While best-known for its live coverage of sporting codes and competitions from all over the world, Kayo subscribers may be left wondering what to do now that many leagues and sporting codes have put seasons on ice. But fear not sports lovers, there’s still a way for you to get your fix – documentaries. Kayo has a number of documentaries for viewers to binge while sporting codes take an unexpected offseason, and Canstar Blue has listed some of the best here. Thank us later.
Best Sports Documentaries on Kayo
Here are some of the best documentaries on Kayo, with more available:
- 10 Years On
- Sydney FC: The Record Breakers
- Great Women
- 30 For 30
- 2 Nations, 1 Obsession
- Fanning: Lightning Strikes Thrice
- November 16
- Being Serena
- Richmond: Lost Years
- Kevin Sheedy: 50 Years in Footy
10 Years On
A dark time in international cricket, 10 Years On focusses on ‘Monkeygate’, the infamous racial taunt between Harbhajan Singh and Andrew Symonds which marred the 2008 series between Australia and India. Symonds sits down with former teammates Adam Gilchrist and Brett Lee and discusses events before, during and after the incident.
Sydney FC: The Record Breakers
One for A-League fans, Sydney FC: The Record Breakers looks at the back-to-back premiership titles that Sydney FC won in the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons. For good measure, they also picked up the FFA Cup.
Following some of the biggest names in Australian women’s cricket, Great Women interviews players of the One Day format and how they came to represent their country in the game they love, while dealing with issues of inequality in the sporting world.
30 For 30
30 For 30 is a regular on ESPN, showcasing a variety of documentaries across multiple sporting codes and major events. With new topics discussed every episode, if you’re looking for a proper sports binge, 30 For 30 will be the show for you.
2 Nations, 1 Obsession
While Australia and England have the Ashes, matches between India and Australia are also some of the biggest events in the cricketing calendar, regardless of which team you support. The documentary series looks at the famous tied series of 1986 and Australia’s 2004 tour victory, plus the great rivalry between both nations.
Fanning: Lightning Strikes Thrice
One of Australia’s most accomplished surfers – and one of only a few who can say they’ve survived an encounter with a shark – Fanning: Lightning Strikes Thrice looks at Mick Fanning’s surfing campaign in 2013, which saw him looking down the barrel of a loss before the Semi Finals of Pipeline on his way to a third world title.
Following the Socceroos during their World Cup qualification campaign, November 16 is based on the night that Australia qualified for the FIFA World Cup for the first time in 30 years and the players that led to that success. This documentary interviews former players, coaches and Australian legends about the events of that fateful night against Uruguay.
One of the most successful female tennis players – and arguably one of the most successful tennis players ever – Serena Williams is explored in a new light as she looks to move away from professional tennis to focus on family, business ventures and life beyond sport, as well as her personal battles as a sportsperson.
Richmond: Lost Years
Aussies love an underdog story, and the 2017 season saw previous AFL bottom-dwellers Richmond claim the cup. But it wasn’t always this way, with Richmond suffering a long drought – which is explored in the Lost Years, and how the club saw tough times during the 1970s and beyond.
Kevin Sheedy: 50 Years in Footy
One of the most beloved and recognised players in Victoria, Kevin Sheedy joined Richmond at the age of 19 in 1967, before taking over coaching after his playing career finished, which kept him in the game for almost half a century. Hosted by Mike Sheahan, the documentary looks at one of AFL’s leading figures, and his time in the sport.
Should I get Kayo?
Despite the sporting drought, there’s still plenty on offer from Kayo, from the documentaries above, to behind the scenes analysis and previews, as well as previous season’s highlights to keep you going. And who knows, you may even find out something that will help you at your next pub trivia night.
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