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Hugh Bladen
Hugh Bladen
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Category:
Speaker, MC
Location:
Johannesburg South Africa
Preferred Language:
English
Tags:
Commentator,Rugby,TV & Radio
Profile:
Renowned commentator Hugh Bladen is the velvet voice we have come to know and trust in the commentator's box, especially on big match days! Blades, as he is known to his friends, started commentating in 1976. He commentated the 1999, 2003 and 2007 World Cups, and to date has commentated at 161 test matches in which the Springboks have played, 264 Super Rugby matches, and 20 Currie Cup finals.

On leaving school he joined Insurance brokers Glenvaal (Pty) Ltd. Now Glenrand MIB, and studied for A.C.I.I. Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute. In 1969 he joined the family jewellery business, until selling out in 2005. From 1981 to 1984 Hugh served as Charman of the South African Gem Cutters association.

Hugh has over the years become the voice that is synonymous with professional sport, commentating and rugby in particular. He has travelled extensively on business to the U.S.A. U.K. Europe and Iran. He is married to Bronwyn and has a son, 3 daughters and 10 grand children!!
Renowned commentator Hugh Bladen is the velvet voice we have come to know and trust in the commentator's box, especially on big match days! Blades, as he is known to his friends, started commentating in 1976. He commentated the 1999, 2003 and 2007 World Cups, and to date has commentated at 161 test matches in which the Springboks have played, 264 Super Rugby matches, and 20 Currie Cup finals.

On leaving school he joined Insurance brokers Glenvaal (Pty) Ltd. Now Glenrand MIB, a
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