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Deaf footballer Fil Kamps has had quite the career.He’s competed for Great Britain at the World Cup, the Deaflympics and he is also a British Deaf Football Cup, English Deaf Football Cup and English Deaf Football League winner.That’s a lot of success to enjoy, and to be proud of, for the now 27-year-old. Turning out for his country in particular – …
 
Alasdair Hooper and Will Moulton host a special episode of SportSpiel all about Time to Talk Day.Joining the show to mark the day - held on February 4 - are British Olympic trap shooter Georgina Roberts as well as England and Northampton Saints rugby star George Furbank.Brought to you in association with The Mintridge Foundation and the Royal Agric…
 
Alasdair Hooper hosts the first SportSpiel episode of 2021 with Northampton Saints and England full-back George Furbank.The last 12 months have been quite the ride for the 24-year-old. Just under a year ago - January 20, 2020 to be exact – he received his first call up to the England squad for the Six Nations before making his debut against France …
 
Alasdair Hooper and Will Moulton host SportSpiel's Review of the Year 2020.The past 12 months have proven to be a year like no other - as major sporting events were cancelled and our lives were completely altered - but one constant has been the enjoyment of sport in our lives.For many of us it has kept us going and there have still been some fantas…
 
Will Moulton hosts the latest episode of SportSpiel with GB Hockey stars Emily Defroand and Tess Howard.Like many athletes both Emily and Tess were gearing up towards Tokyo 2020, along with the rest of the GB Hockey team - a competition that would be the pinnacle of their careers.Of course, the global pandemic had other ideas with the Olympic Games…
 
Changing Lives FC are a football team with a story. Every training session, and during every game, you can hear around a dozen different languages – that’s because each member of the squad is a migrant, refugee or asylum seeker. All of them have fled war, terror or they are in desperate search for a better life. They are all young men who would be …
 
Will Moulton hosts this episode of SportSpiel with We are Girls in Sport founders Caroline Kings and Jo Wimble-Groves.The pair have an identical vision on the importance of sport to girls and that was how We are Girls in Sport was born in early 2020.The global movement looks to share the stories and remarkable achievements of girls and women in eve…
 
Will Moulton hosts this latest episode of The Women's Football Diary with Leicester City midfielder Remi Allen.In her third appearance on the podcast Remi reflects on the last few months as she returned to Leicester City 10 years after leaving the club where she first came through.Much has changed since then as Leicester are now a full-time profess…
 
Alasdair Hooper hosts the latest episode of The Women's Football Diary with Aston Villa defender Anita Asante.The England international, and former Arsenal and Chelsea player, is one of the most successful players around but her journey has coincided with plenty of personal realisations along the way. Right now she is homing in on the norm, or rath…
 
Alasdair Hooper and Will Moulton host a special discussion episode on body image in women's sport, in association with The Mintridge Foundation and Limitless.Joining us to pick apart the issue and share their own experiences are Olympic gold medal-winning Great Britain hockey captain Kate Richardson-Walsh as well as England Rugby internationals Jus…
 
Alasdair Hooper hosts the fourth episode of The Women's Football Diary with West Ham United defender Maz Pacheco.The USA scholarship system has long been a huge draw for promising women’s footballers in this country – but Pacheco did things her own way. Eleven days after signing for West Ham in the summer, the left-back graduated from Sheffield Uni…
 
Alasdair Hooper hosts the third episode of The Women's Football Diary with former Wolfsburg, PSG and FC Rosengard forward Ella Masar.Masar is currently on one of the biggest journeys of her life right now as she currently gets to grips with being a mum for the very first time alongside her partner, Real Madrid defender Babett Peter.Their son was bo…
 
Alasdair Hooper hosts the second episode of The Women's Football Diary with Reading and former Chelsea defender Deanna Cooper.In the podcast, Cooper reflects on her journey in football from being a 'nobody' in football to becoming the surprise package of the WSL Spring Series for Chelsea.But after that high came a devastating ACL injury which ruled…
 
Alasdair Hooper hosts the first episode of The Women's Football Diary with Wales' record goalscorer Helen Ward.In an open conversation the Watford captain tells us about her career, including the biggest challenge of them all - motherhood.The 34-year-old is a mum of two and also explains just how tough it was to get back to playing after becoming a…
 
Will Moulton hosts this latest episode of SportSpiel with Scotland Rugby stars Rhona Lloyd and Sarah Bonar.Alongside their exploits in rugby the duo are also known for hosting the Women Who Sport podcast, designed to raise the platform and showcase the journeys of talented women in sport.In this episode the pair take us through their sport and what…
 
Open water swimmer Alice Dearing is often asked the same questions about being the black swimmer from Britain. According to figures from Sport England, 95% of black adults and 80% of black children in England do not swim. Meanwhile just 1% of registered competitive swimmers with Swim England identify as black or mixed race. Those numbers mean that …
 
When you ask Livvy Breen what her biggest challenge has been the answer is almost like a reflex - Rio 2016 Going into those Paralympic Games, Livvy was one of the breakout stars to watch but things didn’t exactly go to plan. Yet from that lowest low came her highest high. The Rio experience led to her changing coach, changing her training location …
 
This weekend's episode of SportSpiel is a little bit different - but arguably one of our most important shows.On July 10 we hosted a live panel organised by our wonderful charity partners The Mintridge Foundation as part of their 28NotOut campaign – all about Mental Health and sport.The event was held to raise money for the Max Hunter fund, and Max…
 
Alasdair Hooper and Will Moulton host this special episode with former cricketer Patrick Foster as part of The Mintridge Foundation’s #28NotOut – raising money for the Max Hunter Fund.This is one of the most eye-opening and honest accounts we have ever hosted on this podcast as Patrick takes us through his journey with a severe gambling addiction.I…
 
Katie Taylor needs no introduction to sports fans. The two-weight World Champion is a boxing pioneer, transcends her sport in ways few can match and has inspired thousands of people. One of those thousands was a 16-year-old Shamrock Rovers footballer who dreamt of playing for Arsenal - Gráinne Walsh. After meeting Taylor, the now 24-year-old was in…
 
Depression, anxiety, stress and self-doubt – these are just some of your mind’s monsters.It’s something Hazel Gale is all too familiar with, having been plagued by her doubting voice during her boxing and kickboxing career.The voice is one thing, but it’s the impact it has on the rest of the body that proved to be her undoing.Hazel was petrified of…
 
Will Moulton hosts this SportSpiel feature interview with England cricketers - and best friends - Alex Hartley and Kate Cross.Together Alex and Kate host the No Balls podcast and they give us an insight into how their popular podcast came about.We also hear the origins of some of the more unique features of their show - such as the ever-popular rel…
 
Alasdair Hooper hosts this SportSpiel feature interview with Middlesex and Scotland cricketer Olivia Rae.Life in coronavirus lockdown has had an impact on everyone, but what happens when you’ve put so much effort towards achieving your dream of playing your sport professionally and then this happens?On this edition of the podcast, Olivia takes us t…
 
Will Moulton hosts this SportSpiel feature interview with former British athlete Jenny Meadows.In the first episode recorded since the UK-wide lockdown was imposed the World and European 800m medalist tells all about life right now in these unprecedented times.But the Olympian also takes us through her role with social enterprise Totally Runable.To…
 
Alasdair Hooper hosts this SportSpiel feature interview with basketball player, poet and campaigner Asma Elbadawi.From a very young age, Asma has always been someone to highlight any inequalities she saw. As it says in her Twitter bio, reframing stereotypes is part of who she is.To many people she is the person who successfully campaigned for the I…
 
Alasdair Hooper and Will Moulton are joined by GB sailor Eilidh McIntyre for their live show at SuperPod 2020 in Southampton.During their chat Eilidh opens up all about her career and partnership with Hannah Mills, as the 25-year-old prepares to make her Olympic debut in Tokyo.But there's also a great deal of reflection on the pain that came before…
 
Will Moulton hosts the latest SportSpiel feature interview with Middlesex County Cricket batsman Stevie Eskinazi.For Mintridge Foundation ambassador Stevie, one thing that has proved vital in his career is momentum.It was key when Middlesex won the 2016 County Championship and it also played a part when they got relegated a year later, although a c…
 
Alasdair Hooper presents the latest SportSpiel feature interview with Welsh Olympic Trap shooter Georgina Roberts.The 22-year-old is very much an athlete who knows what she wants. She wants to change the state of play, take her sport to new levels and rewrite age-old gender-based stereotypes. For some people shooting is considered a dangerous activ…
 
Isle of Man gymnast Grace Harrison had a well-thought-out plan after her historic achievements at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. But that plan didn’t pan out as expected. Instead it ended in retirement at the age of 23. In 2014, Harrison became the first Manx female gymnast to make it to a Commonwealth Games final at the age of 19. Following …
 
Will Moulton presents the first SportSpiel feature interview of 2020 with Olympic bronze medalist Marilyn Okoro and GB T44 Sprinter and Paracanoe athlete Laura Sugar.In this episode The Mintridge Foundation ambassadors and athletes talk about their ambitions to represent Team GB in Tokyo this summer.In our chat Laura explains her transition from ho…
 
Alasdair Hooper and Will Moulton are joined by talkSPORT's Jackson Cole and Love Sport Radio's Kieran Wellington for SportSpiel's Review of the Year 2019.On the last episode of 2019 the panel review the year in sport while dishing out awards in eight important categories.In doing so they look to celebrate outstanding sporting moments, inspirational…
 
Will Moulton presents this SportSpiel feature interview with rising British Taekwondo star Rebecca McGowan.There has been a consistent stream of talent coming through the ranks of the sport in the UK - names such as Jade Jones, Bianca Walkden and Lutalo Muhammad are just three of them. But one person who is well on her way to making a name for hers…
 
Team GB trampolinist Laura Gallagher presents a special SportSpiel episode as she interviews her teammates Bryony Page, Kat Driscoll and Izzy Songhurst.On this edition of the show Laura helps to give us a valuable insight into the team ahead of the 2019 Trampoline World Championships, which run from November 28 to December 21 in Tokyo. In part one …
 
Alasdair Hooper and Will Moulton present SportSpiel’s November discussion episode.On this edition of the show they go through and pick apart some of the biggest talking points in sport.In part one (5:02) the pair look at the inaugural Women's Football Weekend and what impact it will have long term. With a huge effort to get the game in people's fac…
 
There's been no shortage of shocks in Dartford, home of the London City Lionesses. The brand-new FA Women’s Championship side are currently second in the league – with five wins in seven games.According to their team captain Ellie Mason, things are looking very positive. The club was created after the decision, at the end of last season, by Millwal…
 
Great Britain’s women’s basketball team are working wonders.The side secured a historic fourth-placed finish at the 2019 EuroBasket in July, which came off the back of England’s surprise silver medal at the Commonwealth Games in 2018.Quite simply, they are punching above their weight with the resources they have at their disposal.Yet, for those wor…
 
Alasdair Hooper and Will Moulton present SportSpiel's October discussion episode. On this edition of the show they go through the biggest headlines and pick apart the most important questions in the news.In part one (6:31) the pair look at racism and football fandom after several high-profile incidents of racial abuse both abroad and in the UK. In …
 
Jamaican diver Yona Knight-Wisdom is something of an anomaly in his sport.As the Leeds-born athlete says himself, he is almost two metres tall, is a ‘heavy diver’ and he’s black. That isn’t something you see very often.But despite the stereotype he is writing history in Jamaican sport. Not only was he the first Jamaican diver to medal at an interna…
 
Alasdair Hooper and Will Moulton are joined by journalists Julia Cook and Ollie Godden for SportSpiel's September discussion episode.On this edition of the show the panel go through the biggest headlines and pick apart the most important questions. In part one (6:07) it's all about the IAAF World Championships and whether Doha - the capital of Qata…
 
Lizzie Simmonds is one of Britain’s most successful swimmers. She is a double European Champion, a 13-time British Champion, a double Olympian and a Commonwealth silver medallist – that’s just a short list of her achievements.The 28-year-old retired from the sport back in July 2018 but things have been far from simple since then. When you’ve lived …
 
British trampolinist Laura Gallagher has transformed into a completely different person.In her first appearance on SportSpiel the 2017 British Champion bravely opened up about the mental health struggles she faced that subsequently led to her break from the sport. In particular there was a nagging sense that she hadn't fulfilled her potential and t…
 
Alasdair Hooper and Will Moulton are joined by Goalball UK star Sarah Leiter on episode 40 of SportSpiel. Feature InterviewOn our feature interview section (2:42) Alasdair speaks to Sarah who is not only a talented athlete, but also a junior doctor after graduating from the University of Cambridge. In her chat on the podcast Sarah explains about li…
 
Alasdair Hooper and Will Moulton are joined by Rugby League official and Leeds Rhinos' star Caitlin Beevers on episode 39 of SportSpiel.Feature InterviewOn our feature interview section (4:29) Will speaks to Caitlin who has already achieved so much at the age of 17.As part of Leeds Rhinos she already has two consecutive Challenge Cup victories - in…
 
Will Moulton hosts a Netball World Cup special of the podcast with Australia's Jo Weston and Liz Watson plus New Zealand's Shannon Saunders.The 2019 Netball World Cup gets underway in Liverpool on Friday, July 12 with anticipation building at home and abroad.While the home nations will be hoping to enjoy their own success, two nations vying for glo…
 
Alasdair Hooper and Will Moulton host the fifth FIFA World Cup Special ahead of the start of the 2019 tournament in France.This year's competition looks likely to get more coverage than ever before, thrusting women's football into the spotlight.And it really is about time.In part one of this episode (1:42) Alasdair and Will talk about the developme…
 
Alasdair Hooper and Will Moulton are joined by Sportsbeat and Love Sport Radio's Ella Jerman to look ahead to the FIFA Women's World Cup.In our fourth special episode ahead of France 2019, the podcast turns to analysis before the competition gets underway on Friday, June 7.In part one (3:19) we look at England and how their preparations have gone a…
 
Will Moulton hosts the third FIFA Women’s World Cup special with Reading's Players' Player of the Season, and returning guest, Remi Allen.The countdown is well and truly on for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France and the excitement is building. As Remi is someone who has played against, and played with, some of the Lionesses squad members she…
 
Alasdair Hooper hosts the second FIFA Women’s World Cup special with former England international defender Laura Bassett.As the 2019 World Cup approaches Laura is one player who knows exactly what it takes to perform.The defender - who announced her retirement from the game today- was one of the key components of the team that finished third in Can…
 
Alasdair Hooper hosts the first FIFA Women's World Cup special with England international and Wolfsburg goalkeeper Mary Earps.With the 2019 World Cup proving to be such a vital competition the Lionesses stopper is understandably delighted to be part of it.As part of the squad jetting out to France, the 26-year-old gives us an insight into preparati…
 
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