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Parents in Sports - A Guide to Enjoying the Journey

Parents in Sports - A Guide to Enjoying the Journey

July 19, 2019

Whether you're a parent, a coach, athlete or supporter, the next generation has a role to play in the future of sport. In this episode we talk about creating a positive environment for our young people, giving them the support needed to succeed as people with life skills through sport.

  • What does a good sports environment look and sound like?
  • How can parents can work with coaches to create a positive environment?
  • Find out more about the motivation of 'fun' and why early success may not be the key to a lifelong love of sport
  • Discover tips on how to cope with disappointment
  • Hear about how elite athletes can inspire the next generation

 

Sophie talks to Gordon MacLelland about how parents can work with coaches to create a positive environment for the next generation.

https://www.parentsinsport.co.uk/

 

 

 

 

 

Fencing Inspires: The Journey of Marcus Mepstead

Fencing Inspires: The Journey of Marcus Mepstead

June 4, 2019

In Episode 4 of the Be You, Be Different podcast, Sophie chats to New York based GBR Olympic fencer Marcus Mepstead. 

We talk sports, travel and the inspiration of other sports people like Roger Federer and Dame Kelly Holmes. Find out who inspired Marcus the most, what he has learned from his journey so far, and discover his hopes for the future. #fencinginspires 

Read More about Marcus here.

Marcus Mepstead

Money Money Money

Money Money Money

April 30, 2019

Episode 3 of the #BeYouBeDifferent podcast: we're talking about money. How can a sports club raise funds? What would Sean do if he won the lottery? How does British Fencing use your membership and funding to grow our sport? All your questions are answered in interviews with CEO Georgina Usher, Salle Holyrood club fundraiser Jo Cook and Scottish Fencing athlete Mhairi McLaughlin, sponsored by Pulseroll

 

 

Developing the Athletes of the Future

Developing the Athletes of the Future

March 11, 2019
Sophie and Sean look at British Fencing's Athlete Development Programme (ADP), aimed at helping fencers aged 15-23 achieve their potential. Insightful interviews with Steve Kemp, British Fencing's Programmes Manager; Rob Cawdron, ADP Project Officer: athletes Alice Campbell and Danielle Lawson and ADP sabre lead coach, Jon Salfield.
 
Sponsors: pulseroll.com
 
Episode 1 - Time To Talk

Episode 1 - Time To Talk

February 5, 2019

In our first episode, Sean and Sophie talk mental health. The 7th of February is Time to Talk Day. We interview Jo Kowalski of social movement Time to Change, Paul Davis of the Paul Davis Fencing Academy and Team GB sabreur JJ Webb for a fascinating insight into mental health in our sport.

Our sponsor: Maison de Choup https://maisondechoup.co.uk/

Time to Change: https://www.time-to-change.org.uk/

Paul Davis Fencing Academy on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/teampdfa

British Fencing: https://www.britishfencing.com/