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A monthly podcast by British Fencing, the national governing body in the UK for the Olympic sport of fencing. Our guest hosts join British Fencing insider Sophie, to discuss a range of topics and projects affecting fencers, clubs and supporters in the UK from grassroots to Olympic Games.

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A monthly podcast by British Fencing, the national governing body in the UK for the Olympic sport of fencing. Our guest hosts join British Fencing insider Sophie, to discuss a range of topics and projects affecting fencers, clubs and supporters in the UK from grassroots to Olympic Games.

    Uniting London Youth

    Uniting London Youth

    In episode 6 we meet John Jones from London Youth, and the great coaches from Cray Wanderers Football Club.
    In this episode:
    Why fencing? Find out what the coaches from Cray Wanderers think about fencing and how they deliver it to their community.
    Hear how fencing made a difference to young people, including how fencing has been used to tackle deeper social issues in urban communities.
    Meet the coaches who have developed their skills through apprenticeships, discovering new a new sport with the Core Coach course from British Fencing.
    Learn all about how the partnership with London Youth has changed since it first started years ago.
     
    If you are interested in learning more about the partnerships we create to change young peoples' lives, please contact us at media@britishfencing.com
     

    • 23 min
    Parents in Sports - A Guide to Enjoying the Journey

    Parents in Sports - A Guide to Enjoying the Journey

    Whether you're a parent, a coach, athlete or supporter, the next generation has a role to play in the future of sport. In this episode we talk about creating a positive environment for our young people, giving them the support needed to succeed as people with life skills through sport.
    What does a good sports environment look and sound like?
    How can parents can work with coaches to create a positive environment?
    Find out more about the motivation of 'fun' and why early success may not be the key to a lifelong love of sport
    Discover tips on how to cope with disappointment
    Hear about how elite athletes can inspire the next generation
     
    Sophie talks to Gordon MacLelland about how parents can work with coaches to create a positive environment for the next generation.
    https://www.parentsinsport.co.uk/
     
     
     
     
     

    • 23 min
    Fencing Inspires: The Journey of Marcus Mepstead

    Fencing Inspires: The Journey of Marcus Mepstead

    In Episode 4 of the Be You, Be Different podcast, Sophie chats to New York based GBR Olympic fencer Marcus Mepstead. 
    We talk sports, travel and the inspiration of other sports people like Roger Federer and Dame Kelly Holmes. Find out who inspired Marcus the most, what he has learned from his journey so far, and discover his hopes for the future. #fencinginspires 
    Read More about Marcus here.

    • 18 min
    Money Money Money

    Money Money Money

    Episode 3 of the #BeYouBeDifferent podcast: we're talking about money. How can a sports club raise funds? What would Sean do if he won the lottery? How does British Fencing use your membership and funding to grow our sport? All your questions are answered in interviews with CEO Georgina Usher, Salle Holyrood club fundraiser Jo Cook and Scottish Fencing athlete Mhairi McLaughlin, sponsored by Pulseroll
     
     

    • 42 min
    Developing the Athletes of the Future

    Developing the Athletes of the Future

    Sophie and Sean look at British Fencing's Athlete Development Programme (ADP), aimed at helping fencers aged 15-23 achieve their potential. Insightful interviews with Steve Kemp, British Fencing's Programmes Manager; Rob Cawdron, ADP Project Officer: athletes Alice Campbell and Danielle Lawson and ADP sabre lead coach, Jon Salfield.
     
    Sponsors: pulseroll.com
     
    ADP home page: https://www.britishfencing.com/gbr-fencing/gbr-development-programmes/gbr-athlete-development-programme/

    • 41 min
    Episode 1 - Time To Talk

    Episode 1 - Time To Talk

    In our first episode, Sean and Sophie talk mental health. The 7th of February is Time to Talk Day. We interview Jo Kowalski of social movement Time to Change, Paul Davis of the Paul Davis Fencing Academy and Team GB sabreur JJ Webb for a fascinating insight into mental health in our sport.
    Our sponsor: Maison de Choup https://maisondechoup.co.uk/
    Time to Change: https://www.time-to-change.org.uk/
    Paul Davis Fencing Academy on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/teampdfa
    British Fencing: https://www.britishfencing.com/
     
     

    • 47 min

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