As a professional golfer I have experienced first hand how tough it is to get to the top and the journey to get there. Along the way I have met a bunch of sportspeople who have made it to the top of their chosen fields.....this podcast is a chat with a few of them about how they did it!
S1E22 Mark Du Plessis
This was one of my more challenging interviews.....purely as I knew very little about the sport of horse racing where this weeks guest Mark Du Plessis plies his trade as a jockey! With 19 group one wins and wins in multiple countries around the world to go with some cool Melbourne Cup stories, it ended up being one of my favourite episodes as I learnt so much about the sport and also now respect jockeys even more! Have a listen and don't forget to share it around. To get your discount golf tees from The Hards Yards sponsor, The Tour Tee, go to www.australiangolfsupplies.com.au and use the code "THY10" on check out!!
S1E21 Dayne Zorko
It is a fantastic story of perseverance and getting back up knock down after knock down. This guy probably sums up, The Hard Yards podcast perfectly. He has made it to the top now though however and is one of the excitement machines of the AFL where he captains the Brisbane Lions. If you have a kid who isn't quite getting selected and needs some inspiration to keep going, have a listen!!
S1E20 Gorden Tallis
The "Raging Bull" Gorden Tallis did it all, captaining the Broncos, the Maroons and the Australian Kangaroos! A glittering career but not without its challenges. We chat life in Townsville as a kid, and his St George debut right through to his current role working with the Titans to grow the game on the Gold Coast. I hope you enjoy episode 20 of The Hard Yards!!!
S1E19 Alex Whetton
This week sees me spend some time with one of the up and coming AFL umpires, Alex Whetton. He may not be a household name or one of the elite sportsman I have had on the show so far but it is a fascinating chat with one of the critical players in our AFL season. Do yourself a favour and listen in to what these guys go through week in week out to try and get everything right in a high pressure atmosphere!! Respect!
S1E18 Hugh McCluggage
He was the number 3 draft pick in the 2016 AFL draft and has since not only cemented himself in the Brisbane Lions side but is an integral part of the premiership push for them this year. It was fantastic to sit down and chat with Hugh, one of the young guns and hear about his journey from a dairy farm to playing AFL footy! Ripping fella!
S1E17 Robert Craddock
One of the most respected cricket and rugby league writers for the Courier Mail as well as host of Cricket Legends and regular on The Back Page on Foxsports Robert Craddock joined me for an amazing chat about his career in sports journalism. Looking at sport from outside the playing field looking in and covering some of the big issues in a transitioning career from print media to the current digital world we live in!! Enjoy!!!
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Love the variety of sport and chat!!
Keep it up Matty.
Hearing Gordie Tallis sharing inspiration on Origin through to AFL players that I don't follow, but found it so interesting to hear their career highlights and insights. A great sportsman having a chat with fellow athletes about the high's and low's. So interesting to listen to. Highly recommened!
Love the in deep chats and the stories👍🏻. There is something for everyone and MG is a great host.