The Good Sports Podcast
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The Good Sports Podcast is dedicated to answering the big questions that surround sport, development, and all the different ways the two fields can interact: What does good look like? How can we do better? And how can we measure it? We’re learning as we go – get involved, get talking, and get learning with us!
||CleanDreaming big in 2019||Happy New Year to everyone, here’s to a happy and prosperous 2019. Starting 2019 on a positive note, our first podcast of the year looks at what sport for development people are excited about for this year. Before we jump into that, we first hear from Carl Ferguson from Cricket Without Boundaries, a charity we are all passionate about, who gives us the lowdown on the latest volunteering opportunities. We then hand it over to Simon Lansley from ConnectSport for a round up of the latest news in sport for development. We got in touch with some familiar voices from 2018 to hear about whats in the pipeline for 2019 and what can we expect from the sector as a whole. There’s an exciting mix of new projects, interactions with with other sectors and new ways of contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals. Sara and Lee preview their year, which features more cricket coaching with different social focus, new self-testing HIV projects and setting up of two more women’s clubs in Liverpool. We talk about our desire (and several of the contributors) to see sport for development take the next step, proving its worth to people in health and social care, prisons, education etc to become the properly funded and respected discipline that we believe it should be. Finally, the quiz continues with Sara 8-4 up over Lee. In this episodes the quiz focuses on the big sporting events in 2019, will Lee claw some points back or will Sara continue as she left off in 2018? As always a massive thanks for listening, please hit the subscribe button and share on social media. All reviews and subscriptions make a massive difference. Next months episode will look at sport and its contribution to human rights. We want to hear from projects working in this field about the benefits, challenges and the future of the work. Please get in touch via: Twitter – @goodsportscast Instagram – @goodsportscast Email – firstname.lastname@example.org||15 1 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHarlequins Rugby Foundation||In this episode we hear from ConnectSport’s Simon Lansley on the latest in the Sport for Development sector. Lee and Sara then talk us through their respective travels. Lee has been in Jordan and is going to Nepal to coach cricket for social purpose. Sara has been in Malawi with the Liverpool FC project and is off to Tanzania to continue her monotoring and evaluation work as well coaching. The main event is an interview with Head of the Harlequins Rugby Club foundation, Marc Leckie. Marc talks through women’s rugby, cross sport colloboration and monitoring evaluation. You can find out more about the work of the foundation here, http://www.harlequins.foundation and follow Marc on twitter on @marcleckie We then have the last quiz of 2018 with a game of higher or lower. The stats are taken from the taking part survey which combines three themes of the pod, child’s sports, creative activities and legacies of mega event. But who will be the victor? As usual please do share and subcribe to the pod, it all helps. All ratings and feedback gladly received, as well as your questions, comments and thoughts. Get in touch with us through email@example.com or on twitter @goodsportscast.||17 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNever too late - Sport and Development for older people||The pod is one person down, as Sara is off in Malawi on her monitoring and evaluation trip. However, she has made time to phone in and give us an update on her work so far. Next we hear from Colin Milner, CEO and Founder of the International Council on Active Ageing. ICAA's mission is to promote Active Aging as a solution to improving the quality of life for older adult. We speak to Colin about the missed opportunity of not properly segmenting the older people audience, how physical activity can ensure older people are engaged in life and some good practice examples from around the globe. You can follow Colin on twitter here - @colinmilner. Then we hear from Tony Jameson-Allen, CEO and Founder of Sporting Memories. This is a UK based initiative to encourage older people especially those living with dementia to use sport as a tool for reminiscence. The sessions also now include physical activity as well. We discuss with Tony some of the challenges of measuring progress, how the sessions work and also the efforts to increase knowledge and understanding of how to ensure events are dementia friendly. We would also like to congratulate Sporting Memories for being shortlisted for the Sports Journalist Associations 'Sport for Social Change' award. You can follow Tony on twitter here - @tja_evonet Lee and Dave then discuss their views on the interviews and their experience in this field. Clearly, there's a huge opportunity with an inactive population, but also a population that has many demographic subsets that require an analytical approach. Potentially, it's not quite as glamorous as working with children, but there are huge benefits of sport and development to both the individuals and easing the strain on health and social care systems. Finally, we would love to hear from projects who are working with groups of older adults. How do you attract different groups, how do you maintain participation and what hints and tips do you have? Please get in touch via the usual ways below: Twitter - @goodsportscast Instagram @goodsportscast Email - firstname.lastname@example.org Lee is off on a couple of very exciting sports and development projects in Jordan and Nepal so our schedule might be a bit erratic in the lead up to Christmas, but we will be bringing you updates from the field soon. As always thanks for listening!||12 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanI don't like cricket, I Love it.||In Episode 12, we explore how one of our shared passions, cricket and how it can be used for social development. The episode kicks off with an update on the latest Sport and Development stories from ConnectSport‘s Simon Lansley (@simonlansley). We then hear about Sara’s trip to Kenya with Cricket Without Boundaries. The pod then discuss the pros and cons of cricket as a tool for development including: How can the technical nature of the game be harnessed for good? Is the complicated nature of the game and the equipment an issue? How can it be used for gender equality? The interviews this episode are Richard Joyce, Richard Darwin and Vanessa Greene from UK cricket charity Chance 2 Shine. Finally, the quiz this week features five cricket charities which Lee and Sara have to guess from their descriptions.||31 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCreativity and Learning||In Episode 11, we take a look back at what we’ve learned so far on the pod, hear from Create Chief Executive Nicky Goulder and the quiz returns. Also for the first time, we record the (majority of) the podcast in person as the whole team are at the Cricket Without Boundaries training weekend. As we spoke about on the last episode, there is still time to volunteer with the charity in 2019, just go to cricketwithoutboundaries.com/volunteer We’d love to hear from you about anything Sport and Development related; if you have an idea, a news item, a question, or want to join us for a chat, get in touch on Twitter @goodsportscast or email email@example.com or visit our website www.goodsportscast.org.uk||2 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCoaches Across Continents||This week on the Good Sports Podcast the team ran through some news items that had caught our eye in the last few weeks, then we interview Jordan Stephenson from Coaches Across Continents, and conclude with a quiz about the Beyond Sport Awards. We’d love to hear from you about anything Sport and Development related; if you have an idea, a news item, a question, or want to join us for a chat, get in touch on Twitter @goodsportscast or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website www.goodsportscast.org.uk||5 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPerfect Partnerships: Cakes, Clowns and Powerpuff Girls||This episode focuses on partnerships, which are a Sustainable Development Goal and also key in increasing the impact in Sport for Development. We spoke to the founders of Philanthropy Playmakers, Erica Prosser and Eric Shainock about their organisation. Founded in 2016, Philanthropy Playmakers provides resources for the sports philanthropy industry and those who see sports as a change agent for social good. Their work is largely in the USA but are looking at international expansion. You can follow them on twitter at @philplaymakers We also spoke to Sarah Mortiboys, the lead of the Sport for Development coalition, funded by Comic Relief. Find out more about the coalitions work and how it is bring partners together from across the Sport for Development sector to create a movement. You can follow Sarah on @sarahmortiboys1||14 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSport has the power to change the world||In this episode, on the 100th Anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth, we’re looking at the history of sport, sport for development, and the key figures in the development of the field. We explore where organised sport came from, how sport and development went from a UN and national government led enterprise to a civil society driven field, and those key civil society figures who put the field on the map. As always, we enjoyed another quiz, this week on famous Laureus ambassadors. And finally, we heard from a few of our past guests on what Sport for Development means to them. Finally, a reminder to get in touch! We’d love to hear from you. Drop us a message via email email@example.com or tweet us via @goodsportscast and don’t forget to subscribe on iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.||18 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Beautiful Game and Lasting Legacies||We’ve got World Cup fever this week at the Good Sports Podcast; as the men’s football World Cup rolls into its final week we’re looking at both the use of football for good and how, or indeed if, mega international sporting events can be leveraged to secure a positive social legacy. First up we have a series of interviews with a variety of organisations that are using football to change people’s lives. Dave spoke with community organisations, journalists and a programme leader to help bring together a picture of the power of “the beautiful game”. We’d love to hear from you about anything Sport and Development related; if you have an idea, a news item, a question, or want to join us for a chat, get in touch on Twitter @goodsportscast or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website www.goodsportscast.org.uk||9 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSports United Down Under||Lee has returned from a Cricket Without Boundaries project with students from Leeds Trinity to Rwanda. We have been busy during this break, as we are now working in partnership with two great Sport and Development organisations: SportandDev and ConnectSport. Please check out both organisation for a wealth of information on the sector. Big thanks to Simon Lansley for making this happen. Sports United We talked to Richard and Emma, the people behind Sports United. This Sport and Development organisation started in the University of South Australia but is now working with different communities all over Australia.||21 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean“The stuff of life”, Mental Health Awareness week||Last week in the UK was Mental Health Awareness week, and the Good Sports took the opportunity to find out about a couple of initiatives close to home that are using sport to address mental health in their communities. Meet the Good Sports Sara, Lee and Dave are The Good Sports. Sport and development enthusiasts, they were brought together through their involvement with charity Cricket Without Boundaries. The trio have learnt a lot over the years, but the more they learnt, the more they realised there was to know. The idea for the podcast was formed: speak to other practitioners and experts in the field and start opening up discussions about sport, development, and how they interact. We’d love to hear from you about anything Sport and Development related; if you have an idea, a news item, a question, or want to join us for a chat, get in touch on Twitter @goodsportscast or email email@example.com or visit our website www.goodsportscast.org.uk||21 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJordan Special||Reporting “from the field”, this episode of the Good Sports Podcast features interviews from UNHCR, Right to Play, Cricket Without Boundaries and Equal Playing Fields, looking at how sport is contributing to addressing challenges of refugee integration and gender equality in Jordan. Lee and Sara spent 5 days in the country in late April delivering a pilot project for Cricket Without Boundaries, and the organisations featured here worked alongside the project team to deliver a joined-up and sustainable programme. We’d love to hear from you about anything Sport and Development related; if you have an idea, a news item, a question, or want to join us for a chat, get in touch on Twitter @goodsportscast or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website www.goodsportscast.org.uk||10 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChanging the role of coaches||In this episode of the Good Sports Podcast we discuss the use of exploitative imagery in fundraising campaigns, politics in sport and in particular the Commonwealth Games, and the role of sport in tackling low levels of physical activity in populations. Dave then chats with Paul Caccamo, Founder and CEO of Up2Us Sports, and covers topics including how the organisation works, engaging with donors and others to highlight the positive role sport can play in people’s psychosocial development, how they recruit, develop and train coaches, and the growth of sport and development as a field in the USA. We finish with our classic quiz, which this episode focuses on the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace.||20 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScoring Goals for Sport and Development||In this first full episode of the Good Sports Podcast we’re talking goals: Sustainable Development Goals and Tackle Africa’s football and development goals. Join us as we look at how the Sustainable Development Goals can link to sport, where the opportunities lie and what the challenges are, then listen in on Dave’s chat with Tackle Africa CEO Charlie Gamble as they discuss his personal journey in sport and development, what Tackle Africa are doing, and where their next steps lie. Finally, play along with our inaugural quiz and learn a bit more about other sport and development organisations.||30 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing The Good Sports Podcast: “on your marks, get set...”||In this mini episode us "Good Sports" (Sara, Dave and Lee) introduce ourselves, our backgrounds, what brought us to starting the Good Sports, and what we're hoping to get out of the podcast.||19 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Interesting topic! Would love to see this podcast grow!
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After listening the the first podcast today, I can't wait to come back for more. The topic of the podcast is fantastic. It touches on some great issues and I look forward to learning more about how sport can be used for the purpose of development. However, the main reason to listen is for the sensual sound of Lee Booth's voice. Whilst David Terrace dominates conversation in parts, Mr Booth's silky Yorkshire tones bring a touch of class to this podcast, and remind me of many an early morning wake up call. I can't wait to hear more...