“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”
A quick review of the first 3 series of the Sport Stories Podcast. 30 fantastic episodes with a range of individuals involved in sport. I share my 10 key reflections and some of the things that most resonated with me!
If you want to be the best coach (or person!) you can be, perform at the highest level, achieve success following success or build a performance culture then this is definitely a listen for you.
“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.
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.
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.
A fantastic insight into the cricketing story of Jason ‘Dizzy’ Gillespie. From the cricket obsessed young boy in Sydney right the way through to leaving his mark on English county cricket and returning to be Head Coach back in South Australia.
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 volunte…
Extraordinary events at FIFA, broadcasting deals in football, what it takes to be a sports lawyer, the highs and lows of the job and the desire for a greater representation of British Asian footballers were some of the great insights and views Sanjiv shared.
24: Paul Smith – (5/5) Ex professional cricketer & England 6s World record holder now Writer, Author, Speaker
Cricket without Boundaries: Cricket can make a difference to communities throughout the world. Paul went into the townships of South Africa and difficult communities within the United States to make a difference to society using the vehicle of cricket.
Charlton Athletic Academy Manager – Steve Avory – shares a fabulous insight into his journey through sport as a player, PE teacher coach and senior Academy Leader, as well as some of the challenges and pressures he faces running a successful football academy.
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.