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The Game Changers

Release Date: 04/13/2021

Katarina Johnson-Thompson - When your role model becomes your biggest rival show art Katarina Johnson-Thompson - When your role model becomes your biggest rival

The Game Changers

Best known for her excellence both on the track and in the field as a multi-eventer Katarina Johnson-Thompson (KJT) is no stranger to success. At the tender age of 26, the two-time Olympian has impressive athletics career which includes her saw her crowned World Champion Heptathlete in Doha in 2019. In this episode, Katarina talks about tackling anxiety and body issues, transforming her mental approach to the sport, learning to handle the pressure after losing the love of the sport and how she handled the internal conflict when her childhood role model, Jessica Ennis-Hill, became her biggest...

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Laura Woods: Climbing the career ladder whilst staying authentic show art Laura Woods: Climbing the career ladder whilst staying authentic

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is the 2021 SJA Sports Presenter of the Year and one of the leading female broadcasters in the sports industry. Laura is a regular on Sky Sports and the host of talkSPORT’s Sports Breakfast, one of the most listened to shows in the UK. In this episode, Laura talks about being the class clown at school, working her way up the career ladder, being your own cheerleader and always staying authentic to yourself. Laura also discusses the importance of male allies when it comes to levelling the gender playing field, loving the sheer unpredictability of sport, how important it is to give yourself a...

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Pippa Grange: Understanding the role of fear and how to combat it show art Pippa Grange: Understanding the role of fear and how to combat it

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Dr Pippa Grange is a highly sought-after, influential sports psychologist and a culture coach working across elite sports and business internationally. In this episode, Pippa talks about family turmoil growing up, her formative years travelling and working in Australia, her first reaction to the job offer with England Football and the media spotlight she faced in the aftermath of the 2017 World Cup. Within football, Pippa has worked to change the culture of a sport historically steeped in bravado and hyper-masculinity. She has recently written an incredible book, "Fear Less: How to Win at Life...

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Carol Bates: Inspiring the 'missed generation' of women's football show art Carol Bates: Inspiring the 'missed generation' of women's football

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has always been a football fan but grew up in the 70’s when girls weren’t allowed to play football. At age 48, Carol set up the Crawley Old Girls to revive football for the ‘missed generation’ of women. What started with ten friends, Women’s Recreational Football (as its now known) now has over 100 women, aged from 25 into late 60s playing regularly. In this episode, Carol talks about creating a safe place for women which promotes the benefits that exercise can have on both physical and mental wellbeing, what it felt like growing up as a girl of the ‘missed generation’ who were...

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Francesca Brown: Empowering young women through sport and education show art Francesca Brown: Empowering young women through sport and education

The Game Changers

Francesca Brown is founder of the award winning development programme and a Prince’s Trust Ambassador. She received the 2016 Young Achievers Pride of Britain Award for her success in empowering young women through sports and education. In this episode, she discusses the vital role sport played in her formative years, her battle with mental health, heading to London on her 18th birthday with just £10 in her pocket and what inspired her to develop a programme that utilised sport to have a long lasting positive impact. Find out more about The Game Changers . Presented by

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Fleur Robinson: Putting football at the heart of the community show art Fleur Robinson: Putting football at the heart of the community

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Fleur Robinson is an accomplished commercial leader with a huge passion for putting football at the heart of the community and making a positive difference to people’s lives.

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Anita Asante: The fight to make football more inclusive show art Anita Asante: The fight to make football more inclusive

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With 71 international caps under her belt, spanning 14 years, Anita Asante is a formidable England defender currently playing top club football for Aston Villa.

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Kelly Cates - Maintaining a career at the forefront of football broadcasting show art Kelly Cates - Maintaining a career at the forefront of football broadcasting

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Kelly Cates is an award-winning broadcaster who has successfully fronted sports reporting for two decades.

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Fara Williams: Extraordinary success in the face of adversity show art Fara Williams: Extraordinary success in the face of adversity

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With 172 appearances for her country, Fara Williams is the most capped player in the history of English football.

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Lucy Bronze: Overcoming obstacles to become the best in the world show art Lucy Bronze: Overcoming obstacles to become the best in the world

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One of the world's leading female professional players, was UEFA Women’s Player of the Year in 2019 and in 2020 was named The Best FIFA Women's Player. Having played in the US at at several British clubs including Man City, Lucy went on to spend three years in France at Olympique Lyonnais, Europe's most successful team. Lucy is now back playing for Manchester City and is Vice Captain of the Lionesses. Find out more about The Game Changers . Presented by

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Chief Women's Football Officer at FIFPRO, the global football players' union, Amanda is a soccer player, coach and data-driven marketer. Her previous roles include Vice President of Fan Engagement at Major League Soccer (MLS) and President of United Soccer.

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