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At 19 years of age Jake threw in the towel. He gave up competing as a fighter, but this wasn’t the only life change that occurred during his late teens. Join Danno as he chats to Jake about discovering his gift as a young martial artist, becomi
Today's guest is Dr Suzanne Ferreira from Stellenbosch, South Africa. She's won 70 plus medals, through the athletes she coaches, at the Paralympic Games, the World Championships, the All-Africa Games, the Commonwealth Games.  She's been at t
Danno sits down with Paralympic goal-ball player Anna Tipton (nee Sharkey). She played in eight European Championships, two World Championships and also competed in the Paralympics at London 2012. In this interview she speaks about how she go
We all get disappointed in our sport don't we? Whether it's from injury, loss of form or not being renewed for another year, sport is full of lows, probably more often than the highs. So we've got four-time Olympian Debbie Flood, and two-time
The CEO of Skateboard GB, James Hope-Gill joins us today, on the day Sky Brown won bronze at Tokyo 2020 to become the youngest ever British medallist.  In a fascinating short conversation, he explains the distinct culture that skateboarding ha
The Rev’d Canon Dr. Ashley Null is an internationally respected scholar on the grace and gratitude theology of the English Reformation. He teaches regularly in seminaries and churches in the Americas, Europe, Africa and Australia.  Meanwhile,
In this re-release from 2016 in Rio, ex-athletes Debbie Flood and Adam Pengilly tell us what it is like to compete at the games. Debbie won silver medals as a rower at Athens and Beijing and also reached the final in London. Adam raced skeleton
A brand new series for Tokyo 2020 as we speak to Olympians, chaplains and coaches about what it means to be a Christian in the pinnacle of all sport. In this episode we speak with Christian Taylor, the two-time reigning Olympic and four-time
Michael Johnson joins our podcast from St George's Park a few days after the Euro 2020 final. Jonno is currently an England U21s coach, having held a number of other roles in football after a stellar playing career primarily with Notts County,
Before Euro 1992, Andy Sinton went from being dropped the week before the squad announcement, to becoming a father for the first time, to seeing John Barnes get injured and Sinton’s eventual call-up back to the team for the tournament in Sweden
We sat down with Gavin Peacock, former professional footballer and pundit and now a pastor to discuss his story as he's just released his autobiography. Reflecting on an 18-year career as a pro playing for QPR, Gillingham, Bournemouth, Newcas
This week we partner with podcast Hit For Six as we listen into their interview with Rev. Andrew Wingfield Digby - our first director, a very good cricketer and a one-time England Cricket Chaplain. Listen in as he speaks about: His love fo
Donnie Campbell joins us this week. He is a mountain and ultra runner who speaks about: ✅ How he keeps going when he wants to quit ✅ Coping with loneliness on week long runs ✅ Why he enjoys the pain of racing ✅ The Munro Challenge which lasted
How on earth does a Christian navigate the hot topic of referees and officials? What does this look like at the top end of sport when everything is on the line? Danno and Pete Browne join us with their stories and experiences from the world of
This week in the UK is Mental Health Awareness Week. Last Autumn we recorded an episode looking at Mental Health in sport as part of our video series, More Than Sport. Broadcaster John-Paul Davies spoke with Michael Bennett, Director of Player
How do we cope with pressure in sport?   In this episode we are joined by Alison Nicholas and Debbie Bruwer. Ali was a British golfer who reached the pinnacle of the sport in a highly successful career as both a player and then later on as th
Amateur sport in the UK is back after 12 months of stop-start seasons.  In this podcast series opener we chat with Ian Lancaster about what we've missed and why and catch up with a couple of sports players about what it's like being back now.
Episode 2 looks at racism in sport. Including the powerful story of Troy Townsend, Head of Development at Kick it Out - a man courageously committed to fighting racism. Honest, uplifting and insightful - More Than Sport delves into the big iss
Honest, uplifting and insightful - More Than Sport delves into the big issues of life, sport and faith with the aim of not only engaging and providing insight from those close to the issues, but bringing understanding and hope to you, our viewe
Joe and Rhi join us to tell us all about their experiences of starting university as a Christian who loves sport.
We're joined by Stephen Liggins, author of 'The Good Sporting Life.' Sport has the power to captivate the heart, inspire the imagination and even to shape nations. It is loved by billions of people around the planet—and Christians are no excep
Danno sits down with Pete Nicholas from Inspire Saint James in London to talk about identity formation in top level sport.  This podcast includes a Q+A with Danno after the interview. 
Danno sits down with Bruce Dyer and Bobby Hassell as we speak about racism in professional football the proactive steps Barnsley Football Club have taken to address the issue. Bruce Dyer was the first £1 million teenager when we moved from Wat
It's Mental Health Awareness Week and so in this episode we ask: Why is the gospel good news for those in sport suffering with mental health concerns? Danno unpacks research around identity and community that can be a real help to elite and c
Every fortnight we've had hundreds of teams joining us for the Big Online Sports Quiz. But why are we doing it? How do you make the most of it if you're a Christian inviting your team? Join Lancs, Danno and special guests as we chat about the
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