SportSpiel is the players’ podcast. It’s the podcast where star athletes get the chance to share their stories and tell them properly.
Through our in-depth feature interviews our guests get the opportunity to delve into issues they are passionate about and give you an insight into their lives and personalities.
We love sport here at SportSpiel. We love the drama, the inspiration and the twists and turns. We are passionate about bringing you the stories that matter and there is no one better at telling them than the athletes themselves.
Since the podcast began in April 2017 it has evolved into what it is now – all about the athletes. We have been fortunate enough to hear from so many sporting stars including the likes of Elise Christie, Stef Reid and Shona McCallin.
So if you are a sports fan tune in and give us a listen!
“It’s great to have podcasts like this where it’s not just about statistics and results but what sport can do for people” – GB boxer Stacey Copeland
Where to listen to the podcast:
- Player FM
- Google Podcasts
- Radio Public
- Or listen here on the website
The Podcast Presenters
Alasdair Hooper is a journalist currently working as a Sports Content Editor at the Daily Mirror, Daily Express and Daily Star.
Previously he worked as Digital Content Lead for HertsLive. He was also a Multimedia Journalist at EssexLive where he was Highly Commended at the 2018 NCTJ Awards for Excellence.
Alasdair is a former British fencer and is a big sports fan, particularly football and ice hockey.
He is a History and Politics graduate from the University of Dundee and has written for the likes of talkSPORT, Sportsbeat, The Offside Rule, Youth Football Scotland, Scottish Fencing and the Scottish FA.
Follow Alasdair on Twitter – @adjhooper1992
Cricket is Will’s main passion but he follows, and has participated in, a number of sports and has two national cheerleading titles to his name.
He is a passionate advocate for women’s sport and holds a First Class BA Hons in Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity from Durham University.
He has undertaken work experience for The Guardian, LiveWire Sport and All Out Cricket as well as writing for the Women’s Sport Trust.
Follow Will on Twitter – @moulton_will
The Mintridge Foundation
SportSpiel is official partners with The Mintridge Foundation and we have worked on numerous projects together.
The charity was founded by Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year Grassroots winner Alex Wallace and several athlete ambassadors have appeared as interview guests on the show.
We have also collaborated at a number of live events, with plenty more plans in the future.
As a podcast, we passionately believe in the work the charity does and their view that sport is for all.