• 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: 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. 

  • 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: 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...

  • 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)

  • Tokyo Talk: Maximising sleep patterns for performing in different time zones
    by Loughborough University on 21st July 2021

    Sleep expert Professor Kevin Morgan discusses the impacts of competing in a different time zone and how athletes can prepare to ensure that their performance isn't hindered.

  • Tokyo Talk: Athlete psychology at a Covid-threatened Olympics
    by Loughborough University on 21st July 2021

    Sport psychologist Dr David Fletcher discusses athlete preparations for an Olympics that may not have taken place due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

  • Tokyo Talk: How athletes prepare to compete in extreme heat
    by Loughborough University on 21st July 2021

    Heat expert Dr Lee Taylor discusses how top athletes can best prepare to compete in hot weather conditions such as those expected at the Tokyo Olympics.

  • Well Schools Series Episode 4 - Kings Leadership Academy Hawthornes in Liverpool
    by Youth Sport Trust on 19th 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)

  • Well Schools Series Episode 3 - Well Schools Live Discussion
    by Youth Sport Trust on 12th 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)

  • Well Schools Series Episode 2 - John Spence Community High School in North Shields
    by Youth Sport Trust on 5th 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)

  • Move More - A physical activity strategy for Sheffield
    on 30th June 2021

    How do you write a physical activity strategy for an entire district? That's the question we posed two of the people involved in doing so for Sheffield, as the Move More physical activity strategy was refreshed in June 2021.Part one - 1:21Part two - 22:14GuestsTom Hughes, Development Manager (Sheffield) at Yorkshire Sport Foundation.Dr. Anna Lowe, Programme Manager, National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine (Sheffield).HostAndy Morgan, Media Manager at Yorkshire Sport Foundation.Find out more: movemoresheffield.com

  • Well Schools Series Episode 1 - Holy Family Catholic Primary School in Surrey
    by Youth Sport Trust on 28th June 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)

  • E28 - The truth behind the role of the sport agent in the football industry
    by Loughborough University on 22nd June 2021

    Host Martin Foster (Applied Sport Management Lead), sits down with Simon Bayliff, Founder and Managing Director of ARETÉ, and ex-Arsenal FC and now Beijing FC professional footballer Nico Yennaris, to delve further into the world of talent management in the football industry. 

  • Girls Active Coaches Series Episode 5 - CARE
    by Youth Sport Trust on 18th June 2021

    Within this final podcast in the Girls Active Coaches Special Series we meet Senior Sports Development Apprentice and footballer for Bridgwater United FC Leah Burridge, where she discusses with Jenny Wallwork her coaching journeys and how she has used the CARE principles on her path.Support the show (https://www.youthsporttrust.org/yst-podcast)

  • Tackling inequalities - 2TshirtGang
    by Andy Morgan on 16th June 2021

    We spoke to 2TshirtGang to discuss how they used money from the Tackling Inequalities Fund to support women to be active in Bradford during the Covid-19 pandemic.Part one:Anthony and Trinity from 2tshirtgang.Part two:  21:05Cleo and Daneka share their story.

  • Girls Active Coaches Series Episode 4 - Resilience
    by Youth Sport Trust on 13th June 2021

    Welcome back to the Girls Active Coaches podcast series. In this episode Jenny Wallwork speaks with GB Athletics athlete, Coach and the founder of the Move Charity, Gemma Hillier-Moses. WARNING: This episode contains real-life cancer stories and includes content which some listeners may find upsetting.Support the show (https://www.youthsporttrust.org/yst-podcast)

  • Girls Active Coaches Series Episode 3 – Aspiration
    by Youth Sport Trust on 12th June 2021

    Join us for this Girls Active Coaches series episode focused on Aspiration with our host Jenny Wallwork and 2019 WCMX Women’s World Champion Lily Rice. Support the show (https://www.youthsporttrust.org/yst-podcast)

  • Girls Active Coaches Series Episode 2 – Empathy
    by Youth Sport Trust on 11th June 2021

    In this episode, we meet special guest Young ambassador and the winner of the Youth Sport Trust Believing in Every Child’s Future – Young Activist of the Year at the Sport Gives Back Awards, Saadia Abubaker. Our host Jenny Wallwork speaks to Saadia about her journey and the theme of empathy. Support the show (https://www.youthsporttrust.org/yst-podcast)

  • Girls Active Coaches Series Episode 1 – Creativity
    by Youth Sport Trust on 7th June 2021

    Welcome to the first episode of the Girls Active Coaches special podcast series where our host former International Badminton player Jenny Wallwork and The Coaching Lab founder Jack Rolfe, discuss his story and the episode theme of creativity. Support the show (https://www.youthsporttrust.org/yst-podcast)

  • E27 - The power of performance analysis
    by Loughborough University on 17th May 2021

    Host Martin Foster is joined by performance analysis (PA) expert Mike Hughes and Donald Barron, Applied Performance Analysis Lead at Loughborough University to delve a little deeper into the subject and discover how performance analysis has grown immensely in sport with data now playing a key role in influencing decisions both on and off the field of play. 

  • E26 - The importance of recovery in elite-level sport
    by Loughborough University on 20th April 2021

    Within sport, it is well known that recovery plays an important part of any training schedule, but how exactly does this impact team sports? Host Martin Foster (Applied Sport Management Lead) is joined by Dr Tom Clifford, from the University’s School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, Lauren Delany, Loughborough University alumna, and Performance Nutritionist for Leeds Rhinos, and Dr Will Abbott, Academy Performance Manager at Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club. 

  • E25 - Does stronger = faster?
    by Loughborough University on 4th March 2021

    Host Martin Foster is joined by Professor JB Morin from Université Jean Monnet and Dr Bill Horg, Strength and Conditioning Lead at Loughborough University, to discuss measuring force, velocity and power in jumping and sprinting.