Episode 21: Giselle Ansley

Alasdair Hooper and Will Moulton bring you episode 21 of SportSpiel.

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In our first segment we discuss:

  • England’s dismal display against New Zealand in their first test (2:24)
  • Manchester United’s decision to finally launch a women’s team (8:45)
  • Gareth Southgate’s comments on racist abuse suffered by England national sides on social media (15:30)
  • Our outstanding display award (20:05)
  • Our feel good story award (21:34)

Our feature interview segment in this episode is with Olympic gold medalist and England hockey star Giselle Ansley (23:47).

With the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games rapidly approaching Giselle takes us through England’s preparation and what they hope to achieve in Australia, including settling a score from the 2014 Games.

She also tells us about her decision between becoming a professional hockey player or a cricket player, how an application to the Great British Bake Off didn’t quite come off and how the sport of hockey – and women’s sport – has grown since Britain won gold at Rio 2016.

Image credit: with thanks to England Hockey

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