Mark Braybrook’s media career began in 1988 when he joined Ray Hadley’s Continuous Call Team on 2UE in Sydney. Starting as an ‘Around The Grounds’ reporter, Mark was soon signed to present Sports News on the station and to help produce the Drive Time Program ‘Sports Today’.
In 1993 Mark moved to Brisbane after he was offered the position of Sports Director at 4BC were he was the original host of Sports Today tripling the ratings in three years.
The 2000 Sydney Olympics proved to be a highlight with Mark calling three of Australia’s Gold Medals, women’s hockey, women’s beach volleyball and Lauren Burns’ effort in Tae Kwon Do.
In 2001 Mark was recruited by Fox Sports where he has been part of the Rugby League coverage as well as being part of the team at the Australian Tennis Open, Indoor Cricket World Cup and was the main caller for the networks swimming coverage.
Mark is one of the only sports callers in the country to have called a Rugby League Grand Final, Rugby Union International, AFL Grand Final and Soccer International.
MCing duties also come naturally to Mark having hosted corporate events and sporting functions. Organisations include the Gold Coast Titans, Cricket Australia, Ipswich Jets, Men of League, NRL, Queensland Bulls, Redcliffe Dolphins, Queensland Rugby League, Brisbane Cricket Ground Trust, North Sydney RLFC and the Australian Olympic Committee.
Mark was also one of the pioneers of Trivia Nights in Australia. Starting in Sydney back in the 80’s, Mark is still presenting Trivia nights, his Monday Night Trivia at Redcliffe Leagues Clun in Brisbane is entering its 13th year in 2012.
There are few names in rugby league that can claim to have been involved in the game for four generations like the Braybrook’s. Mark father, Denis, was a first grade referee and was the first full time Director of Referees for the NRL. His grandfather, Garnett, was a Life Member of the Newtown RLFC and a member of their Premiership winning side of 1933 where he scored a try in the decider. Mark’s Great Grandfather, Bram, was a Patron of Newtown, rugby league’s 1st club, back in the 1920’s.