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Former hockey international Beth Fisher to join ITV Wales as a sports reporter

Retired hockey player Beth has commentated for Welsh football games Credit: Beth Fisher

Former Wales international athlete Bethan Fisher will be joining the ITV Cymru Wales on-air team as a Sports Reporter.

Beth won 44 caps in Wales Hockey over a career spanning 15 years. She also represented Wales in international Laser and Mirror class sailing events with county honours in netball, rugby, lacrosse, skiing and golf.

She has been a board member of Welsh Cycling and has worked for several national governing bodies of sport. All of this has helped her build an unrivalled range of contacts and knowledge of the Welsh sporting landscape.

Beth will work on ITV's flagship programme Wales at Six and across our online platforms Credit: Beth Fisher

Since retiring from sport Beth has also worked as a commentator, reporter and presenter for a range of broadcasters covering international football, Premier League, Championship and League Two football, International and Pro 14 rugby, the Cardiff Half Marathon, International Cricket, Hockey, Ice Hockey, Netball and the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Beth will work on ITV’s flagship programme Wales at Six and across our online and social media platforms.

Said Beth: "It is a dream come true to be joining ITV Wales as their new sports reporter! It is an exciting new chapter in my broadcasting career and I can’t wait to get started!"

In January 2019, Beth became the first woman to commentate on men’s football for BBC Radio Wales.

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This led her to working on BBC Final Score and commentary for the FA Women’s Championship and Superleague.

Beth has also been instrumental in recent Welsh sporting campaigns which have included #WatchHerGo, #Amdani and the Rainbow Laces campaign as an LGBT ambassador.

She will lead the sports coverage on Wales at Six, an award winning programme that has increased its audiences - and share of viewing over the last ten years.

Wales at Six Programme Editor Dafydd Jones said: “Beth joins us at a thrilling time in Welsh sport. She is bursting with ideas for how to make our coverage fresh, distinctive and compelling.

“She lives and breathes our ethos of telling sport through communities and people. She will bring something genuinely unique to our programme and I can’t wait to start working with her.”

Beth will take up her new role in July.