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Join Jamie in his armchair to interview athletes from The University of Queensland. We'll chat studying, student life and competing at an elite level, all with a side of classic sporty banter.⁠

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Join Jamie in his armchair to interview athletes from The University of Queensland. We'll chat studying, student life and competing at an elite level, all with a side of classic sporty banter.⁠

    Ep 21: World Record Holder & Waterskiier of the Decade Jacinta Carroll

    Ep 21: World Record Holder & Waterskiier of the Decade Jacinta Carroll

    Fly through the air and break a World Record by a whopping 10cm with Competitive Waterskiier and UQ Master of Physiotherapy student Jacinta Carroll.

    Haivng recently added Female Waterskiier of the Decade to her mighty list of accolades (a list including being the first waterskiier to be awarded a UQ Blue, and being named 2017's UQ Sportswoman of the Year), we chat to Jacinta about her incredible work ethic, how she doesn't let fear take over and why her secret Olympic talent fuels her competitive edge.

    Host: Jamie Mitchell
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    Ep 20: Broncos Touch Premiership, Being A Rebel & Inclusion w/ Touch Football Veteran James Sharp

    Ep 20: Broncos Touch Premiership, Being A Rebel & Inclusion w/ Touch Football Veteran James Sharp

    Touch Football Veteran and 2021 UQ Sport Club Administrator of the Year James Sharp relives playing for the Broncos NRL Touch Premiership Team in this episode of The Armchair Fan.

    Find out what it's like running into the cauldron knowing you're being live streamed on Kayo and Fox Sports, why inclusion and fairness is so important to Sharpy and what it means to be a Rebel in this special edition episode.

    Host: Jamie Mitchell
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    Ep 19: Being A Champion Lifesaver, Balancing A Hectic Schedule & College Life with Corbin Zahn

    Ep 19: Being A Champion Lifesaver, Balancing A Hectic Schedule & College Life with Corbin Zahn

    No one's a water baby like Gold Coast born-and-bred Corbin Zahn, Champion Life Saver and Commerce/Economics student at The University of Queensland.

    Corbin explains why elite-level Surf Life Saving is the ultimate combination of speed, fitness and strength, he chats about his family's epic nippers history and how his hectic training schedule fits into College life at St Leo's.

    Host: Jamie Mitchell
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    Ep 18: Being A Paralympian, Breaking World Records & Beating Your Idol with Lakeisha Patterson OAM

    Ep 18: Being A Paralympian, Breaking World Records & Beating Your Idol with Lakeisha Patterson OAM

    Winning gold at the Rio Paralympics, world record swims and tales from an electric home Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. Are you ready to dive into this chat with swimmer and UQ Communication student Lakeisha Patterson?

    We chat what it means to be uniquely abled, how to ignite your fire and keeping fit in COVID-19 times when all pools were closed.

    Host: Jamie Mitchell
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    Ep 17: Sailing The Globe, Being #25 In The World & Chasing Olympic Gold with Thomas Needham

    Ep 17: Sailing The Globe, Being #25 In The World & Chasing Olympic Gold with Thomas Needham

    Jump on board this chat with Australian Sailor & UQ Engineering/Economics student Thomas Needham.

    We hit Thomas with a wave of questions, from how do you recover from a capsize, to what's a sailor's worst weather nightmare. Learn why sailing is a logistical nightmare, and why Thomas has a boat stored in Barcelona for most of the year, in this latest episode.

    Host: Jamie Mitchell
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    Ep 16: Talking Qld Firebirds Retirement, Sexuality & Overcoming Self Doubt with Laura Clemesha

    Ep 16: Talking Qld Firebirds Retirement, Sexuality & Overcoming Self Doubt with Laura Clemesha

    In this epic chat with retired Firebirds defender Laura Clemesha, we cover a mountain of topics, from self doubt and 'playing from the bench' to what it's like announcing your sexuality when you're a public figure.

    We recap Laura's journey with the Birdies that yielded two Trans-Tasman Netball titles and cover her study journey at The University of Queensland that includes earning Class 1 Honours in Arts, and a Master of Organisational Psychology.

    Host: Jamie Mitchell
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I love hearing the stories behind how these students have achieved so much in the sporting world - makes me want to go outside for a run!

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