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Sports & Recreation Podcasts

On The Drive Phase, Dalton Myers hosts the best sport-related podcast in the Caribbean. This podcast will definitely give you great insight into sports in the region as well as international issues and trends affecting or contributing to the Caribbean sporting Industry. Several guests including athletes, coaches and sports administrators, as well as business leaders and athlete support personnel, will sit down with us to share their knowledge and experience. We guarantee that each topic and guest will help to give you a better understanding of the various aspects of sports business in the Caribbean.

On The Drive Phase, Dalton Myers hosts the best sport-related podcast in the Caribbean. This podcast will definitely give you great insight into sports in the region as well as international issues and trends affecting or contributing to the Caribbean sporting Industry. Several guests including athletes, coaches and sports administrators, as well as business leaders and athlete support personnel, will sit down with us to share their knowledge and experience. We guarantee that each topic and guest will help to give you a better understanding of the various aspects of sports business in the Caribbean.

Location:

Jamaica

Description:

On The Drive Phase, Dalton Myers hosts the best sport-related podcast in the Caribbean. This podcast will definitely give you great insight into sports in the region as well as international issues and trends affecting or contributing to the Caribbean sporting Industry. Several guests including athletes, coaches and sports administrators, as well as business leaders and athlete support personnel, will sit down with us to share their knowledge and experience. We guarantee that each topic and guest will help to give you a better understanding of the various aspects of sports business in the Caribbean.

Language:

English


Episodes

Producer's Corner: The State of Football - Club, Regional and International

6/16/2021
In the Play of the Day, Producer, Rosheika Grant returns for The Producer’s Corner to discuss “The State of Football: Club, Regional and International”. Guest: Machel Turner, Sport Administrator Football Analyst and Sport Coordinator at the University of Technology, Jamaica In this episode, Machel, Dalton and Rosheika discuss “The State of Football: Club, Regional and International”. They share their views on the recently concluded seasons of top football leagues across the world and the...

Duration:00:45:10

Marita Marshall: Covid-19, Physical Therapy and Return to Sport in the Caribbean

5/10/2021
In this episode, Physiotherapist and Clinical Director at Physiotherapy & Optimal PerformanceServices (POPS) Marita Marshall, discusses Covid-19- Physical Therapy and Return to Sport in the Caribbean. The Barbadian shares her thoughts on the role of physiotherapy in athlete development as we look to the safe return of sport in the region. Marita has served as Physiotherapist for Cricket West Indies women’s team and gives advice to athletes, coaches and officials on ways to ensure they can...

Duration:00:43:45

Fedrick Dacres and Traves Smikle

5/3/2021
In this episode, Olympic Discus throwers Fedrick Dares and Traves Smikle discuss their career as professional athletes. The Jamaicans share their plans for the 2021 season and how they overcome struggles to be at the top of the event. Traves and Fedrick talk about their brotherly bond outside of the ring but their fierce competition over the years. They also speak about: Both Fedrick and Traves share their top three most memorable moments in their career so far as well as their worst...

Duration:01:34:42

Donald Oliver: The voice of sporting history, creating memories

4/20/2021
In the “Play of the Day”, Dalton speaks with Sports Producer and Commentator, Donald Oliver. In this episode, Donald discusses sport journalism and commentary in a changing world. He shares his inspiration for his documentary, “Alia: Darling of the Pool”, the production of the project and his aspiration to produce more documentaries locally. Donald also speaks about: Donald discusses working on major projects including the London 2012 Summer Olympics and the 2014 FIFA World Cup and...

Duration:00:46:43

Shanieka Ricketts: Trust the process - Be patient with yourself

3/30/2021
In the “Play of the Day”, Dalton speaks with World Championship and PanAmerican Triple Jump silver medallist Shanieka Ricketts. In this episode, Shanieka discusses the phases of her career. She explained why she chose to specialise in the triple jump instead of the long jump and the level of discipline that it takes to master her event. Shanieka also speaks about: The 2019 RJRGLEANER Awards Sports Woman of the Year Nominee shared details about her fairytale season in 2019 and how it...

Duration:00:34:46

Producer's Corner: Issues and Opportunities for Women in Sport in the Caribbean

3/22/2021
In this episode, Rosheika is joined by Jamaican distance flag-bearer Aisha Praught-Leer OLY, Media and Communication Specialist Marsha Boyce, Sports Journalist, Karen Madden and Logistics Manager, Dr Carol Long to discuss Issues and Opportunities for Women in Sport in the Caribbean. They share the challenges that female athletes face from adolescence to professional athletes including wage disparity, visibility and sport administration. They also speak about: The ladies also discussed the...

Duration:00:56:14

Stephanie-Dale Yee Sing: Choose To Challenge

3/8/2021
In our International Women's Day Feature, FIFA Assistant Referee, Stephanie-Dale Yee Sing discusses her journey. She described her experience as an assistant referee at the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France. She shares how she got started in refereeing and her decision to choose to become a professional referee over her football career. Stephanie also speaks about: The 2019 recipient of the Chairman's award at the RJRGLEANER National Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Awards also...

Duration:00:48:39

Rovman Powell: Lessons on a Journey to success

2/22/2021
In this episode, Cricket West Indies player and Jamaica Scorpion captain Rovman Powell discusses his recent his cricketing journey including some of his personal highs and lows. He also shares how the pandemic has impacted sports in the region including the teams he has played with since 2020. He speaks about the performance of the Jamaica Scorpions in the 2021 Super50 Cup. Rovman also speaks about: Rovman also speaks his relationship with Floyd Reifer. He also shares what he believes is...

Duration:00:35:55

Aliann Pompey: Athletes' Rights and Voice in Sport

2/15/2021
In the “Play of the Day”, Dalton speaks with president of the PanAm Sports Athlete Commission and Olympian Aliann Pompey. In this episode, Aliann discusses Athletes Rights and Voice in Sports. She explained why she started Aliann Pompey Invitational and the event's progress over the years. She shares how she adjusted to performing at the professional level and her experience at her first appearance at a Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. Aliann also speaks about: The 2002 Commonwealth...

Duration:00:50:28

Producer's Corner: The potential impact of the lack of sporting competition in the Caribbean

2/8/2021
Producer, Rosheika Grant returns for The Producer’s Corner to discuss “How lack of competition is affecting sport in the Caribbean”. In this episode, Dalton and Rosheika discuss How lack of competition is affecting sport in the Caribbean. They share their views on the various issues and challenges in the lack of competition across all sport locally and regionally. The duo also speaks about: Dalton and Rosheika also discussed the opportunities that the pandemic presents for the athletes...

Duration:00:39:23

Ryan O. Brathwaite: Sport for Development in the Caribbean - The Way Forward

2/1/2021
In this episode, Regional Development Manager - Caribbean and Americas, Commonwealth Games Federation, Ryan O. Brathwaite discusses Sport for Development in the Caribbean: The Way Forward. He speaks about the benefits of sport in society in relation to health and wellness, education and development overall. He shares how sport being used as a development tool can reduce Noncommunicable diseases. Ryan also speaks about: Ryan also shared his views on transition of Barbadian athletes from the...

Duration:00:43:35

The 2020 Sport Year in Review

1/11/2021
In this episode, our guest, Sport Commentator, Donald Smith joins host Dalton Myers and producer, Rosheika Grant to discuss “The Year in Review of Sports in 2020”. In this episode, Machel, Dalton and Rosheika discuss their top moments in sports in 2020, the disappointments of the year regionally and internationally and also their expectations and hopes for 2021 in the sporting arena. They discuss the cancellation and postponements of major sporting events in Jamaica as well as regional and...

Duration:01:04:38

Alia Atkinson : "Honest Labour Bears A Lovely Face"

12/22/2020
In this episode, Olympian Alia Atkinson discusses her historical journey in swimming. She speaks about her early interest in sport and her decision to focusing on swimming. She discusses the impact of the pandemic on her mentally and her initial goals for the year. She also shares how her philanthropic efforts which are closely tied to swimming. Alia also speaks about: Alia also discusses the swimmers that she is anticipating from Jamaica to follow in her footsteps. She gives her opinion...

Duration:01:11:24

The Producer's Corner: The state of local and international football

12/15/2020
In this episode, the return of the Producer’s Corner sees Host, Dalton Myers and Producer, Rosheika Grant joined by Football Analyst, Machel Turner to discuss The State of Local and International Football . They share their views on the development of Jamaica’s young footballers as sport administrators deal with the pandemic and the postponement of football locally. They also discuss the route to sustainability for local football clubs and the importance of developing structured youth teams...

Duration:01:01:54

Sasha Sutherland: The Regional Fight Against Doping in Sport

12/7/2020
In this episode, Executive Director of the Caribbean Regional Anti-Doping Organization (RADO), Dr Sasha Sutherland discusses The Fight Against Doping in Sports. She shares her views on the growth of Caribbean Regional Anti-Doping Organization since its establishment 15 years ago in terms of capacity building and its partnerships with Caribbean countries in the implementation of drug control programmes. She also addresses the challenges that the organisation has faced such as travelling...

Duration:01:08:02

Yohan Blake: Working Hard - Building a Legacy

11/16/2020
As we start a new season of The Drive Podcast, we have exciting new segments including “On the Sideline”, “Play of the Day” and “Podcast Pick”. In “On the sideline”, Dalton will be addressing topical issues in the sporting industry. In the “Play of the Day” he speaks with Olympian Yohan Blake. In this episode, our guest, Yohan Blake discusses Blake: The Past, Present and the Future. He speaks about the new club new club, TITANS International, that he is currently training with. He shares...

Duration:00:54:45

Creating a Safe Space: Safeguarding our Children in Sports Part 1

10/5/2020
Creating a Safe Space: Safeguarding our Children in Sports Webinar In this episode, The Drive Phase Media’s Webinar under the theme, “Creating a Safe Space: Safeguarding our Children in Sports” is presented. The webinar was designed to discuss ways stakeholders can contribute to child protection and safeguarding of youth in sports. It aimed to formulate solutions designed to encourage everyone to do their part to keep sport safe. The webinar’s objective is also to assist sport-based...

Duration:01:18:00

Commonwealth Games Federation: Leadership, Culture and Sport - Changing the Game

9/14/2020
In this episode, Commonwealth Games Federation CEO, David Grevemberg discusses Leadership, Culture and Sport - Changing the Game􏰄. He shares his view on the need for diversity/inclusion given the geographical and historical structure of the Commonwealth Games Federation and importance of sports in strengthening the entire Commonwealth. David also speaks about: David also speaks about reparative justice and the importance of protecting and empowering members of the Commonwealth. He added...

Duration:00:42:45

Elaine Thompson Herah: "I really want to retain my double Olympic medals"

8/31/2020
Guest: Elaine Thompson Herah Double Olympic Champion In this episode, Elaine discusses Sprinting Into History. She speaks about her achievement in the 100m and 200m at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio and her mental readiness as she prepared for the Olympic Games after dealing with an injury. Elaine also speaks about: Elaine shares what motivates her and wanting to be a mentor for younger athletes. She also speaks about how she stays focused as she deals with being a public figure...

Duration:00:42:14

Warren Weir: Be yourself, even if people don't like you

8/17/2020
Guest: Warren Weir Olympic Bronze Medallist In this episode, Warren discusses Weirz World: Athlete and entrepreneur. He speaks about his bronze medal placement in Jamaica’s historic 1-2-3 sweep in the 2012 Summer Games 200m final. He shares about his lessons learnt in his first professional season in 2011 and how it impacted his approach to the 2012 season. Warren also speaks about: Other topics discussed are: Connect with Warren: Twitter Instagram YouTube Check out our website:...

Duration:00:47:10