• Walking cricket - Yorkshire Cricket Foundation
    on 24th June 2022

    Yorkshire Cricket Foundation are leading the way nationally with their approach to walking cricket. We talk to the people involved to understand how they've done it and the impact it is having.Walking Cricket was developed as a new concept in 2019, which makes cricket accessible to older adults, or individuals who are semi – retired or retired. Walking Cricket is an adaptation of the traditional game of Cricket to suit those with less mobility and caters for different abilities. The project was formed through a partnership with the University of the third age (U3A) and the Yorkshire Cricket Foundation (YCF).GuestsWill Saville, Managing Director, YCF Kendal James, Participation Manager, YCFMac Mckechnie, Walking Cricket Founder, u3a advisor HostAndy Morgan, Media Manager, Yorkshire Sport Foundation

  • E32 - Leadership secrets that drive high performing teams
    by Loughborough University on 22nd June 2022

    Experts in Sport podcast host Martin Foster (Applied Sport Management Lead) sits down with John Steele, Loughborough Sport’s Executive Director of Sport, to unearth leadership secrets that drive high performing teams. Time Stamps - 00:00 – 1:35 Introduction & background information on the episode’s guests 1:36 – 3:35 Career beginning and the passion for leadership 3:36 – 6:00 “Serve to lead” - modern leadership with heart and mind 6:01 – 9:06 The difference between management and leadership  9:07 – 12:24 Culture and leadership behaviour to enhance high performance environment 12:15 – 17:39 Personal development - the process of leading through emotional connection 17:40 – 22:43 Transition from player to Director of Rugby and different styles of leadership 22:44 – 25:22 The importance of leading through others and multi-dimensional behaviour  25:23 – 29:52 Discussing what makes an excellent team and the significance of a varied recruitment of leaders 29:53 – 32:07 Advice for students and future development in the field of leadership  32:08 – 34:51 Self-reflection and significant career learning points  34:52 – 37:18 Create your personal leadership model in your style  37:19 – 38:12 Episode conclusion  

  • Well Schools S3, E4 - Build Belonging to Teach Happy
    by Youth Sport Trust on 20th June 2022

    On this week’s episode, we learn the importance of ensuring that every young person find their own Belonging, and that there is ‘a place in Sport for every Child'. Teach Happy: https://www.teachappy.co.uk Well Schools Book Club: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Teaching-Happiness-Well-Being-Schools-Morris/dp/0826443036 Our special guest this week is Adrian Bethune, you can follow Adrian @AdrianBethune on Twitter. You can join the Well Schools Movement, completely free, here: www.well-school.org Follow Well Schools on twitter to find out about exciting new opportunities to connect, collaborate and compare, plus, resources and events coming in the future: @well_schools Thank You to our supporter, Bupa Foundation whose purpose is to help people live longer, healthier, happier lives, www.bupafoundation.org Thank You to our founding supporter, Youth Sport Trust, who work through physical education & sport, bringing together communities of educators and equipping them with the training, practical tools and resources to achieve more for every child. Find out more about their excellent work here: www.youthsporttrust.org

  • Primary PE: Events and Visits - Burton Road Primary School
    on 25th May 2022

    Staff from Centre of Excellence for Physical Activity, Burton Road Primary School in Barnsley, share their schools story of how they became a leading light in offering opportunities for pupils.Burton Road Primary created a competition and activity package for local schools that helped to bring together pupils from other schools in the area, allowing them to meet and form relationships before beginning secondary school education. Guests:Matthew Harris, Headteacher.Andy Hawksworth, Sports Coach

  • Primary PE: Whole School Practice and Ethos - The story of Academy at St. James
    by Andy Morgan on 11th May 2022

    We chat to Academy at St. James in Bradford, the first Centre of Excellence for Physical Activity named by Yorkshire Sport Foundation.The Bradford-based school achieved the accreditation for 'Whole School Practice and Ethos', and 'Physical Education'. This episode, with headteacher Chris Tolson, and PESSPA lead, Niall O'Brien, dicsusses whole school practice and ethos.Academy at St. James  - https://academystjames.com/Centre of Excellence - https://www.yorkshiresport.org/what-we-do/in-education/primary-pe-and-sport/centres-of-excellence/Creating Active Schools - https://www.creatingactiveschools.org/ 

  • E31 - Sustainability and climate change impacts on sport
    by Loughborough University on 11th April 2022

    In the latest Experts in Sport podcast, guests Dr Maddie Orr and Dr Russell Seymour, provide an informative discussion on sport, climate change and sustainability.During the episode, host Martin Foster (Applied Sport Management Lead) and the researchers, both of whom have vast scientific experience in environmental studies, explain how climate change can affect current sporting events. 

  • Well Schools S3, E3 - Rachael Mackenzie
    by Youth Sport Trust on 4th April 2022

    On this week’s episode, we learn the importance of ensuring every young person is Prepared with the knowledge and understanding of how movement supports their physical and mental state, allowing for greater focus and attention. Preparing to Learn: https://www.youthsporttrust.org/news-insight/research/the-link-between-physical-activity-and-attainment-in-children-and-young-people Well Schools Book Club: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Well-Balanced-Child-Movement-Learning/dp/1903458633 Our special guest this week is Rachael Mackenzie, you can follow Rachael @rachfmackenzie on Instagram. You can join the Well Schools Movement, completely free, here: www.well-school.org Follow Well Schools on twitter to find out about exciting new opportunities to connect, collaborate and compare, plus, resources and events coming in the future: @well_schools Thank You to our supporter, Bupa Foundation whose purpose is to help people live longer, healthier, happier lives, www.bupafoundation.org Thank You to our founding supporter, Youth Sport Trust, who work through physical education & sport, bringing together communities of educators and equipping them with the training, practical tools and resources to achieve more for every child. Find out more about their excellent work here: www.youthsporttrust.org.

  • E30 - From intern to chairman: Former chairman of IMG Media, Michel Masquelier
    by Loughborough University on 9th March 2022

    Michel Masquelier,  former chairman of IMG Media,  covers 35 years in sports business and how he went from an intern to chairman as part of the largest sports management agency in the world. He discusses working with famous athletes and bluechip companies along his career path.  

  • E29 - Former Financial Controller at City Football Group tells his story
    by Loughborough University on 1st March 2022

    The latest Experts in Sport podcast sees Loughborough University alumnus Neill Wood explain how he became Financial Controller at City Football Group (CFG).During the first episode of 2022, Neill speaks with host Martin Foster (Applied Sport Management Lead) to talk about how his career at global business giants EY (formerly known as Ernst & Young) and Microsoft helped him climb the ladder and land one of sports’ most coveted roles. 

  • Well Schools S3, E2 - Warren King
    by Youth Sport Trust on 14th February 2022

    On this week’s episode, we learn the importance of ensuring every young person is Equipped with the skills and experiences to thrive in school and life.If you would like to find out more about Children’s Mental Health Week: https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk Boys Move Report: https://ystcms.youthsporttrust.org/media/2hzn2fnt/boys-metal-health-final-report-2021.pdf?_ga=2.17432633.1481985051.1644491721-1535424390.1620134806  Our special guest this week is Warren King, you can follow Warren @SpeakerWarren over on Twitter. You can join the Well Schools Movement, completely free, here: www.well-school.org  Follow Well Schools on twitter to find out about exciting new opportunities to connect, collaborate and compare, plus, resources and events coming in the future: @well_schools  Thank You to our supporter, Bupa Foundation whose purpose is to help people live longer, healthier, happier lives, www.bupafoundation.org Thank You to our founding supporter, Youth Sport Trust, who work through physical education & sport, bringing together communities of educators and equipping them with the training, practical tools and resources to achieve more for every child. Find out more about their excellent work here: www.youthsporttrust.org Support the show (https://www.youthsporttrust.org/yst-podcast)

  • Engaging women and girls from diverse ethnic backgrounds
    by Andy Morgan on 9th February 2022

    We chat with Rashida Salloo, founder of Ready Steady Active, a small organisation based in Kirklees, West Yorkshire. It provides community-based sports, health and physical activity opportunities for women and girls with a focus on increasing participation and health amongst those of South Asian and Muslim background.This episode looks at how a summer holidays rounders session has led to regular, sustained activity for women and girls in the local community. Sofiya Makda, one of the participants, joins us to share her story, from rounders novice to captain of the Batley Ninja's and member of the West Yorkshire rounders committee. She also reflects on the impact it has had on her life, and we talk more broadly about how to get more women and girls from diverse ethnic communities to be more active.Part one: 1:32 Where it all began - An introduction to Rashida, Ready Steady Active and the rounders sessions.Part two: 12:45Sofiya's experience and the challenges for women from diverse ethnic backgrounds to being active.Part three: 31:57The impact of sport in the community.

  • Well Schools S3, E1 - Ben Levinson, Kensington Primary School in East London
    by Youth Sport Trust on 7th February 2022

    On this week’s episode, we learn why being a Well Prepared school is about the physical and mental preparation of students and staff to create a "place where everyone loves to be."If you would like to find out more about Children’s Mental Health Week: https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.ukOur special guest this week is Ben Levinson, Headteacher of Kensington Primary School in East London. You can follow Ben @MrLev over on Twitter. You can join the Well Schools Movement, completely free, here: www.well-school.org  Follow Well Schools on twitter to find out about exciting new opportunities to connect, collaborate and compare, plus, resources and events coming in the future: @well_schools Thank You to our supporter, Bupa Foundation whose purpose is to help people live longer, healthier, happier lives, www.bupafoundation.orgThank You to our founding supporter, Youth Sport Trust, who work through physical education and sport, bringing together communities of educators and equipping them with the training, practical tools and resources to achieve more for every child. Find out more about their excellent work here: www.youthsporttrust.org. Support the show (https://www.youthsporttrust.org/yst-podcast)

  • Well Schools S2, E5 - Live Panel Discussion
    by Youth Sport Trust on 20th December 2021

    This weeks episode is a very special panel discussion with five of the most influential thought leaders in the Education sector. We’re joined by Alison Peacock, Chief Executive of The Chartered College of Education; Emma Knights, Chief Executive of the National Governance Association; Sinead McBrearty, Chief Executive of Education Support; Patrick Ottley–O’Connor, Headteacher of Westhoughton High School in Greater Manchster; and Clare Hoods-Truman, Executive Principal of the Oasis Academy Blakenhale in Birmingham.Education Support Teacher Wellbeing Index: https://www.educationsupport.org.uk/resources/for-organisations/research/teacher-wellbeing-index/ Youth Sport Trust Wellbeing Survey: https://www.youthsporttrust.org/media/fvuhgb3n/wellbeing-survey-february-2021.pdf  If you’d like to find out more about our special guests this week you can find more information here: Education Support: https://www.educationsupport.org.ukChartered College of Teaching: https://chartered.college National Governance Association: https://www.nga.org.uk/Home.aspx You can join the Well Schools Movement, completely free, here: www.well-school.org Follow Well Schools on twitter to find out about exciting new opportunities to connect, collaborate and compare, plus, resources and events coming in the future: @well_schools Thank You to our supporter, Bupa Foundation who’s purpose is to help people live longer, healthier, happier lives, www.bupafoundation.orgThank You to our founding supporter, Youth Sport Trust, who work through physical education & sport, bringing together communities of educators and equipping them with the training, practical tools and resources to achieve more for every child. Find out more about their excellent work here: www.youthsporttrust.org.Support the show (https://www.youthsporttrust.org/yst-podcast)

  • Well Schools S2, E4 - Jaime Thurston, 52 Lives Charity
    by Youth Sport Trust on 13th December 2021

    On this week’s episode, we Feature the 52 Lives Charity, and the School of Kindness, whose aim is to empower children by helping them realise that the little choices they make every day have the power to change lives and change the world, while also improving their own physical and mental health.Our special guest this week is Jaime Thurston, Founder of 52 Lives Charity. You can follow 52 at www.52-lives.org @52Lives over on Twitter and 52.lives on Instagram.Youth Sport Trust Wellbeing Survey: https://www.youthsporttrust.org/media/fvuhgb3n/wellbeing-survey-february-2021.pdf Well Schools ‘One Kind Word’ Resources: https://www.well-school.org/t/anti-bullying-resources-from-every-mind-matters/1825 You can join the Well Schools Movement, completely free, here: www.well-school.org Follow Well Schools on twitter to find out about exciting new opportunities to connect, collaborate and compare, plus, resources and events coming in the future: @well_schools Thank You to our supporter, Bupa Foundation who’s purpose is to help people live longer, healthier, happier lives, www.bupafoundation.orgThank You to our founding supporter, Youth Sport Trust, who work through physical education & sport, bringing together communities of educators and equipping them with the training, practical tools and resources to achieve more for every child. Find out more about their excellent work here: www.youthsporttrust.org. Support the show (https://www.youthsporttrust.org/yst-podcast)

  • Rainbow Laces 2021: Empower LGBT+ with Sheffield United Community Foundation
    on 8th December 2021

    To coincide with Rainbow Laces Day 2021, we discuss the first 12 months of the Empower LGBT+ project that aims to support more people from the LGBT+ community in Sheffieldto be physically active.Part one (1:27 - 22:06)The background to the projectPart two (22:29 - 38:16)The successes and challenges so farPart three (38:19 - 50:13)What's coming next and advice for othersGuestsKatie Glossop, Participation and Inclusion Manager at Sheffield United Community Foundation.Amy Hood, Empower LGBT+ Project CoordinatorJames Laley, Founder of Rainbow BladesHostAndy Morgan, Media Manager at Yorkshire Sport FoundationWhat is the LGBT+ project?Empower LGBT+ is a new three-year programme funded by the Premier League and Professional Footballers’ Association Community Fund (PLPFA) and Yorkshire Sport Foundation, to provide positive safe spaces, free of discrimination, which enable LGBT+ young people aged 11-25 to be regularly active and to provide opportunities to develop their skills and confidence in sport and physical activity.Rainbow Laceshttps://www.stonewall.org.uk/our-work/campaigns/rainbow-laces

  • Well Schools S2, E3 - Farhan Adam, Crown Hills Community College in Leicester
    by Youth Sport Trust on 6th December 2021

    On this week’s episode, we learn why a Well Culture within school is critical to ensuring staff and pupils experience an education journey that equips and prepares them for learning and life.If you would like to read the report mentioned in the show, you can find it here.Our special guest this week is Farhan Adam, Principal of Crown Hills Community College in Leicester. You can follow Farhan @123FAdam over on Twitter.You can join the Well Schools Movement, completely free, here: www.well-school.org Follow Well Schools on twitter to find out about exciting new opportunities to connect, collaborate and compare, plus, resources and events coming in the future: @well_schools Thank You to our supporter, Bupa Foundation who’s purpose is to help people live longer, healthier, happier lives, www.bupafoundation.org Thank You to our founding supporter, Youth Sport Trust, who work through physical education & sport, bringing together communities of educators and equipping them with the training, practical tools and resources to achieve more for every child. Find out more about their excellent work here: www.youthsporttrust.org.Support the show (https://www.youthsporttrust.org/yst-podcast)

  • Climate emergency: Save Today, Play Tomorrow
    on 3rd December 2021

    We speak to Richard Lindsay from Birmingham FA about their climate friendly 'Save Today, Play Tomorrow' programme.Richard joined us for our climate series of webinars to discuss the role of the sport and physical activity sector in addressing the climate emergency. This interview is taken from that webinar and includes the audience question and answer session that also featured David Gent, CEO of Active Humber.You can watch the webinar in full on our YouTube channel : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-iK4G9Psqo&t=3473sSave Today, Play Tomorrow web page: https://www.birminghamfa.com/about/save-today-play-tomorrow GuestsRichard Lindsay, Birmingham FADavid Gent, Active HumberHostsTahir Akram and Andy Morgan

  • Well Schools S2, E2 - Jeremy Hannay, Three Bridges Primary School in West London
    by Youth Sport Trust on 29th November 2021

    On this week’s episode, we learn why how a Well Led school can create a place where staff and Headteacher wellbeing is actively supported and championed ensuring the whole school is connected with the wider school community.Our special guest this week is Dr Jeremy Hannay, Headteacher at Three Bridges Primary in West London. Three Bridges know that primary education only takes eight years but lasts a lifetime. The school has a world-class curriculum and deep and meaningful development priorities. Students will learn both inside and outside the classrooms. They will read, write, and solve problems after kayaking down the canal and study the Southall Uprising after making a fire in the Forest School. They will learn together. They will grow together. They will struggle and succeed together.You can find out more about Jeremy here: https://noordinaryclassroom.home.blog/ You can join the Well Schools Movement, completely free, here: www.well-school.org Follow Well Schools on twitter to find out about exciting new opportunities to connect, collaborate and compare, plus, resources and events coming in the future: @well_schoolsThank You to our supporter, Bupa Foundation whose purpose is to help people live longer, healthier, happier lives, www.bupafoundation.org Thank You to our founding supporter, Youth Sport Trust, who work through physical education & sport, bringing together communities of educators and equipping them with the training, practical tools, and resources to achieve more for every child. Find out more about their excellent work here: www.youthsporttrust.org. Support the show (https://www.youthsporttrust.org/yst-podcast)

  • Well Schools S2, E1 - Rebecca Leek, South Essex Alliance Multi-Academy Trust
    by Youth Sport Trust on 22nd November 2021

    On this week’s episode, we learn why Well Schools exists, how it came to life and what it aims to achieve in the future, with co-founder and host of the show, Kay Batkin, Network Director at the Youth Sport Trust.Our special guest this week is Rebecca Leek, CEO of the South Essex Alliance Multi Academy Trust (SEAMAT)The South Essex Alliance is an education trust that is committed to running dynamic, ever-improving schools. We work to make sure that every child feels they belong in their school and that they are lit up with learning. For us, learning is an adventure. It is a privilege and a responsibility for all who work with us to ensure that the journey through school is exciting, challenging, caring and enriching, and that every child experiences joy, wonder, calm and success.Rebecca is a Senior strategic leader, with wide ranging experience as a system leader within education and social enterprise. Rebecca believes in ecological and holistic approaches to organisational change and development, within education, business and lifestyle. Cross-disciplinary perspectives, permaculture principles, systems thinking, inclusion, light and love are all evident in Rebecca’s leadership journey.You can find out more about Rebecca and SEAMAT here: www.seamat.org/about-us You can join the Well Schools Movement, completely free, here: www.well-school.org Follow Well Schools on twitter to find out about exciting new opportunities to connect, collaborate and compare, plus, resources and events coming in the future: @well_schools Thank You to our supporter, Bupa Foundation who’s purpose is to help people live longer, healthier, happier lives, www.bupafoundation.orgThank You to our founding supporter, Youth Sport Trust, who work through physical education & sport, bringing together communities of educators and equipping them with the training, practical tools and resources to achieve more for every child. Find out more about their excellent work here: www.youthsporttrust.org Support the show (https://www.youthsporttrust.org/yst-podcast)

  • Primary PE - New Road Primary School
    by Andy Morgan on 1st November 2021

    We speak to West Yorkshire Active School Award 2021 winners, New Road Primary School in Halifax.Head teacher, Sharon Harwood, and sports coach, Emily Heckler talk about some of the initiatives they put in place to keep children active in lockdown, as well as looking at the role of PE, school sport and physical activity in the school as a whole.

  • Tokyo Talk: Evidence-based classification in Paralympic sport
    by Loughborough University on 26th August 2021

    In the latest episode of the ‘Experts in Sport’ podcast Loughborough University’s Head of Para Sport Nik Diaper looks into evidence-based classification in Paralympic sport and the role that research can play in achieving it.  The group, brought together by Professor Vicky Tolfrey, sees Nik joined by Emma Wiggs MBE, a Paracanoe athlete and 2016 Rio Paralympic Gold Medallist, Iain Gowans, Classification Manager for the British Paralympic Association and Dr Barry Mason, a Senior Research Associate at the University’s Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport – who has since moved to Head of GB Wheelchair Rugby’s Performance team.  The panel discuss some of their own experiences with Classification and evidence-based classification research, highlighting the importance of Classification within Paralympic sport.  

  • Tokyo Talk: Para-sports against Stigma
    by Loughborough University on 25th August 2021

    Para-athlete and research associate Sam Ruddock discusses the Paralympic Games, stigma and changing attitudes around the worlds with a range of guests.  

  • Well Schools Series Episode 7 - Theale Green School in Berkshire
    by Youth Sport Trust on 9th August 2021

    Welcome to the Well Schools podcast, a series of discussions with school leaders who are improving educational outcomes, by placing Wellbeing at the heart of their school. A Well School places just as much emphasis on wellbeing as it does on academic performance. It understands that children and young people are more effective learners when they are happy and well, and that they must take care of their staff and pupils wellbeing to create a culture that allows everyone to reach their full potential. Support the show (https://www.youthsporttrust.org/yst-podcast)

  • Tokyo Talk: Dysfunctional breathing, asthma and athletes
    by Loughborough University on 4th August 2021

    Host Martin Foster is joined by Dr Sam Winter, Senior Lecturer from Loughborough University’s School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, and Professor John Dickinson, an established international expert for applied practice and research into athlete respiratory care. Sam, John and Martin discuss a range of topics around respiratory physiology, including the basics of breathing and breathing techniques, the implications of asthma and asthma treatment in elite sport and how research is helping to diagnose and help dysfunctional breathing.  

  • Well Schools Series Episode 6 - The Bourne Academy in Bournemouth
    by Youth Sport Trust on 2nd August 2021

    Welcome to the Well Schools podcast, a series of discussions with school leaders who are improving educational outcomes, by placing Wellbeing at the heart of their school. A Well School places just as much emphasis on wellbeing as it does on academic performance. It understands that children and young people are more effective learners when they are happy and well, and that they must take care of their staff and pupils wellbeing to create a culture that allows everyone to reach their full potential. Support the show (https://www.youthsporttrust.org/yst-podcast)

  • The power of people and place
    on 29th July 2021

    We speak to the people behind the award winning Active Dearne walking football session, that has been one of the success stories from the first two years of the project.The episode looks at the power of trusted people in a community, and how that can support people to be active for the benefit of their physical and mental health.GuestsAdam Kent, Active Dearne Community ChampionIan Whitehouse, Community Coach from SJD Sports CoachingCllr Ken Wyatt, Swinton/Rockingham Ward councilor and walking football participantPaul Cummins, Everybody Active Manager in KirkleesHostAndy Morgan, Media Manager at Yorkshire Sport Foundation

  • Tokyo Talk: Doping in sport
    by Loughborough University on 27th July 2021

    Host Martin Foster is joined by Professor James Skinner, Dr Daniel Read and Professor Barry Houlihan to discuss drug testing athletes, why they dope and much more...

  • Tokyo Talk: Biomechanics of endurance running and the effects of new generation running shoes
    by Loughborough University on 27th July 2021

    Host Martin Foster looks into the biomechanics of endurance running with Dr Sam Allen, Senior Lecturer in Biomechanics from the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, and Dr Steph Forrester, Reader in Sports Engineering and Biomechanics at the Sports Technology Institute.  

  • Tokyo Talk: Reducing injury risk in endurance runners
    by Loughborough University on 27th July 2021

    Host Martin Foster is joined by Dr Richard Blagrove and Dr Max Paquette to discuss one of the biggest issues facing elite endurance runners: injury, which can derail training programmes and can prevent runners reaching major championships and achieving success. 

  • Well Schools Series Episode 5 - Oasis Academy Blakenhale Infants and Junior School in Birmingham
    by Youth Sport Trust on 26th July 2021

    Welcome to the Well Schools podcast, a series of discussions with school leaders who are improving educational outcomes, by placing Wellbeing at the heart of their school. A Well School places just as much emphasis on wellbeing as it does on academic performance. It understands that children and young people are more effective learners when they are happy and well, and that they must take care of their staff and pupils wellbeing to create a culture that allows everyone to reach their full potential. Support the show (https://www.youthsporttrust.org/yst-podcast)