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Staines Rugby's weekly chat, hosted by our Director of Rugby, Nick Allso. Come and have a listen and join in our wonderful, family and community based, sports club.

Staines Rugby's weekly chat, hosted by our Director of Rugby, Nick Allso. Come and have a listen and join in our wonderful, family and community based, sports club.


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Staines Rugby's weekly chat, hosted by our Director of Rugby, Nick Allso. Come and have a listen and join in our wonderful, family and community based, sports club.




SwanCast Episode 48: From Micros to Juniors and beyond...

This week Nick chats with Dave Channon who overseas Staines RFC's Junior, Mini and Micro's sections. . Support the show (


SwanCast Episode 47: It's The Final Countdown

This week Nick is joined by Stevie and Joe from the Staines Senior section to talk about the upcoming return to rugby! Support the show (


SwanCast Episode 46: What a Difference a Year Makes

With lockdown 1 being announced 12 months ago, Nick chats with Staines RFC's Chairman , Steve Leach. They talk about how the club has handled the multiple lockdowns and how the club is now preparing for the future. Support the show (


SwanCast Episode 45: Gender Equality

Celebrating International Womens Day, this week Nick chats with Claudia and Louise (2 members of the Staines RFC Womens' Team) They discuss the topic of gender equality in rugby and their experiences joining Staines RFC. Support the show (


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This week Nick chats to Lou Latter, the current Chair of Rugby Development for Middlesex and the Women and Girls representative on the RFU Council. Nick and Lou reflect on the challenges faced by clubs following the impact of Covid and begin to think about the ways in which clubs will be able to bounce back when rugby returns. Lou also offers an insight into the way in which women's rugby has changed and has developed in recent years. Support the show...


SwanCast Episode 43: Nick meets Nic!

This week Nick chats with ex-Wales and Wasps player and friend of Staines RFC, Nic Evans. Nic shares an insight into her rugby journey and her Lock-down experiences. Support the show (


SwanCast Episode 42: Coaches Becoming Players...

This week Nick is joined by James and PD. Two of Staines RFC's newest recruits. Nick chats to them about their backgrounds as coaches in sports outside of rugby and how their rugby journey has recently begun with Staines. Support the show (


SwanCast Episode 41: The Greatest

This week Nick chats to Raven Chapman, twice national champion boxer, all about what it means to be "The Greatest". Support the show (


SwanCast Episode 40: Hair Glorious Hair

This week Nick chats with Penny France about all things hair care, especially after seeing some of the lockdown hairdos we've seen recently! Support the show (


Episode 39: The Mindful Ninja

This week Nick chats with Sam Saxon, A.K.A The Mindful Ninja. Sam is a mindfulness and emotional well-being coach who works with children and families across Surrey and the local area. The SwanCast is bought to you in partnership with @_blokes In support of #BrewMonday we've also teamed up with @rugbycoffee to promote the importance of conversation over a virtual cuppa. Throughout January, RUGBYCOFFEE will be donating 50p to The Samaritans for every online sale where the code BLOKES10 is...


SwanCast Episode 38: The "First Ladies" of Staines RFC.

This week Nick talks to Sally and Maggie who are the wives of our Chairman, Steve and our Commercial Director, Rony. Nick talks about how the rugby club impacts on family lives and how important their roles are when it comes to supporting their husbands with their jobs at the club. Support the show (


SwanCast Episode 37: New Year, New Bodies...

With our first episode of 2021, Nick chats with Staines RFC's new fitness partners, Resilient Bodies. The James' (James Grosvenor and James Rossow) discuss how their company was created, what they are able to offer Staines RFC and how they are trying to help the community during the Covid lockdowns. Support the show (


SwanCast Episode 36: Powered By Beer (Part One)

This week Nick chats with Luke Raven, Founder of Half Full Beer co and Director of Ilkley Brewery. Wishing all of our listeners a very Happy New Year! Unfortunately, due to technical issues some of this week's podcast were lost. Part 2 will happen soon! Support the show (


Swancast Episode 35: Everything is Better with Bacon

This week is our Festive Special episode. Nick chats with Marcus Talbot, Staines RFC's legendary chef! This week we have less rugby chat and more chat about FOOD! Wishing all of our listeners a very Merry Christmas! Support the show (


SwanCast Episode 34: Ghosts of Staines Future

This week Nick chats to one of Staines' Ghosts of Staines Future, Colts Club captain, Matt Renton. This is the last of our Dickens series looking at the future of Staines RFC. Support the show (


SwanCast Episode 33: Ghosts of Staines Present

This week Nick chats with two of the current Senior playing team. Long time member of Staines Rugby Club, Fraser Young and fellow Senior Squad member, Stew Matthews. This week discussion revolves around what is happening at The Reeves currently, the Return to Rugby initiative and looking forwards towards 2021 and a return to full contact rugby! Support the show (


SwanCast Episode 32: Ghosts of Staines Past

This week Nick talks to Mark Shotton, Sharon Shotton and Howard Weech. Nick talks to this great group of Staines Rugby Club legends and discuss all things to do with Staines Rugby of past times. Support the show (


SwanCast Episode 31: Respect for Yourself Comes First

This week Nick talks to Joeri Peperkamp (Founder of Project Turn-Over Holland, UK and France) and Paul Taylor (Head Coach of Project Turn-Over UK). Nick discusses the amazing work that Project Turn-Over does and the impact it has on the lives of it's participants. At TurnOver, we help young people back on the right path under professional guidance and with the help of sport. With a challenging physical and cognitive program, we prepare them for a safe return to society. Creating a more...


SwanCast Episode 30: There is more than Just Rowing

This week Nick chats with Tom Redfern. Nick chats with Tom about the power of the big 3 schools in producing young elite players. Support the show (


SwanCast Episode 29: When It's You vs You

This week Nick talks to Tom Lindsey, ambassador for blOKes. blOKes is a safe, supportive and non-judgemental environment for men to: -Open up about their mental health -Connect with others -Tell a #MaleTale Support the show (