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Podcast bringing you feature interviews and news on all things sport | Hosted by Alasdair Hooper and Will Moulton | Get in touch at sportspielpod@gmail.com
Visit our website: https://sportspielonline.com
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SportSpiel Episode 36: Jade Clarke
Alasdair Hooper and Will Moulton are joined by England Netball's record appearance holder Jade Clarke on episode 36 of SportSpiel.**Feature Interview**On our feature interview section (5:03) Jade talks to the podcast about that incredible and ground breaking Commonwealth Games gold medal won by England Netball in 2018.The record appearance maker also tells us about the Quad Series in January, the upcoming World Cup in Liverpool this year and how her and the rest f the team aspire to be role models. She also takes us through her own netball career and how she achieved more than she ever thought she could.**Part Two**Alasdair and Will present the news round-up (25:36) as they go through some of the important headlines that caught their eyes, including Laura Muir's record breaking mile and how things are shaping up ahead of the start of the Formula 1 season. In our discussion topic this week (40:29) we touch on the controversial issue of Caster Semenya as the South African runner challenges a proposed IAAF rule that would see women in track events - from 400m up to the mile - who are DSD (Differences of Sexual Development) athletes required to keep their testosterone levels below a prescribed amount. We also hold the latest round of Ask Alasdair (57:04) where Will asks Alasdair, and then the listeners, a sports trivia question.**Messages**Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/SportSpielPod?lang=enLike us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/SportSpielPod/Follow us on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/sportspielpod/Get in touch: sportspielpod@gmail.comVisit our website: sportspielonline.com**Credits**Image credit: With thanks to Jade ClarkeMusic: Otis McDonald
SportSpiel Episode 35: Ethan Treacy
Alasdair Hooper and Will Moulton are joined by British Short Track speed skater Ethan Treacy on episode 35 of SportSpiel.**Feature Interview**On our feature interview section (4:57) interviewer Yashas Mudumbai makes his podcast debut by speaking to Ethan Treacy of GB Short Track. In their chat the pair talk about Ethan's journey in the sport as well as the family influences he has - his brothers Farrell and Niall are GB speed skaters.After making his Olympic debut at PyeongChang 12 months ago, there is still plenty more Ethan wants to achieve but things are arguably much more difficult this time around. Following UK Sport's decision to pull funding for short track, the skater talks about his reaction upon hearing that decision and how the team are coping now.**Part Two**Alasdair and Will present the news round-up (25:36) as they go through some of the important headlines that caught their eyes, including England's cricket woes, barrier-breaking Kendall Coyne Schofield, and the decision to strip Malaysia of hosting the World Para Swimming Championships. In our discussion topic this week (41:57) we look at the depth of talent in the ranks of British female winter sport in a week where Charlotte Bankes, Izzy Atkin, Menna Fitzpatrick and Jen Kehoe all came away with medals.Is this as good as it has ever been?We also hold the latest round of Ask Alasdair (53:26) where Will asks Alasdair, and then the listeners, a sports trivia question.**Messages**Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/SportSpielPod?lang=enLike us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/SportSpielPod/Follow us on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/sportspielpod/Get in touch: sportspielpod@gmail.comVisit our website: sportspielonline.com**Credits**Image credit: John RowleyMusic: Otis McDonald
SportSpiel Episode 34: Norman Cook, Bob Warnock and Shona McCallin
Alasdair Hooper and Will Moulton are joined by guest presenter - and Olympic gold medalist - Shona McCallin as well as Norman Cook and Bob Warnock of Scottish Tug of War on a packed episode 34 of SportSpiel.**Feature Interview**On our feature interview section (4:15) interviewer Lewis Michie makes his podcast debut by speaking to Norman Cook and coach Bob Warnock from Scottish Tug of War.The trio chat about their sport - what they refer to as the ultimate team sport - as well as looking back on some of their fondest memories.With the Scottish Tug of War team picking up 20 World Championship gold medals in various categories there's plenty of success to look back on and all eyes are currently on the upcoming British and Irish Indoor Championships on February 2 and 3.With the tournament scheduled to take place at Piperdam, in Dundee, the Scottish team can look forward to home advantage but also have to manage the extra pressure that comes with it.  **Part Two**Alasdair, Will and Shona present the news round-up (24.28) as they go through some of the important headlines that caught their eyes, including more WADA controversy, the retirement of Katherine Copeland and a look ahead to the Netball World Cup. In our debate topic this week (39:58) we look at whether Premier League clubs are pricing poorer children out of being mascots after a report on second-tier Swansea City charging £478 for the experience. **Extra Time**Alasdair and Will hold a question and answer session with guest presenter, England hockey star and Olympic gold medalist Shona McCallin (51:15). In the session Shona looks back on a 2018 to forget, after it was blighted by concussion, with all eyes now set on the future and getting back to playing hockey. We also hold a new feature called Ask Alasdair (1:12:17) where Will asks Alasdair, and then the listeners, a sports trivia question.**Messages****check out the Jumps Racing Podcast - The perfect companion on the road to the Cheltenham Festival. https://www.jumpsracing.co.uk **Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/SportSpielPod?lang=enLike us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/SportSpielPod/Follow us on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/sportspielpod/Get in touch: sportspielpod@gmail.comVisit our website: sportspielonline.com**Credits**Image credit: With thanks to Scottish Tug of War and Shona McCallinMusic: Otis McDonald
SportSpiel Episode 33: Amy Allcock
Alasdair Hooper and Will Moulton are joined by British 400m runner Amy Allcock on episode 33 of SportSpiel.**Feature Interview**On our feature interview section (3:51) Alasdair speaks to British runner Amy Allcock after a breakthrough year in 2018. The 25-year-old - by her own admission - was relatively late on the scene in terms of committing to her sport at university but with a personal best at the Anniversary Games this summer everything is finally falling into place. In her chat on the podcast she discusses the crucial moments and battles on her pathway to where she is now - one of the 114 British athletes on the World Class Programme. From trying to get over a fear of running with lactic, to accepting that she will be sick after races, a lot of what Amy has had to work on is on the mental side.But alongside her coach, and with some helpful words from her dad regarding commitment to her sport, the lap times have steadily become faster and faster.  **Part Two**Alasdair and Will present the review of 2018 (36:13) in the final show before the new year.In their look back over the past 12 months they pick their main contenders in the following categories: * Funniest moment* Unsung moment* Most inspirational moment* Controversial moment* Worst moment* Best moment* Favourite SportSpiel moment* Athlete to watch in 2019**Messages**Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/SportSpielPod?lang=enLike us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/SportSpielPod/Follow us on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/sportspielpod/Get in touch: sportspielpod@gmail.comVisit our website: sportspielonline.com**Credits**Image credit: Melissa Gresswell / Instagram: @lissgphotographyMusic: Otis McDonald
SportSpiel Episode 32: Emily Glanvill
Alasdair Hooper and Will Moulton are joined by racing driver Emily Glanvill on episode 32 of SportSpiel.**Feature Interview**On our feature interview section (3:15) Alasdair chats to Emily about her life in motorsport.The Scottish racer is just 19 but has a wealth of talent and is showing great potential for the future - in 2016 she won the Teenage Cancer Trust scholarship and in 2017 she was selected for the Scottish Motor Sports Academy.In this interview Emily takes us through her journey in motor sport and how it brought the best out of her, considering she was a naturally shy individual beforehand.She also tells us what it means to be a female racer in a largely male-dominated sport and she talks about how the sport helped her come back from a tough moment in her life when her school was suddenly closed, leader her mother - a teacher at the school - losing her job.With the new women only W Series also generating plenty of headlines Emily gives us her opinions on the concept and she details the challenges facing every driver as they look to climb the ladder - and it's mainly funding.Perhaps we should maybe be looking at the finance side of things rather than someone's gender.**Part Two**Alasdair and Will present the news round-up (44:25) as they go through some of the important sports headlines from the past couple of weeks, including updates on the shortlist of drivers named that could be in the running to take part in the W Series as well as a welcome funding boost from UK Sport for a variety of British sports ahead of Tokyo 2020.In our debate topic this week (54:59) we look at a defining week for the future development of women's football. While French DJ Martin Solveig's remarks may have taken much of the headlines it shouldn't be forgotten that Ada Hegerberg was announced as winner of the first ever women's Ballon d'Or.The Offside Rule podcast and The Guardian collaborated to bring us the 100 best female footballers on the planet this week, Visa signed a seven-year deal with UEFA to become the first sole sponsor of women's football and there was the small matter of England being announced as hosts of the European Championships in 2021.**Messages**Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/SportSpielPod?lang=enLike us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/SportSpielPod/Follow us on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/sportspielpod/Get in touch: sportspielpod@gmail.comVisit our website: sportspielonline.com**Credits**Image credit: Emily Glanvill and This Strath Girl CanMusic: Otis McDonald
SportSpiel Episode 31: Natalie Jackson
Alasdair Hooper and Will Moulton are joined by the co-founder of Totally Runable Natalie Jackson on episode 31 of SportSpiel.**Feature Interview**On our feature interview section (5:24) Will chats to Natalie about Totally Runable as well as the idea behind the #SeeSportyBeSporty campaign.  The premise of the campaign - devised by Natalie and former Olympic sprinter Emily Freeman - is a simple one, too increase the visibility of women's sport in the media. Totally Runable conducted their own research into this lack of visibility, buying a copy of each of the UK’s top newspapers once a month between July 2017 to June 2018.Of all the photos they saw, 17 per cent depicted sporting action or players but just 2.9 per cent were of women.**Part Two**Alasdair and Will present the news round-up (19:37) as they go through some of the important sports headlines from the past couple of weeks, including updates on the 2026 Winter Olympics bids, rugby referee Sara Cox's historic moment and a vital settlement on concussion in the NHL. In our debate topic this week (35:52) we look at the changes at the top of the Premier League as Chief Executive Richard Scudamore is replaced by Susanna Dinnage. We look at the challenges facing the incoming head of the league and we also react to the news Scudamore is set to receive a £5million parting gift from the 20 clubs.**Messages**Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/SportSpielPod?lang=enLike us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/SportSpielPod/Follow us on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/sportspielpod/Get in touch: sportspielpod@gmail.comVisit our website: sportspielonline.com**Credits**Image credit: Totally RunableMusic: Otis McDonald
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