980s.
Robert CameronCaller & Special Comments
Rob is a familiar face and voice across the broader Geelong region through his work with the Bendigo Community Bank network and his involvement in local football and cricket clubs and leagues. Rob has a number of years experience in community radio, hosting and calling local football in the Kowree Naracoorte Tatiana Football League in regional South Australia and hosting the That’s Life Breakfast and Sportsfix program on Geelong’s 94.7FM The Pulse.
In 2019, Rob has extended his commitment to local football in the Geelong region by accepting the role as the Media Officer for the Geelong & District Football League (GDFL). This involvement in the GDFL will complement his role on goFooty.Live and will give us a unique perspective on the local football leagues.
Rob lives just outside Geelong and is a lifelong supporter of the Cats at AFL and VFL level.
Josh BarnesCaller & Special Comments
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, he is now employed as a full-time journalist with Leader Newspapers. This training and experience 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.
Sean SimpsonSpecial Comments
Sean brings some real game experience to the broadcasting team having played 7 games for St Kilda and 114 for his beloved Geelong between 1988 and 1998, including the 1992 AFL Grand Final against West Coast. Sean (pictured here in his playing days) was the 896th player to represent the Cats, landing between Stephen Hooper and Jamie Lamb on the all-time list of players and 176 places above his son, Sam, who proudly runs around in the same number 37 jumper that his dad made famous.
Sean will provide a unique perspective to the broadcasts given that he is not only a student of the game but also a past player and the parent of a current one. Sean has been a regular contributor to the Sportsfix program on 94.7FM The Pulse providing commentary about the AFL and VFL.
Paris NigroSpecial Comments & Boundary Rider
Paris has grown up in Geelong and has been involved in football one way or another all of her life. After finishing her secondary education, Paris studied at Sports Education Development Australia (SEDA) compelting a Diploma of Sports Development. This course gave her an opportunity to work with the Geelong Cats in a Information Technology placement. She is now working as the full-time Administration Officer at the Torquay Football and Netball Club - the only role of its type in the region.
On the field, Paris was captain and Best & Fairest winner in the inaugural Torquay Youth Girls Football Team in 2015 before playing in back-to-back premierships with North Geelong. Back at her original club, she helped to establish the Torquay Senior Women's Football team, where she has since been part of the leadership team.
Paris is a life-long Carlton supporter and member and has had some experience in radio with 94.7FM The Pulse, working with Rob on the Sportsfix program.
Alyce TzotzisSpecial Comments & Boundary Rider
Born and raised in Melbourne, Alyce has been a keen observer of AFL football for as long as she can remember.
As a 20 plus year member of the Richmond Football Club, she is no stranger to witnessing the highest of highs and lowest of lows. After 8 years in the Legal industry, Alyce has now decided to try something new. Alyce will now be spending her weekends with the goFooty.Live team.
In her spare time, Alyce enjoys the company of her family, her friends, the mighty Tigers and other sports.
Nathan RivallandBoundary Rider
Nathan - the youngest member of our team - is a keen surfer and football fanatic from Jan Juc on the Surf-Coast. Nathan is studying a Bachelor of Communications (Journalism) at Deakin University.
Nathan currently works as a journalist and photographer for Surfing Victoria, writes for the Surfcoast Times and is a contributor to 94.7 The Pulse in Geelong.
In his spare time he loves to surf and plays football for the Torquay Tigers. Nathan is a keen Richmond fan.Nathan hopes to make a career as a sports journalist.
Paul KinniburghBoundary Rider
Paul brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from his various roles at the highest level. He previously played VFL for Williamstown as well working along aside Rodney Eade as a match day assistant and forward scout for the Western Bulldogs over a 6 year period. He has also coached in the BFL with both Queenscliff and Modewarre.
During the summer months he can be found competing in the VAL and has raced over many distances at the Iconic Stawell Gift. Paul is the co-host of Friday on My Mind Breakfast Show on 94.7fm with Robert Cameron.
Paul currently resides in Leopold and bleeds Red White and Blue
... and KarenOur Kind of Awesome Radio Equipment Network
We are nothing without Karen - our Kind of Awesome Radio Equipment Network. Karen is a combination of a number of Mackie and Shure branded products, sourced, of course, from our sponsors, Music Workshop.
Whenever we broadcast, you can be certain that Karen is taking the sounds we make and sending them off into Online Land so that you can hear us. Thanks, Karen!