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Cleats Off is the show that brings you closer to the game you love. Hosted by Liz Bhandari (the founder of NFLGirlUK.com), each episode features a new story in American Football by interviewing players, legends, coaches, media personalities and more.

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Cleats Off is the show that brings you closer to the game you love. Hosted by Liz Bhandari (the founder of NFLGirlUK.com), each episode features a new story in American Football by interviewing players, legends, coaches, media personalities and more.

    Hannah Wilkes, Presenter of Overtime on Sky Sports NFL

    Hannah Wilkes, Presenter of Overtime on Sky Sports NFL

    In this episode of Cleats Off, Liz Bhandari speaks to Hannah Wilkes, presenter of Overtime on Sky Sports NFL which you can catch at 9pm every Tuesday. Hannah has a strong background in journalism and sports broadcasting and works for Sky Sports and Talk Sport. Not only is she a regular on our screens talking about the game, but she’s fallen for the sport the same way we all have…

    Liz and Hannah discuss…
    •Pursuing a career in sports journalism
    •Her passion for sports and choosing her NFL team
    •Her new show Overtime on Sky Sports NFL
    •Plus being in the studio with the likes of Neil Reynolds, Jeff Reinebold, Rob Ryan and more.

    // About The Cleats Off Podcast //
    Cleats Off is the show that brings you closer to the game you love. Hosted by Liz Bhandari, each episode features a new story in American Football by interviewing players, legends, coaches, media personalities and more.

    // About your host, Liz Bhandari //
    Liz Bhandari is an American Football writer and podcaster. She founded the NFLGirlUK.com blog in 2014 and is an active member of the NFL UK Community. She is the creator behind the weekly ‘NFLUKChat’ hour on Twitter, and is the event organiser behind ‘NFLUKFanMeetUp’. As well as hosting Cleats Off, Liz is also a co-host of End Zone Scoop, the UK’s only all-female cast discussing the sport.

    // Recommended Resources //
    Follow Liz via @NFLGirlUK on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube, and visit her blog at www.nflgirluk.com
    Follow Hannah at @hannahjwilkes on both Twitter and Instagram.

    • 25 min
    Jen Welter, the NFL's first female coach

    Jen Welter, the NFL's first female coach

    In this episode of Cleats Off, Liz Bhandari speaks to Dr Jen Welter, a woman of many firsts, and both a pioneer and trailblazer for women in professional football. She was the first female coach in the NFL, having joined the Arizona Cardinals as line backers coach. She was the first female to play in a men’s professional football league where she played running back. AND She even has two gold medals having played for Team USA.

    Liz and Jen discuss…
    •her career journey so far
    •the amazing memories along the way
    •developing a winning mindset
    •her children’s book series on coronavirus

    // About The Cleats Off Podcast //
    Cleats Off is the show that brings you closer to the game you love. Hosted by Liz Bhandari, each episode features a new story in American Football by interviewing players, legends, coaches, media personalities and more.

    // About your host, Liz Bhandari //
    Liz Bhandari is a blogger and podcaster. She founded NFLGirlUK.com in 2014 and is an active member of the NFL UK Community. She is the creator behind the weekly ‘NFLUKChat’ hour on Twitter, and is the event organiser behind ‘NFLUKFanMeetUp’.

    // Recommended Resources //
    Follow Liz via @NFLGirlUK on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube, and visit her blog at www.nflgirluk.com
    Follow Jen at @jwelter47 on both Twitter and Instagram.
    Don’t forget to check out ‘Play Big: Lessons in Being Limitless from the First Woman to Coach in the NFL’ and her Critter Fitter series of children’s books. All are available on Amazon for delivery anywhere around the world.

    • 44 min
    Maria Gigante, Vice President of Events at NFL UK

    Maria Gigante, Vice President of Events at NFL UK

    In this episode of Cleats Off, Liz Bhandari speaks to Maria Gigante, Vice President of Events at NFL UK. Maria has been with the NFL for 27 seasons, managing the likes of the Super Bowl, International Games and more.

    Liz and Maria discuss…
    •What goes in to organising the London games
    •The biggest challenges faced
    •The future of the international series
    •Her favourite career moments

    // About The Cleats Off Podcast //
    Cleats Off is the show that brings you closer to the game you love. Hosted by Liz Bhandari, each episode features a new story in American Football by interviewing players, legends, coaches, media personalities and more.

    // About your host, Liz Bhandari //
    Liz Bhandari is a blogger and podcaster. She founded NFLGirlUK.com in 2014 and is an active member of the NFL UK Community. She is the creator behind the weekly ‘NFLUKChat’ hour on Twitter, and is the event organiser behind ‘NFLUKFanMeetUp’.

    // Recommended Resources //
    Follow Liz via @NFLGirlUK on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube, and visit her blog at www.nflgirluk.com

    • 21 min
    Matthew Sherry, founder of Gridiron Magazine

    Matthew Sherry, founder of Gridiron Magazine

    In this episode of Cleats Off, Liz Bhandari speaks to Matthew Sherry, the founder and editor of Gridiron, the UK's only NFL magazine. Over the course of his journalistic career, Matthew has reported on a wide variety of major sporting events, including the Olympic Games, the Ashes, Premier League football and, of course, the NFL.

    Liz and Matthew discuss:
    •His passion for American Football and how it all started
    •The inspiration and motivation behind creating Gridiron Magazine and the journey it’s taken him on.
    •And of course, his new book ‘Any Given Sunday: The NFL's Epic 100-Year History in 20 Games’.

    // About The Cleats Off Podcast //
    Cleats Off is the show that brings you closer to the game you love. Hosted by Liz Bhandari, each episode features a new story in American Football by interviewing players, legends, coaches, media personalities and more.

    // About your host, Liz Bhandari //
    Liz Bhandari is a blogger and podcaster. She founded NFLGirlUK.com in 2014 and is an active member of the NFL UK Community. She is the creator behind the weekly ‘NFLUKChat’ hour on Twitter, and is the event organiser behind ‘NFLUKFanMeetUp’.

    // Recommended Resources //
    Follow Liz via @NFLGirlUK on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube, and visit her blog at www.nflgirluk.com
    Follow Matthew on Twitter @MatthewGridiron and for all things Gridiron Magazine, head to www.gridiron-magazine.com where you’ll find more information on his new book Any Given Sunday.

    • 42 min
    Coach Quincy Avery, President of Quarterback Takeover

    Coach Quincy Avery, President of Quarterback Takeover

    In this episode of Cleats Off, Liz Bhandari speaks to the legendary quarterback trainer Quincy Avery. Coach Avery is the guru behind QB Takeover, America’s elite quarterback training program, which is designed to give young athletes the mental toughness needed to lead a team, the skills necessary to execute and the mindset to make the right calls when the game is on the line.

    Liz and Quincy discuss…
    •His journey to this moment, the hurdles faced and how he kept on track to his dream.
    •Setting the course for some of the game’s best quarterbacks, and the qualities needed for success.
    •Being not just a coach but a big brother, and the journeys this has led him on.

    // About The Cleats Off Podcast //
    Cleats Off is the show that brings you closer to the game you love. Hosted by Liz Bhandari, each episode features a new story in American Football by interviewing players, legends, coaches, media personalities and more.

    // About your host, Liz Bhandari //
    Liz Bhandari is a blogger and podcaster. She founded NFLGirlUK.com in 2014 and is an active member of the NFL UK Community. She is the creator behind the weekly ‘NFLUKChat’ hour on Twitter, and is the event organiser behind ‘NFLUKFanMeetUp’.

    // Recommended Resources //
    Follow Liz via @NFLGirlUK on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube, and visit her blog at www.nflgirluk.com
    Follow Quincy on Instagram at @quincyavery and at quincy_avery on Twitter. And of course, you can learn more about his work at QBtakeover.com

    • 14 min
    Phoebe Schecter, former Bills coach and Team GB captain

    Phoebe Schecter, former Bills coach and Team GB captain

    In this episode of Cleats Off, Liz Bhandari speaks to Phoebe Schecter, former Buffalo Bills coach, Great Britain American Football captain, and Managing Director of The UK Dukes.

    Liz and Phoebe discuss…
    •NFL’s flag football partnership with the 2022 World Games
    •How it feels to be an ambassador for ‘Female in Flag’ and named a trailblazer alongside other incredible names.
    •Plus more on illustrated Children’s book ‘Eden and The Dukes’ about flag football with a female lead character.

    // About The Cleats Off Podcast //
    Cleats Off is the show that brings you closer to the game you love. Hosted by Liz Bhandari, each episode features a new story in American Football by interviewing players, legends, coaches, media personalities and more.

    // About your host, Liz Bhandari //
    Liz Bhandari is a blogger and podcaster. She founded NFLGirlUK.com in 2014 and is an active member of the NFL UK Community. She is the creator behind the weekly ‘NFLUKChat’ hour on Twitter, and is the event organiser behind ‘NFLUKFanMeetUp’.

    // Recommended Resources //
    Follow Liz via @NFLGirlUK on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube, and visit her blog at www.nflgirluk.com
    Follow Phoebe on Twitter (https://twitter.com/PhoebeS_PT) Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/phoebe_schecter/)
    Learn more about The UK Dukes, and their crowdfunding at https://uk.gofundme.com/f/eden-and-the-dukes

    • 17 min

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