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Masterminds delves into the world of elite sports. Interviewing some of the top names in high performance, from managers, coaches, sports psychologists, owners and chairman of professional teams.

Anthony Hudson is a football manager, having managed the Colorado Rapids in Major League Soccer, the New Zealand National Team, the Bahrain National Team, Newport County, and Tottenham Hotspur (coach).

He was the youngest ever manager at the 2017 Confederations Cup in Russia, the youngest head coach in Colorado Rapids history and one of the youngest to obtain his UEFA Pro License. He was also the youngest international manager (at the time) when managing Bahrain at 32 years of age.

FIFA CONFEDERATIONS CUP - QUALIFICATION
OFC NATIONS CUP - CHAMPIONS
ASIAN CUP - QUALIFICATION
WAFF CHAMPIONSHIP - BRONZE MEDAL
GULF CUP - CHAMPIONS
GULF CUP - SILVER MEDAL
USL 2ND DIVISION - PLAY OFFS

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Masterminds delves into the world of elite sports. Interviewing some of the top names in high performance, from managers, coaches, sports psychologists, owners and chairman of professional teams.

Anthony Hudson is a football manager, having managed the Colorado Rapids in Major League Soccer, the New Zealand National Team, the Bahrain National Team, Newport County, and Tottenham Hotspur (coach).

He was the youngest ever manager at the 2017 Confederations Cup in Russia, the youngest head coach in Colorado Rapids history and one of the youngest to obtain his UEFA Pro License. He was also the youngest international manager (at the time) when managing Bahrain at 32 years of age.

FIFA CONFEDERATIONS CUP - QUALIFICATION
OFC NATIONS CUP - CHAMPIONS
ASIAN CUP - QUALIFICATION
WAFF CHAMPIONSHIP - BRONZE MEDAL
GULF CUP - CHAMPIONS
GULF CUP - SILVER MEDAL
USL 2ND DIVISION - PLAY OFFS

    Sir John Kirwan - Fear, anxiety and mental health in elite sports

    Sir John Kirwan - Fear, anxiety and mental health in elite sports

    Sir John Kirwan is a former All Black and Head Coach. He played for New Zealand for over a decade, and was one of the highest scorers in international rugby union history. He was part of the New Zealand team that won the first Rugby World Cup in 1987. He is the former head coach of the Auckland Blues in Super Rugby, and the Japan and Italy national teams. Since his playing days, he has opened up to New Zealand and shared his personal story of depression, resilience and hope. His journey has led him to an active involvement with mental health awareness campaigns in New Zealand where he speaks openly about his battle. JK is passionate about mental health within sport and also putting an end to suicide, he helps thousands of people and students each year.

    • 50 min
    Alan Hudson - Football Always Wins

    Alan Hudson - Football Always Wins

    Alan Hudson was one of the true greats, a footballing maverick. George Best said ‘he was the finest player of his generation.’ German International, and current World champion Gunter Netzer, said after they played, ‘where have England been hiding this player?’
    The original rebellious Kings Road kid burst onto the football scene at a time that London was truly swinging. Alan Hudson's career was one long roller-coaster ride and was marked by clashes with the establishment and the authorities. His was a rags to riches and back again story, the highs saw him winning European trophies and playing for his country and the lows include a hit and run incident that put him in a coma for 59 days. Alan truly believes the 'accident' was actually an attempt on his life.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    John Cross - Journalist-Manager Relationship

    John Cross - Journalist-Manager Relationship

    John is the Chief Football writer for the Daily Mirror, having worked with the paper for over 20 years. He is also the author of 'Arsene Wenger - The Inside Story of Arsenal Under Arsene Wenger'. The book is claimed to be the most comprehensive biography on Arsene Wenger ever published.

    John started his career working for the Islington Gazette, and it was there that he began to develop his unrivalled contacts at Arsenal. Since 1999 he has been working for the Daily Mirror, where he is the paper's Chief Football Writer and the lead reporter on the club.

    • 55 min
    Stuart Lancaster - Leading the Elite

    Stuart Lancaster - Leading the Elite

    Stuart has worked at the highest level of International Sport. He was appointed to the role of England Head Coach in 2011 and led the team through four Six Nations campaigns and a Rugby World Cup in 2015.
    He is a former Leeds Tykes player and played representative rugby with Scotland at age grade level.
    Having been forced to retire due to injury at the age of 30, the qualified teacher moved into coaching and had roles with the Leeds Academy and Leeds Carnegie before being appointed as the RFU’s Head of Elite Player Development in 2008 which included coaching the England Saxons. He then became Head Coach of England Rugby.
    Prior to joining Leinster Rugby as Senior Coach in September 2016, Lancaster had short term roles with the Atlanta Falcons, with British Cycling’s world-class performance programme, with the English FA and with Counties Manukau in the Mitre 10 Cup in New Zealand.

    • 37 min
    Darragh MacAnthony - Being a Football Club Chairman

    Darragh MacAnthony - Being a Football Club Chairman

    Darragh MacAnthony is Currently Owner/Chairman of Peterborough United FC, Owner of multiple successful businesses around the world, Father of 3/Married. Darragh was Raised in Marbella Spain, Fired from his first Real Estate Job at 23/Opened his first Real Estate Business at the age of 23 with the last £4k to his name, Built it into the Biggest Overseas Real Estate Operation with 90 offices In 20 countries which at once stage employed over 2000 Sales & Marketing Staff around the world turning over £100 million per annum and did this inside of 7 years. Darragh launched a TV station, Bought a Football Club at 29, wrote a best selling book on Owning the football club and Made the Sunday Times Rich List twice by the age of 30. The 2008 crisis was a defining moment in his life leading to him residing in the USA.

    • 56 min
    Tom Bates - Optimistic Leadership

    Tom Bates - Optimistic Leadership

    Tom Bates is a Peak Performance Psychologist working at the elite level of professional sport. He’s a UEFA A license coach, author and a speaker. His main work is with English Premier league and Championship teams and players.

    His work has extended into other professional sports working with GB Basketball, Swimming, Boxing, Rugby, Golf and Fencing. During the summer Olympic games of 2012 he worked with select Team GB athletes to maximise performance under pressure, engaging and applying Peak Performance principles based on the Science of Psychology.

    • 41 min

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