“Sport has the power to change the world, it has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does.
It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than government in breaking down barriers”

Nelson Mandela


29: Emma Brunning – Head Triathlon Coach, People Developer and Founder of Activblu

“Everything I have ever been through helped me with my resilience – My accident taught me that I have just got to keep failing”

The shy girl taking risks, traveling and working around the world, working in loads of different contexts, really understanding and working with some brilliant people right through to overcoming a brain injury (and a horrific accident) and managing energy were all covered.

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28: Jen Lace – Head of Sports Psychology and Personal Development at Nottingham Forest Football Academy previously at Burnley FC.

Definitely not a frivolous conversation! Eating disorders, powerful conversations, developing emotional literacy, working under pressure, looking after your well-being are all covered in this free flowing and natural conversation.


Jen also touched on her role as a practitioner and powerfully showed how she has learnt from her past experiences and uses this to inform her life and practice today.

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27. Ian Braid – MD and Founder DOCIA sport and former CEO British Athletes Commission

A genuine and vulnerable insight into the sporting journey of Ian Braid – dedicated to Nina Foord who sadly passed away recently.

Nina typified the amazing work that volunteers do in sport and also impacted on Ian’s journey from being a young boy volunteering at the local rugby club right the way through to championing the cause  and providing support for both athletes and those that help the athletes.

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About Sport Stories

Want to be the best version of yourself? Looking for some ideas, inspiration and engaging content to help you? Love listening to content related to sport?

We have some great insights into the lives of some high-profile sports individuals as well as inspirational stories from other athletes, players, coaches, administrators and even parents who have had amazing experiences in sport. They ALL have a story to tell. Our passion is to bring you – the listener – sport related stories that hopefully you will find some connection with. 

Use the books, tips and stories given to really help you become the best version of yourself and maximise and enjoy whatever you do both in sport and out. Hopefully our passion and purpose comes across. We really believe that sport can be a catalyst to inspire individuals and communities to grow, develop and make a difference.

If you believe this then you are in the right place and we would love you to become part of our community.


Our #Sport Stories podcast will bring you a new high-calibre special guest each week! From coaches and teachers to industry leaders and influencers. Find out who this week's guest is by clicking the link below:


Back in the Gym or out on a run? Join us this week on the #Sport Stories podcast to get your sport fix full of tips and guidance! Listen below:


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