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