• Episode 10 - Ed Kirwan
    by Youth Sport Trust on 17th February 2020

    In this episode we speak to Ed Kirwan, a former science teacher who has since become the founder of Empathy Week: https://www.empathy-week.com/We are also delighted to be welcoming Ed to the annual YST Conference taking place on 27 February 2020. For more information please visit: https://www.youthsporttrust.org/yst-conference If you enjoy this podcast please remember to like, share and subscribe on Spotify, Acast, iTunes, or wherever you get your podcasts from. Our next episode will be released across all platforms on Monday 02 March and will be a Conference special.You might also be interested in joining our YST Podcast Club! Simply click here and then follow the instructions on screen: https://www.youthsporttrust.org/yst-podcastSupport the show (https://www.youthsporttrust.org/yst-podcast)

  • Episode 9 - LGBT+ in PE and Sport
    by Youth Sport Trust on 3rd February 2020

    In this episode we host a roundtable discussion featuring Jamie Hooper, Leo West and Lisa Vine, who talk about their experiences of LGBT people in PE and sport. This coincides with LGBT History Month which started on Saturday 01 February. Apologies for the slight sound issues during the introductions.Follow on Twitter: Jamie Hooper @just_jamie1990Lisa Vine @LisaVineLGBTSport England @Sport_EnglandStonewall @StonewallukIf you enjoy this podcast please remember to like, share and subscribe on Spotify, Acast, iTunes, or wherever you get your podcasts from. Our next episode will be released across all platforms on Monday 17 February.You might also be interested in joining our YST Podcast Club! Simply click here and then follow the instructions on screen: https://www.youthsporttrust.org/yst-podcastSupport the show (https://www.youthsporttrust.org/yst-podcast)

  • E9 - What is Strength?
    by Loughborough University on 29th January 2020

    Host Martin Foster is joined by Professor Jonathan Folland and Dr Richard Blagrove to discuss strength, how you build it and what methods are best for your fitness goals.

  • Episode 8 - Marie Hunter
    by Youth Sport Trust on 20th January 2020

    In this episode we talk to Headteacher Ambassador Marie Hunter about how an English teacher became a self-confessed PE and school sport fanatic. Whether you're a student teacher, somebody already in teaching, or a coach, this is one not to miss.If you enjoy this podcast please remember to like, share and subscribe on Spotify, Acast, iTunes, or wherever you get your podcasts from. Our next episode will be released across all platforms on Monday 03 February.You might also be interested in joining our YST Podcast Club! Simply click here and then follow the instructions on screen: https://www.youthsporttrust.org/yst-podcastSupport the show (https://www.youthsporttrust.org/yst-podcast)

  • E8 - Does sponsorship in sport have an unhealthy relationship with junk food?
    by Loughborough University on 9th January 2020

    To kick off 2020, host Martin Foster (Applied Sport Management Lead) is joined by Joe Piggin, senior lecturer in Sport Management, to discuss junk food sponsorship in sport and its potential impact on wider society.

  • Episode 17 - General Election Special: Part 6
    by SPORT AND RECREATION ALLIANCE on 19th December 2019

    Hosted by Alex Sexton, Communications Manager, Sport and Recreation Alliance (@Alexx_Sexxton).The Brexit is back! The Alliance's Parliamentary Policy Officer, Ryan McCullough (@RyMcCullough21) joins us one final time to look back at the General Election and how we will be helping the sector to move forward with the new Conservative government.We discuss Brexit, the Spending Review and the Conservatives manifesto. Head here for more information on the Alliance's Brexit Guidance.

  • Episode 16 - The Power of Volunteers!
    by SPORT AND RECREATION ALLIANCE on 15th December 2019

    Hosted by Alex Sexton, Communications Manager, Sport and Recreation Alliance (@Alexx_Sexxton).With BBC Sports Personality of the Year celebrating our wonderful volunteers this weekend, we take a look at why these unsung heroes are so important across the sport and recreation sector.We are joined by Sarah Webber, Outdoor and Adventure Project Co-ordinator at Girlguiding (@Girlguiding) and Chantel Scherer, Director of Marketing, Communications and Member Engagement at the Alliance (@ChantelScherer).As an organisation with over 400,000 members, Girlguiding relies on an intricate network of supporters and volunteers. Sarah discusses their value and how they are kept engaged with central office.We then take a look at the #BigThankYou campaign which accompanies Sports Personality of the Year and provides the platform for our community to share their stories and highlight their volunteering heroes who keep sport and recreation running.Further Reading:Volunteer Finder - https://doit.life/sport-and-recreationRecruit, Retain and Reward Volunteers – https://www.sportandrecreation.org.uk/pages/volunteering-recruit-and-retainGIVERS research on value of volunteers - https://www.sportandrecreation.org.uk/pages/volunteering-introducing-giversBecome a volunteer with Girlguiding – https://www.girlguiding.org.uk/get-involved/become-a-volunteer/

  • Episode 15 - General Election Special: Part 5
    by SPORT AND RECREATION ALLIANCE on 12th December 2019

    Hosted by Alex Sexton, Communications Manager, Sport and Recreation Alliance (@Alexx_Sexxton).It is polling day for the 2019 general election! The Alliance's Parliamentary Policy Officer, Ryan McCullough (@RyMcCullough21) recaps what could lie ahead once the votes have been counted and recaps what was in each of the three major political parties manifestos for sport and recreation.

  • E7 - Athlete development and injuries
    by Loughborough University on 11th December 2019

    Loughborough University’s Al Stewart, Head of Performance Support / Strength & Conditioning Lead at the new National Tennis Academy, is joined by Enda King, Head of Performance Rehabilitation at SSC Sports Medicine, Dublin, to talk about the importance of athlete development and how to work with individuals going through injury. 

  • Episode 7 - Emily Reynolds
    by Youth Sport Trust on 9th December 2019

    In this episode we talk to YST's recently appointed National Programmes Director Emily Reynolds around the subjects of play, sport for all and leadership. We also touch on the recent #ReframeCompetition campaign.If you enjoy this podcast please remember to like, share and subscribe on Spotify, Acast, iTunes, or wherever you get your podcasts from. Our next episode will be released across all platforms on Monday 20 January.Support the show (https://www.youthsporttrust.org/yst-podcast)

  • Episode 14 - General Election Special: Part 4
    by SPORT AND RECREATION ALLIANCE on 5th December 2019

    Hosted by Alex Sexton, Communications Manager, Sport and Recreation Alliance (@Alexx_Sexxton).This episode was recorded live at the Kia Oval following the general election hustings event on 4 December. We are joined by the Alliance's Parliamentary Policy Officer, Ryan McCullough (@RyMcCullough21) to review what was discussed as the physical activity sector put the three main political parties on the spot.

  • Is mixed ability the future of grassroots sport provision?
    by Andy Morgan on 3rd December 2019

    Released on the International Day of People with Disabilities 2019, episode five asks if mixed ability is the future of grassroots provision.  We’re in conversation with International Mixed Ability (IMAS) based in Bradford, to share how the mixed ability movement is progressing.Resources International Mixed Ability Sport websitehttp://www.mixedabilitysports.org/Evaluation of the Mixed Ability Sport Programme (as referenced in the episode)http://bit.ly/ImpactIMASIMAS YouTube channelhttp://bit.ly/YouTubeIMAS Further reading - Evaluating the impact of Mixed Ability Sporthttp://www.mixedabilitysports.org/evaluating-the-impacts-of-ma-sport/International Mixed Ability Rugby Tournament Cork 2020 - http://imartworldcup.org/ Bradford 2015 - http://www.mixedabilitysports.org/mixed-ability-rugby-world-tournament/ GuestsMark Goodwin – Director and Co-Founder of IMASWith over thirty years of contribution to service provision in the disability and autism sectors as a consultant and specialist tutor. Mark recognised the opportunity to combine the WEA/IMAS ‘Inclusion in Rugby’ and ‘Inclusion in Sports’ projects with a national training programme. Mark now works with a number of NGB’s and leads on the training and delivery of Mixed Ability Sports to grassroots clubs across England.Martino Corazza – Director and Co-founder of IMASPassionate about rugby and lifelong education. Player and qualified coach both in the UK and Italy, holds a MA in Disability Studies from the University of Leeds. Co-founder of Chivasso Rugby, first Italian Mixed Ability team, has been working for years in European projects aiming to develop international co-operation and social inclusion. Creator of the Mixed Ability Rugby World Tournament, now IMART, Martino oversees IMAS international expansion.Dr. Jen Dyer – University of LeedsDr. Jen Dyer is a Lecturer in Sustainability at the University of Leeds. She is interested in research which has real impact and which approaches issues holistically, taking into account many perspectives. She has been evaluating Mixed Ability sport for the past four years, using a range of methods such as interviews, focus groups and participant observation, as well as taking part in many of the sports herself. The research has taught her more about society than she could have ever have imagined!Host – Andy Morgan, Media Manager at Yorkshire Sport Foundation 

  • Episode 13 - General Election Special: Part 3
    by SPORT AND RECREATION ALLIANCE on 28th November 2019

    Hosted by Alex Sexton, Communications Manager, Sport and Recreation Alliance (@Alexx_Sexxton).This episode continues our series of special weekly general election updates from the Alliance's Parliamentary Policy Officer, Ryan McCullough (@RyMcCullough21).We analyse the manifestos of the Conservatives and Labour Party, take a look at the latest polls and what their indications mean for the sector and discuss how you can get involved with the sport, recreation and physical activity hustings taking place next week.

  • E6 - Corruption in Sport (Part 2)
    by Loughborough University on 28th November 2019

    In the second of a two-part series, Dr Argyro Elisavet Manoli, of the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, is joined by co-hosts Martin Foster (Applied Sport Management Lead) and producer Siddhanth D’Souza to delve a little deeper into the murky world of gaining an unfair advantage. 

  • Episode 6 - Phil Neville, Baroness Sue Campbell, Faye White, Rachel Unitt
    by Youth Sport Trust on 25th November 2019

    In this three-part episode we speak to former England Lionesses Faye White and Rachel Unitt about this year's Women's World Cup (starts 1:05), we hear from Team YST about the Shooting Stars programme and girls' football in schools (starts 20:17), plus listen to our exclusive interview with Baroness Sue Campbell and Phil Neville to get a peak into what the future holds for women's football (starts 55:20).If you enjoy this podcast please remember to like, share and subscribe on Spotify, Acast, iTunes, or wherever you get your podcasts from. Our next episode will be released across all platforms on Monday 09 December.Support the show (https://www.youthsporttrust.org/yst-podcast)

  • Episode 12 - General Election Special: Part 2
    by SPORT AND RECREATION ALLIANCE on 21st November 2019

    Hosted by Alex Sexton, Communications Manager, Sport and Recreation Alliance (@Alexx_Sexxton).This episode continues our series of special weekly general election updates from the Alliance's Parliamentary Policy Officer, Ryan McCullough (@RyMcCullough21).We sit down to discuss the launch of each Election manifesto from the Liberal Democrats and the Green Party, the ITV leaders debate and the official announcement of the sport, recreation and physical activity hustings co-hosted by the Alliance and ukactive.

  • Episode 24 – Walking Football
    by goodsports on 18th November 2019

    In Episode 24, Dave heads to East London to catch up with the Monday morning session of Walking Football, run by the West Ham United Foundation.  We hear from the staff, volunteers and participants about the difference the sessions are making, how the games are as inclusive as possible and who scored the most goals! MakeContinue reading

  • Episode 11 - General Election Special: Part 1
    by SPORT AND RECREATION ALLIANCE on 14th November 2019

    Hosted by Alex Sexton, Communications Manager, Sport and Recreation Alliance (@Alexx_Sexxton).This episode starts a series of special weekly updates from the Alliance's Parliamentary Policy Officer, Ryan McCullough (@RyMcCullough21).We sit down to discuss the launch of the Sport and Recreation Alliance's General Election Manifesto, how cross-party pacts may effect the outcome of the election and Brexit and a very special Election Hustings event is announced.

  • E5 - Corruption in Sport (Part 1)
    by Loughborough University on 14th November 2019

    In the first of a two-part series, Dr Argyro Elisavet Manoli, of the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, is joined by co-hosts Martin Foster (Applied Sport Management Lead) and producer Siddhanth D’Souza to delve a little deeper into the murky world of gaining an unfair advantage. During the episode, Dr Manoli discusses the origins of corruption in sport, detailing how it has been around “for as long as humans have been alive…with the first documented cases in the second or the third century BC during the Olympic Games in Greece.” 

  • PE, School Sport and Physical Activity - Autumn term part two
    by Andy Morgan on 13th November 2019

    Episode four focusses on PE, school sport and physical activity, providing an update for those working in or with primary schools. Introduction 3:15 - Steve Caldecott – Head of Health and Safety for Association for Physical Education. As well as his role at AfPE, Steve is an independent Ofsted inspector. We speak to him about the new inspection framework and what schools can do to be prepared. 11:25 - PE and School Sport Premium Dan Wilson from YSF updates on the recent changes to the PE and School Sport Premium grant. 16:45 - Matt Carbutt – Principal at Orchard Primary Academy Matt reflects on how attending the Creating Active Schools conference has inspired him to put physically active learning at the heart of his school’s ethos. 30:23 - Reflections Dan Wilson reflects on Matt’s story and explains how the Creating Active Schools framework is being put into practice in the JUMP project in Bradford.37:40 - Noticeboard Dates for the diary and things to know. Resourceswww.yorkshiresport.org/PrimaryPE www.yorkshiresport.org/CreatingActiveSchools Primary PE and School Sport Premium - https://www.gov.uk/guidance/pe-and-sport-premium-for-primary-schools Association for Physical Education - http://www.afpe.org.uk/ Children and Young People Active Lives - https://www.sportengland.org/research/active-lives-survey/active-lives-children-and-young-people/ To opt-in to the survey contact [email protected] The Daily Mile Destinations – www.yorkshiresport.org/TheDailyMile JU:MP project - https://joinusmoveplay.org/

  • Episode 5 - Andy Grant
    by Youth Sport Trust on 11th November 2019

    In this episode we talk to the inspirational Andy Grant (@AndyGbootneck) about the impact of sport on his life. The former Royal Marine, who was injured in Afghanistan, now travels the world as a motivational speaker to help inspire people to get active.We are also delighted to be welcoming Andy to the annual YST Conference taking place on 27 February 2020. For more information please visit: https://www.youthsporttrust.org/yst-conference If you enjoy this podcast please remember to like, share and subscribe on Spotify, Acast, iTunes, or wherever you get your podcasts from. Our next episode will be released across all platforms on Monday 25 November and will be a Girls Football special.Support the show (https://www.youthsporttrust.org/yst-podcast)

  • E4 - How to become one of the world’s best coaches
    by Loughborough University on 31st October 2019

    Matt Little, Andy Murray’s Strength and Conditioning Coach of the past 10 years, talks through his first steps in the industry, the skills he’s developed and how young coaches can stand out from the crowd.

  • Episode 4 - Kurt Lindley, Ali Goodall, Clare Daniels
    by Youth Sport Trust on 28th October 2019

    In this episode we go behind the scenes at a recent Youth Sport Trust Learning Academy event - all around the topic of developing yourself and developing others. We speak to learning and development specialist Kurt Lindley (@CoachDeveloper), YST's Ali Goodall and the FA's National Development Manager Clare Daniels (@ClareCvj).Co-Design activities resource as mentioned by Ali can be found here: https://bit.ly/2Jr9aDcReflective Iceberg as mentioned by Clare can be found here: https://bit.ly/2JDGdnFIf you enjoy this podcast please remember to like, share and subscribe on Spotify, Acast, iTunes, or wherever you get your podcasts from. Our next episode will be released across all platforms on Monday 11 November.Support the show (https://www.youthsporttrust.org/yst-podcast)

  • Demonstrating impact - Sheffield United Community Foundation
    by Andy Morgan on 22nd October 2019

    We're joined by Chris Bailey, Head of Sheffield United Community Foundation, to discuss how better demonstrating their impact is making them a more efficient and focussed organisation.Sheffield United Community Foundation - http://www.sufc-community.com/ Yorkshire Sport Foundation and DataHub - www.yorkshiresport.org/Data4Global - https://4global.com/ DataHub - https://datahub.io/ A Lower Super Output Area (LSOA) is a small geographical area designed to improve the reporting of small area statistics in England. Within DataHub, LSOAs are used to show participation so that a better understanding can be gained as to where participants are coming from, being able to pinpoint a smaller area than ward level. Mosaic Segmentation: Generally breaks down areas into demographics, explaining the general income of households, number of children, age group and communication preferences. Host - Andy Morgan (Media Manager at YSF)Guests - Chris Bailey (Head of Sheffield United Community Foundation) and Emma Gooch (Data and Insight Manager at YSF).

  • E3 - Female athletes and the menstrual cycle
    by Loughborough University on 17th October 2019

    Dr Richard Blagrove, Lecturer in Physiology, meets with Dr Georgie Bruinvels, Research Scientist at Orreco and co-creator of FitrWoman discuss how performance can be affected by the menstrual cycle and the methods coaches and managers can use to approach the subject without fear of embarrassment. 

  • Episode 3 - Will Roberts
    by Youth Sport Trust on 14th October 2019

    In this episode we talk to YST Chief Operating Officer Will Roberts about the pros and cons of e-sports, whether there is a place for it in the sporting landscape and the potential impact of gaming on young people.If you enjoy this podcast please remember to like, share and subscribe on Spotify, Acast, iTunes, or wherever you get your podcasts from. Our next episode will be released across all platforms on Monday 28 October.Support the show (https://www.youthsporttrust.org/yst-podcast)

  • Episode 23 – My story: Jhon Cosgrove, the running broccoli
    by goodsports on 10th October 2019

    In episode 23 we kick off our focus on sport for development personal stories by speaking to our friend, Vegan runner and fellow Cricket Without Boundaries volunteer Jhon Cosgrove (@pickledjhon on social media). We talk to Jhon about his love of running going from a reluctant jogger to a sub 3 hour marathon obsessive. We discuss theContinue reading

  • Episode 10 - Increasing inclusiveness for sport and recreation
    by SPORT AND RECREATION ALLIANCE on 9th October 2019

    Hosted by Alex Sexton, Communications Manager, Sport and Recreation Alliance (@Alexx_Sexxton).This episode celebrates World Mental Health Day as we look at the issue of inclusiveness in the sector.We are joined by the Alzheimer’s Society ambassador Tracey Shorthouse and Programme Partnerships Officer for Sport and Leisure, Steve McFadyen.As somebody who lives with Alzheimer’s, Tracey discusses her relationship with sport and recreation and highlights the barriers and opportunities that exist to keep everybody physically active.Mental Health is an area that the Sport and Recreation Alliance is passionate about as showcased by our work with the Mental Health Charter for Sport and Recreation.Providing insight from within the sector, the Alliance’s Rasteen Riyahi-Boni, Policy Support Officer, also joins the panel.Further Reading:Mental Health Charter – www.sportandrecreation.org.uk/pages/mental-health-charter-homepage Mental Health Resources - www.sportandrecreation.org.uk/policy/the-mental-health-charter/training-and-support Dementia-friendly sport and physical activity guide and information – www.alzheimers.org.uk/sport Dementia Friends - www.dementiafriends.org.ukTracey Shorthouse blog on making facilities dementia friendly – www.alzheimers.org.uk/blog/how-tracey-helping-sports-clubs-leisure-centres-inclusive-dementia Alzheimer’s Society website for support and information – www.alzheimers.org.uk We are Undefeatable campaign – www.alzheimers.org.uk/active

  • E2 - How will Brexit impact the Premier League?
    by Loughborough University on 3rd October 2019

    As Britain braces itself to leave the European Union on October 31st, question marks remain over the true lasting impact, if any at all, that this will have on UK businesses and its assets.  Sport is of course no different and the Premier League - with its record revenue of £4.5bn - could seriously feel the pinch according to Loughborough University’s Senior Lecturer in Sport Management and Policy, Dr Borja Garcia.

  • Asset-based community development - The Active Burngreave model
    by Andy Morgan on 30th September 2019

    Asset-based community development: The Active Burngreave approachKathryn Mudge and Safiya Saeed from Yorkshire Sport Foundation discuss the asset-based community development approach they have taken in the Burngreave area of Sheffield, using sport and physical activity to address challenges faced by the community.Welcome (0:01 – 1:30)Part 1 – What, where and why? (1:32)An introduction to asset-based community development and why Burngreave was chosen to pilot this approach.More on an asset-based approach - https://www.nurturedevelopment.org/Active Burngreave – https://www.yorkshiresport.org/ActiveBurngreave Part 2 – The plan (11:35)The foundations that were put in place to set the project up to be successful.The Active Burngreave model - http://bit.ly/AB_Approach Part 3 – Putting the plan into action (40:47)Part 4 – Evaluation and celebrating success (50:15)Nurture Development blog - http://bit.ly/AB_Pod_BlogPart 5 – What next? (1:08:10)Part 6 – Sahal’s story (1:16)Sahal’s story video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcP7mQVY3jM