Sports & Recreation Podcasts

The Players' Podcast - including feature interviews from the stars of sport | Hosted by Alasdair Hooper and Will Moulton | Get in touch at Visit our website: Follow us on social media @sportspielpod

The Players' Podcast - including feature interviews from the stars of sport | Hosted by Alasdair Hooper and Will Moulton | Get in touch at Visit our website: Follow us on social media @sportspielpod


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The Players' Podcast - including feature interviews from the stars of sport | Hosted by Alasdair Hooper and Will Moulton | Get in touch at Visit our website: Follow us on social media @sportspielpod






Fil Kamps: 'Dream big, work hard, stay humble'

Deaf footballer Fil Kamps has had quite the career. He’s competed for Great Britain at the World Cup, the Deaflympics ( and he is also a British Deaf Football Cup, English Deaf Football Cup and English Deaf Football League winner. That’s a lot of success to enjoy, and to be proud of, for the now 27-year-old. Turning out for his country in particular – a dream he had held ever since he was a boy - is a particular highlight. But the journey to...


Georgina Roberts and George Furbank: Time to Talk Day

Alasdair Hooper and Will Moulton host a special episode of SportSpiel all about Time to Talk Day. Joining the show to mark the day - held on February 4 - are British Olympic trap shooter Georgina Roberts ( as well as England and Northampton Saints rugby star George Furbank ( . Brought to you in association with The...


George Furbank: Covid, England and the power of sport

Alasdair Hooper hosts the first SportSpiel episode of 2021 with Northampton Saints and England full-back George Furbank. The last 12 months have been quite the ride for the 24-year-old. Just under a year ago - January 20, 2020 to be exact – he received his first call up to the England squad ( for the Six Nations before making his debut against France for Eddie Jones’ side. After that rapid rise to the international setup he has become one of...


SportSpiel Review of the Year 2020

Alasdair Hooper and Will Moulton host SportSpiel's Review of the Year 2020. The past 12 months have proven to be a year like no other - as major sporting events were cancelled and our lives were completely altered - but one constant has been the enjoyment of sport in our lives. For many of us it has kept us going and there have still been some fantastic highlights to look back on this year, despite the pandemic's unpredictability. In this episode Alasdair and Will look back on the year in...


Emily Defroand and Tess Howard: Making the most of 2020

Will Moulton hosts the latest episode of SportSpiel with GB Hockey stars Emily Defroand and Tess Howard. Like many athletes both Emily and Tess were gearing up towards Tokyo 2020, along with the rest of the GB Hockey team ( - a competition that would be the pinnacle of their careers. Of course, the global pandemic had other ideas with the Olympic Games ( postponed until next year. But...


Changing Lives FC: The UK’s first migrant football team

Changing Lives FC are a football team with a story. Every training session, and during every game, you can hear around a dozen different languages – that’s because each member of the squad is a migrant, refugee or asylum seeker. All of them have fled war, terror or they are in desperate search for a better life. They are all young men who would be extremely vulnerable if left to fend for themselves. Joining us on this podcast is their manager David Simmons, a PE teacher living in Harlow, in...


Caroline Kings and Jo Wimble-Groves: We are Girls in Sport

Will Moulton hosts this episode of SportSpiel with We are Girls in Sport ( founders Caroline Kings and Jo Wimble-Groves. The pair have an identical vision on the importance of sport to girls and that was how We are Girls in Sport was born in early 2020. The global movement looks to share the stories and remarkable achievements of girls and women in every sport you could possibly imagine. Put simply, you have to seem them to be them and through that ethos We...


The Women's Football Diary: Remi Allen

Will Moulton hosts this latest episode of The Women's Football Diary with Leicester City midfielder Remi Allen ( . In her third appearance on the podcast Remi reflects on the last few months as she returned to Leicester City 10 years after leaving the club where she first came through. Much has changed since then as Leicester are now a full-time professional outfit after being taken over by King Power and coming under the same banner as the men....


The Women's Football Diary: Anita Asante

Alasdair Hooper hosts the latest episode of The Women's Football Diary with Aston Villa defender Anita Asante. The England international, and former Arsenal and Chelsea player, is one of the most successful players around but her journey has coincided with plenty of personal realisations along the way. Right now she is homing in on the norm, or rather society’s perception of what is normal. That ranges from body image to the current situation around the Black Lives Matter movement and is why...


Body image in women's sport with Kate Richardson-Walsh, Justine Lucas and Zoe Harrison

Alasdair Hooper and Will Moulton host a special discussion episode on body image in women's sport, in association with The Mintridge Foundation ( and Limitless ( . Joining us to pick apart the issue and share their own experiences are Olympic gold medal-winning Great Britain hockey captain Kate Richardson-Walsh as well as England Rugby internationals Justine Lucas and Zoe Harrison. Body image is an...


The Women's Football Diary: Maz Pacheco

Alasdair Hooper hosts the fourth episode of The Women's Football Diary with West Ham United defender Maz Pacheco. The USA scholarship system has long been a huge draw for promising women’s footballers in this country – but Pacheco did things her own way. Eleven days after signing for West Ham in the summer, the left-back graduated from Sheffield University with a law degree. That was the culmination of three years of incredibly hard work. A law degree is no easy feat anyway but it was made...


The Women’s Football Diary: Ella Masar

Alasdair Hooper hosts the third episode of The Women's Football Diary with former Wolfsburg, PSG and FC Rosengard forward Ella Masar. Masar is currently on one of the biggest journeys of her life right now as she currently gets to grips with being a mum for the very first time alongside her partner, Real Madrid defender Babett Peter. Their son was born earlier in September and, just as with any new parents, it is sure to be challenge particularly with the small matter of a global pandemic...


The Women's Football Diary: Deanna Cooper

Alasdair Hooper hosts the second episode of The Women's Football Diary with Reading and former Chelsea defender Deanna Cooper. In the podcast, Cooper reflects on her journey in football from being a 'nobody' in football to becoming the surprise package of the WSL Spring Series for Chelsea. But after that high came a devastating ACL injury which ruled her out for a majority of the following season - and it proved difficult to break back into the Blues' starting XI. Now with her new side,...


The Women's Football Diary: Helen Ward

Alasdair Hooper hosts the first episode of The Women's Football Diary with Wales' record goalscorer Helen Ward ( . In an open conversation the Watford captain tells us about her career, including the biggest challenge of them all - motherhood. The 34-year-old is a mum of two and also explains just how tough it was to get back to playing after becoming a mum in the first place. Ward also tells us about life in...


Rhona Lloyd and Sarah Bonar: The women who sport

Will Moulton hosts this latest episode of SportSpiel ( with Scotland Rugby stars Rhona Lloyd and Sarah Bonar. Alongside their exploits in rugby the duo are also known for hosting the Women Who Sport ( podcast, designed to raise the platform and showcase the journeys of talented women in sport. In this episode the pair take us through their sport and what makes it truly inclusive for everyone regardless of their body size as well as...


Alice Dearing: Being Britain’s black swimmer

Open water swimmer Alice Dearing is often asked the same questions about being the black swimmer from Britain. According to figures from Sport England, 95% of black adults and 80% of black children in England do not swim. Meanwhile just 1% of registered competitive swimmers with Swim England identify as black or mixed race. Those numbers mean that 23-year-old Alice has essentially become the poster girl for black swimming. It’s a role she takes in her stride. She co-founded the Black...


Olivia Breen: From the lowest low to world champion

When you ask Livvy Breen what her biggest challenge has been the answer is almost like a reflex - Rio 2016 Going into those Paralympic Games, Livvy was one of the breakout stars to watch but things didn’t exactly go to plan. Yet from that lowest low came her highest high. The Rio experience led to her changing coach, changing her training location and essentially changing her life. 10 months later she became World Champion. These days Livvy is one of the most recognisable British athletes...


Dan Cole: The 28NotOut Mental Health Panel

This weekend's episode of SportSpiel is a little bit different - but arguably one of our most important shows. On July 10 we hosted a live panel ( organised by our wonderful charity partners The Mintridge Foundation ( as part of their 28NotOut campaign – all about Mental Health and sport. The event was held to raise money for the Max Hunter fund...


Patrick Foster: The brutal reality of a gambling addiction

Alasdair Hooper and Will Moulton host this special episode with former cricketer Patrick Foster as part of The Mintridge Foundation’s #28NotOut ( – raising money for the Max Hunter Fund ( . This is one of the most eye-opening and honest accounts we have ever hosted on this podcast as Patrick takes us through his journey with a severe...


Gráinne Walsh: How Katie Taylor changed her dreams

Katie Taylor needs no introduction to sports fans. The two-weight World Champion is a boxing pioneer, transcends her sport in ways few can match and has inspired thousands of people. One of those thousands was a 16-year-old Shamrock Rovers footballer who dreamt of playing for Arsenal - Gráinne Walsh. After meeting Taylor, the now 24-year-old was inspired to take up the sport and, just four years later, they were competing on the same team as each other. It's the perfect example of how a role...