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Ed Draper, UK-based sports broadcaster, chats to people from the world of sport, health and fitness, business and more.

Sport and Life Ed Draper

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Ed Draper, UK-based sports broadcaster, chats to people from the world of sport, health and fitness, business and more.

    Boxer Johnny Melfah

    Boxer Johnny Melfah

    Gloucester’s Johnny Melfah is a former British title contender who fought some legendary names in boxing including Herol Graham, Chris Eubank and Steve Collins. Despite his prestigious CV, Johnny had to work fulltime for much of his fighting career as a brick layer. Really candid look at the tough financial reality of the sport. Johnny’s a father of seven - four boys, three girls - and talks about the importance of teaching self defence to children.

    • 57 min
    Footballer turned property developer Shane Duff

    Footballer turned property developer Shane Duff

    Former Cheltenham Town and Bradford footballer turned property developer Shane Duff. Shane recently celebrated two years full time in property and has a multi millionaire project coming to the market in Cheltenham currently. He’s also the father of two children under the age of 3. Good chat on using the resilient psychology Shane developed in becoming a footballer to facing fears and calculating risk in his new career.

    • 51 min
    Former UFC fighter Mark Weir

    Former UFC fighter Mark Weir

    Mark Weir, ‘The Wizard’, from Gloucester, won world titles in Tae Kwon Do before moving on to mixed martial arts and playing an instrumental role in bringing the UFC to the UK 🇬🇧. Mark also fought in the WEC, PRIDE, Cage Rage and more. He’s a qualified engineer, but since retiring in 2014 ( aged 45) he’s focussed on coaching combat sports in Gloucester. Mark also talks about growing up in a Jamaican household in rural England in the 1970s.

    • 59 min
    Nick Gazzard ( father of murdered Hollie Gazzard)

    Nick Gazzard ( father of murdered Hollie Gazzard)

    Nick set up the Hollie Gazzard Trust In memory of his daughter who was murdered at the age of 20. The Trust is aimed at helping young people in numerous ways from reducing domestic abuse, teenage dating violence and knife crime. Nick is a former Cheltenham Town footballer and the club has adopted The Hollie Gazzard Trust as its official charity this season. On February 15 the club is hosting a special day to promote the Trust at the match versus Leyton Orient.

    • 52 min
    Men’s Health

    Men’s Health

    Sat down with Fitness expert James Golden and Anthony Astbury from The Wholeman Academy to talk about men’s health. Talking on a raft of topics including exercise, the importance of socialising, sleep, fatherhood, daylight work stress, anxiety, stepping away from digital devices and much more. We’re hosting an event this Saturday January 11, 9AM at Daylesford Organic Farm ( in the Cotswolds) to discuss these matters further in a relaxed setting. Tickets can be purchased on the Daylesford website.

    • 53 min
    Adventurer Tim Treloar

    Adventurer Tim Treloar

    Tim Treloar is a survival expert who teachers Outdoor Adventure at Hartpury College. He also teaches survival privately - @ttadventuresltd.com - and runs ultramarathons in extreme conditions in his spare time. Tim has also worked on TV shows with Bear Grylls.

    • 58 min

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