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If you’re keen to learn about behind the scenes experiences of top athletes, and the reality of what it’s like to play sports around the world, this podcast is for you. Tune in to meet a new global star and follow co-hosts Ainsley McCallister and Devereaux Peters as they uncover the adventures, motivators, and horror stories of some of the best in sport. Brought to you by Uru Sports, a global sports platform full of information, opportunities and amazing connections.
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This week’s guest is Nigerian Native, Festus Ezeli. Ifeanyi, his real name, which translates to “Nothing is impossible with God” in Igbo, is exactly who Festus has leaned on throughout his wildly unexpected journey to the top. From redshirt freshman to first round draft pick after playing basketball competitively for only seven years, be prepared to learn about what made him truly fall in love with the game after having such a late start, how his first game in the NBA against Kobe Bryant was a full circle experience, and more. Enjoy this week’s episode of The Global Game, brought to you by Uru Sports - your global sports community full of information, opportunities and amazing connections. Learn more at  urusports.com!
This week’s guest is one of few people who has played both indoor and beach volleyball internationally. This Canadian Olympian came to the US to play NCAA Volleyball at the University of Nebraska where she won a national championship. Sarah went on to play internationally in Korea, Italy, Brazil, and China. Sarah then made the switch from indoor to beach after realizing she would not be able to represent Canada due to the nation's ability to get to the Olympics. After finally solidifying her position in beach, find out how Sarah worked at transitioning from indoor to beach, her experiences playing in multiple countries, and how the postponement of the 2021 Olympics has affected her. Have you ever tried running on the beach? Let alone jumping in the sand? This week’s guest is Sarah Pavan, a pro beach volleyballer who has represented Canada in the Olympics. Her road to pro-sand volleyball is a unique one, getting her start at indoor, playing for the University of Nebraska and winning a national championship. She is one of the few people who has played internationally for BOTH indoor and beach volleyball. Enjoy her story about the transition from indoor to outdoor, her road to 2021 Olympics, and more.  Be prepared to learn about:The key to finding the right volleyball partnerHow the Brazil Olympics felt like homeHigh pressure games and how they differ from indoor to outdoorPlaying her sport in Asia vs. EuropeWe hope you enjoy this week’s episode of, The Global Game, brought to you by Uru Sports.And if you're looking to learn more about playing around the world be sure to join our global sports community full of information, opportunities and amazing connections at urusports.com!
This week’s guest is Devin Gardner, a former professional football player from the University of Michigan. After playing in the NFL for the Stealers & the Patriots, Devin played quarterback for the Nojima Sagamihara rise in Japan and the Saskatchewan Roughriders in Canada. Today, he takes his on air talent to Fox Sports talent as well as manages his own youth program in Detroit Michigan called, Young Go Getters.  We hope you enjoy this week’s episode of, The Global Game, brought to you by Uru Sports.Be prepared to learn:How in the world was Gardner was already famous in Japan before playing there? Football IN JAPAN!! What is it like? What is was like to play with Tom Brady on the Patriots? What it’s like to be a free agent player in the NFL? How Gardner communicated with his Japanese teammates who spoke no English? How he went to check out the team in Japan for the free trip not ever thinking he’d play there... what was it that changed his mind?How playing in Japan helps Gardner today?And if you're looking to learn more about playing around the world be sure to join our global sports community full of information, opportunities and amazing connections at urusports.com! 
This week’s guest is Jenna O’Hea, a professional basketball player from Australia. She started off her career playing pro in Australia at the age of 16 and started playing in Internationally at 20. Jenna played in the WNBA for 6 seasons as well as France. She is currently the captain for the Australian women’s basketball team, they are ranked 2 in the world. Find out how Jenna is managing this year’s team and the pandemic halt in the 2021 Olympics. We hope you enjoy this week’s episode of, The Global Game, brought to you by Uru Sports. And if you're looking to learn more about playing around the world be sure to join our global sports community full of information, opportunities and amazing connections at urusports.com!
This week, learn how professional soccer player Haley Kopmeyer almost unintentionally missed her shot at a pro career when she was selected in the fourth round of the NWSL Draft by Seattle Reign FC... Listen to the ins and outs of top-level soccer around the world in places like Japan, England, & Australia, playing alongside world champions like Hope Solo, Alex Morgan, and more.  We loved hearing her wild stories of the intricacies of pro soccer, and the awesome advice she has for future generations wanting to play overseas. Additionally, join Uru Sports our global sports community full of information, opportunities and amazing connections today!
Top athlete, philanthropist, TedTalker, author, global traveler - she's done it all. This week Batouly Camara shares her epic story about playing basketball and creating a legacy through her social initiatives. After finishing 4 years playing college basketball at the University of Connecticut (a top Division I program in the USA), she knew there was more that she could accomplish through her sport. Listen to learn how Batouly was awarded the 2020 ESPY Billie Jean King Award, how she became an author, launched her own nonprofit organization, and became a pro basketball player in Spain.Additionally, join Uru Sports our global sports community full of information, opportunities and amazing connections today!
This week we are extremely excited to have the first ever minority coach for the Great Britain Men’s National Field Hockey Team. Kwan Browne recently retired from playing on the national team for Trinidad and Tobago, where he was the captain for over 15 seasons. Learn how Kwan went from Trinidad to England and how his personality and talents have gifted him the opportunity to play all around the world & create a pipeline of great hockey players from Trinidad getting scholarships at schools in the UK.Additionally, join Uru Sports our global sports community full of information, opportunities and amazing connections today!
This week we are extremely excited to have the newest member of the Slovenia National Team, Jordan Morgan, on The Global Game. Since graduating from Michigan, Jordan has played basketball in 5 different countries, eventually stumbling upon the ability to have dual citizenship in Slovenia. Learn about how his journey overseas began, what basketball gave him, and his motivation to pay it forward.Additionally, join Uru Sports our global sports community full of information, opportunities and amazing connections today!
This week, we’re honored to have Hall of Fame basketball coach Muffet McGraw on The Global Game Podcast to divulge her approach to the world of sports recruiting, traveling, women’s rights, and almost ruining the career of current WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert. Learn about her decision to retire after 33 successful seasons as the head coach for Notre Dame Women’s Basketball. We could have listened to her speak for days, enjoy!  Brought to you by Uru Sports, your global sports community full of information, opportunities and amazing connections. 
Meet our co-host Ainsley McCallister - a field hockey All-American and multi-year captain from the University of Michigan who played pro in England and Australia. While she expected to enjoy her time traveling the world for hockey and surfing the Perth shore, what she didn’t expect were some of the horror stories and realities of what it’s like to be a pro player abroad. Hear her wild international stories, and what drove her to establish Uru Sports on this week’s episode.And join Uru Sports our global sports community full of information, opportunities and amazing connections today!
Meet our co-host Devereaux Peters. As a 3rd WNBA Draft pick, hear from her directly on what it’s like to play professionally in the USA and countries like Russia, Italy, South Korea, Spain, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, and France. Peters goes into the real experience on the professional nomadic lifestyle, how it prepared her for covid-19 quarantine, and the latest in women’s basketball (read: there’s a LOT. Everything from the WNBA Draft coverage, the legendary Coach McGraw retirement, and more). And join Uru Sports our global sports community full of information, opportunities and amazing connections!
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