Anything but Footy
#35 Great British Bosses - Andrew Scoular, British Judo
This is Great British Bosses from Anything but Footy - the podcast where we speak to the people who lead sport in the country, behind the scenes.The British Judo Association is one of those national governing bodies with the widest scope possible, from getting kids and adults onto the mat, overseeing clubs and coaches, staging events and ensuring the best judoka stars represent GB at the Olympics and Paralympics.Andrew Scoular is the man in charge and has been for the past 8 years, having switched from developing community rugby and playing international hockey for Scotland! And as he explains to John and Michael, this year's been a huge success for the sport following the despair of the covid pandemic...
#34 Great British Bosses - Nigel Holl, British Curling
So much to talk to Nigel Holl about - his duel role as Executive Performance Director and CEO of British Curling, former CEO of Scottish Athletics and interim CEO of British Athletics, ideas for National Curling Day and the hand-made bike he made in lockdown!There's obviously Beijing 2022 only a matter of weeks away and the hopes of more medals for Team GB from his world champion 'athletes' Bruce Mouat and Jen Dodds. And he has a real passion for the sport of Curling, but as we discuss the future of one of his former positions at British Athletics, he tells us "I don't think for a chief executive, you need to be from that sport."This is episode 34 of Great British Bosses from Anything but Footy, the podcast speaking to the men and women who run sport in this country. Listen, download and follow for much more!
#3 Centre Pass from London Pulse - High Performance Coaching
Season 1, Ep. 3
This is episode 3 of Centre Pass from London Pulse - a must listen for all those involved and invested in Pulse, but also for fans of world class sport and high performance!We're joined by Pulse's new Performance Director Lisa Alexander and Head Coach & CEO Sam Bird for a coaching conversation that covers everything from preparation to playing and pathway to elite, plus the future hopes and aspirations for London Pulse, London’s only Vitality Netball Superleague side, but as we know, is much more than that!Lisa, despite 30 years as a winning high performance coach, also explains how she still learns from the likes of England's rugby and football coaches, Eddie Jones and Gareth Southgate.This is Centre Pass from London Pulse, the brand new podcast produced with Anything but Footy. Download and follow to ensure you will automatically hear our next episode coming soon!
#33 Great British Bosses - Georgina Harland, Team GB
Georgina Harland's not the first Chef De Mission we've had on Great British Bosses, but she's the first woman to ever be selected to do the job for Team GB! Just weeks after performing the deputy role in Tokyo in the summer, she'll be leading the 50+ athletes and GB staff at the Winter Games in Beijing - a real achievement for her, and a poignant one too, as you'll find out in this episode!Also, how a bronze medalist in Athens 2004 in Modern Pentathlon becomes Team leader for the entire squad in 2022, and her views on the future of the sport she still clearly loves, as it announces the end of the equestrian discipline!This is Great British Bosses from Anything but Footy - the podcast that speaks to the women and men behind the scenes of sport in this country! There's 32 others to go back and listen too, download and follow for many more!
#32 Great British Bosses - Fiona Stockley, Barbarian Women
In this episode of Great British Bosses, the podcast speaking to the women and men behind the scenes of British sport, we hear from Fiona Stockley, Team co-ordinator for the Barbarian Women.Unlike their male counterparts, the club has only been set up for 5 years ago, and without a match for 2 years, the Baa-Baas now prepare to play a Springboks XV at the end of November.But how did this stalwart of women's rugby, and full time NHS worker too, break through the barriers of this male dominated sport? Listen to find out!Match information: The Killik Cup Double Header - Twickenham Stadium, Saturday 27 th November 2021Barbarians v Samoa - 2.30pm K.O.Barbarian Women v Springbok Women’s XV - 5.15pm K.O.Be part of the action from £35 for adults and £15 for children (booking fees apply) at www.ticketmaster.co.uk/barbarians Hospitality packages are also from £119 per person via www.twickenhamstadium.com
#66 100 days to go to Beijing 2022 with Natasha McKay
Bobsleigh, Skeleton, Curling, Ski-ing, Snowboard, Short Track, Figure Skating, time to forget Tokyo and prepare for the second Olympic and Paralympic Games within 6 months!In 100 days time, Beijing becomes the first city to ever stage both the Winter and Summer Games and Team GB has some big hopes for success!John and Michael discuss some of the names to watch out for over the coming weeks and are joined by 4 time British Figure skating champion Natasha McKay from Dundee hoping to go to her first Games.And as this is Anything but Footy - the Olympic and Paralympic Podcast - hear out take on the big resignations at British Athletics with the CEO and Performance Director stepping down - it's time for the sport to stop being so insular!
ukactive: Moving on, moving up, moving together
The fitness and leisure sector in this country is the engine room of activity, supporting millions of people to be active each day. But as ukactive Chair Tanni Grey-Thompson prepares to leave the role, she's calling on gyms and leisure centres to support millions more. She's also urged the Government to grasp the opportunity to ensure the Birmingham Commonwealth Games next summer leaves a greater legacy for activity than London 2012 ever had.This is a special episode of the podcast, hearing from the main influencers, speakers and guests at the first ukactive conference in two years.Hear from the new Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries, Sir Keith Mills on a new reward scheme for activity, ukactive CEO Huw Edwards and Tanni herself on how strong collaboration can deliver a shared ambition for growth, and getting more people, more active, more often.
ukactive: 'Creating better incentives for physical activity'
In this special episode of the podcast with ukactive, we come live from the Guildhall in the City of London, with one of the sessions from the 2021 Conference that was opened byukactive chair, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson.With a panel of guests, John and Michael explore what motivates people to adopt health-promoting behaviours, and identify the kinds of interventions the physical activity sector and the Government can put in place to create a more robust and joined up public health system, which encourages people to keep active and stay healthy.It's the first ukactive conference since 2 years ago due to the covid pandemic, reuniting the sector, bringing together industry professionals, industry leaders and policymakers for a day packed full of debate and discussions, and you can hear more about that in our next episode - out soon!
#65 Max Whitlock joins us on his return to a gym!
This is Anything but Footy the Olympic and Paralympic podcast - official episode no.65! Three time Olympic champion Max Whitlock heads into a gym for the first time since Tokyo, as John and he discuss inspiring people to get active, Sports Personality of the Year and what comes next, as he sits out the World Championships later this month. He was speaking at the opening of the Harpenden Leisure Centre following a total rebuild - and Michael reveals there used to be an outdoor pool there!Joe Joyce should be Olympic champion himself but missed out in Rio due to bribery and corruption according to the latest stinging report from Richard McLaren - we ask if its actually worse than doping?!?Greg Rutherford's aiming to be only the second man in history to win an Olympic gold in the summer and winter games but hear why there's a long way to go yet, despite Beijing coming up fast!PLUS sooooooooo much more - judo, badminton, rowing, eventing, foil surfing, the London Marathon and Sliding Doors!