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107: Colin Lewin on the evolution of the support team in football

107: Colin Lewin on the evolution of the support team in football

September 20, 2022

This week's guest is Colin Lewin 

Colin was Arsenal Football Club’s physiotherapist from 2005 to 2018 - making that 22 years of front line medical support in elite football. Acting both as a physio and later as Head of Medical Services, Colin oversaw the creation of Arsenal’s outstanding purpose-built medical facilities in 2012 the £17 million player performance centre and implementing the Research & Development arm to the medical team.

Colin now runs the Lewin Clinic in Essex with and consults with a number of football, NBA, NHL, NFL, Major League Baseball teams.

Colin has such depth of experience and has seen a radical re-development of support teams in football, under the guidance of one of the pioneers in the game Arsene Wenger. This came out in our conversation with real perspective that I think is necessary not only as club’s grow and get caught in a performance science and medicine arms race but also balancing the need to actually do impactful work (not just do what a player or coach fancies doing). This is typified by the growth of independent player support teams. 

I’ve always enjoyed conversations with Colin, he has a relaxed down-to-earth approach, that is so easy to imagine gelling with an elite team. His grounded self-awareness comes through this conversation, being prepared to just say, “I don’t know” but equally with a strength of opinion where he sees support teams misfiring. With that you’ll hear his wealth of wisdom and passion to make the game of football better.

Follow Colin on Twitter and check out his website when you need a brilliant sports physio;

https://twitter.com/LewinPhysio

https://www.lewinclinic.co.uk/

 

Hi, I'm Steve Ingham Sports and Performance Scientist co-founder at Supporting Champions. I have the privilege of supporting over 1000 athletes of which over 200 have gone on to win World or Olympic medals. For the last 25 years I've been fascinated by, researched and applied innovative ideas to help people succeed  and now I want to share those performance strategies with you. 

I help aspiring and professional Performance Science and Support Staff improve their skills, experience and mindset for working with sports performers through a range of online courses and an exclusive community hub https://www.supportingchampions.co.uk/onlinecourse

If you're working in sports performance or business and want to get support to develop your team and systems - take a look at what I offer here - https://www.supportingchampions.co.uk/speaking/

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106: Abbie Eaton on women’s motor racing, injury and pushing boundaries

106: Abbie Eaton on women’s motor racing, injury and pushing boundaries

September 7, 2022

Abbie Eaton is a racing driver having competed in a range of Series’ including the Mazda supercup, Super 2 series, 2 x British Champion and notably in the W series. She is also a test driver on the series The Grand tour. In this discussion Abbie talks about carving out a career as a woman in a male dominated sport, she shares her drive, personal ambitions to not only compete but to manage everything, from sponsors, to training, recovering from serious injury, to earning an income away from racing as a driving coach. This really encapsulates where the women’s sport is at the moment with top talent having to cope themselves, make things work as best they can, while staying competitive.

For me this is an insight into the mind and pursuit of a pioneer. I listen to many of the lionesses recently thank all of the women who grafted to make their current rise in popularity possible and I think of people like Abbie - making it happen for herself but also taking the sport forward.

 

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and twitter https://twitter.com/AbbieEaton44 and take a look at her website https://www.abbieeaton.com/

 

Hi, I'm Steve Ingham Sports and Performance Scientist co-founder at Supporting Champions. I have the privilege of supporting over 1000 athletes of which over 200 have gone on to win World or Olympic medals. For the last 25 years I've been fascinated by, researched and applied innovative ideas to help people succeed  and now I want to share those performance strategies with you. 

 

I help aspiring and professional Performance Science and Support Staff improve their skills, experience and mindset for working with sports performers through a range of online courses and an exclusive community hub https://www.supportingchampions.co.uk/onlinecourse

 

If you're working in sports performance or business and want to get support to develop your team and systems - take a look at what I offer here - https://www.supportingchampions.co.uk/speaking/

 

Listen to the podcast https://www.supportingchampions.co.uk/category/podcast/

 

Links

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https://www.tiktok.com/@supportingchampions

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https://www.instagram.com/supportingchampions/

105: David Joyce on decision making

105: David Joyce on decision making

August 24, 2022

This weeks guest is David Joyce.

David is a physiotherapist by trade but over the last decade or so David has carved himself out as a strategic thinker, advisor, and developer of teams and leaders. He has learned his craft at the cold face in numerous systems based in Europe and Asia as a practitioner but his curiosity has led him to undertake some fascinating research in the area of strategic decision-making. And from this basis he has developed some real critical insights, informed by breadth of reading, discovery and application about how we make decisions. He now advises sports and businesses around the world through his own consultancy.

David' is a super shrewd thinker who stretched my own thinking - so I learned loads in this conversation.

To many of you though David is the coeditor of The book high-performance training for sports and I'm just acknowledging that now because it's worth bearing that in mind as you listen to the discussion, because David is still embedded in high-performance yet he has followed his interests, spread his wings and developed a unique set of skills and insights that he is applying well beyond sport.

 

Hi, I'm Steve Ingham Sports and Performance Scientist co-founder at Supporting Champions. I have the privilege of supporting over 1000 athletes of which over 200 have gone on to win World or Olympic medals. For the last 25 years I've been fascinated by, researched and applied innovative ideas to help people succeed and now I want to share those performance strategies with you.

I help aspiring and professional Performance Science and Support Staff improve their skills, experience and mindset for working with sports performers through a range of online courses and an exclusive community hub https://www.supportingchampions.co.uk/onlinecourse If you're working in sports performance or business and want to get support to develop your team and systems - take a look at what I offer here - https://www.supportingchampions.co.uk/speaking/

 

Links for David

Follow David on Twitter https://twitter.com/davidgjoyce

 

Links

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104: David Dunne on behaviour change and technology

104: David Dunne on behaviour change and technology

August 10, 2022

This week’s episode is with Dr David Dunne.

I mentioned a few weeks ago in the reboot episode that I will continue to speak to scientists, applied practitioners, coaches and athletes and those outside of sport. But I also flagged that I want to speak with entrepreneurs and consultants, people who’ve created businesses or are consulting for their income.

David is one such person. He is a doctoral  at Liverpool John Moores in the area of how behaviour influences carbohydrate intake. He has done something quite interesting and I would say inspiring too. He’s taken that research and applied AI technology to form a digital application that helps athletes and nutritionists to optimise energy intake (HEXIS).

As much as the application, I was fascinated to talk to David about his applied experiences as well as the road into start-ups, investment, product development and ultimately creating value for people.

 

Hi, I'm Steve Ingham Sports and Performance Scientist co-founder at Supporting Champions. I have the privilege of supporting over 1000 athletes of which over 200 have gone on to win World or Olympic medals. For the last 25 years I've been fascinated by, researched and applied innovative ideas to help people succeed and now I want to share those performance strategies with you.

I help aspiring and professional Performance Science and Support Staff improve their skills, experience and mindset for working with sports performers through a range of online courses and an exclusive community hub https://www.supportingchampions.co.uk/onlinecourse

 

If you're working in sports performance or business and want to get support to develop your team and systems - take a look at what I offer here - https://www.supportingchampions.co.uk/speaking/

 

LINKS

Links for David and Hexis

https://twitter.com/david_m_dunne

https://twitter.com/hexis_live

https://www.hexis.live/

 

 

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103: Danny Kerry on performance leadership

103: Danny Kerry on performance leadership

July 27, 2022

103 Danny Kerry on performance leadership

Today's episode is with Danny Kerry. Danny has led the GB field hockey teams for 17 years. He recently coached the men’s team to the Tokyo Olympics, and is perhaps best known for coaching the women’s team from 2005 to 2012 and again from 2014 to 2018 - leading them to a bronze in London and a wonderful gold medal at the Rio Olympics.

What you hear from Danny is a thoughtful, considerate yet performance focused leader of people, willing to make the hard decisions, give clear feedback and do what’s best - not only for the team but to be able to turn that focus on himself, his own development and his own performance.

 

Links

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and Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/danny-kerry-mbe-25676917/

 

Hi, I’m Steve Ingham, I help aspiring and professional Performance Science and Support Staff improve their skills, experience and mindset for working with sports performers through a range of online courses and an exclusive community hub https://www.supportingchampions.co.uk/onlinecourse

If you’re working in sports performance or business and want to get support to develop your team and systems – take a look at what I offer here – https://www.supportingchampions.co.uk/speaking/

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102: Vanessa Bohns on influence

102: Vanessa Bohns on influence

July 13, 2022

102: Vanessa Bohns on Influence

Today’s episode is with Vanessa Bohns Professor of organisational behaviour at Cornell University. I spoke to Vanessa about her recent book “You have more influence than you think” with the subtitle of “How we underestimate our power of persuasion and why it matters”.

I found this topic fascinating - because we spend so much time thinking about our ideas, interact with other people, trying to create change, while often being overly worried about what judgements people make of us. The book and the discussion helps you overcome some of those worries and champions us you to realise that we are influential.

 

Follow Vanessa on Twitter https://twitter.com/profbohns

https://www.vanessabohns.com/

 

Hi, I’m Steve Ingham, I help aspiring and Professional Performance Science and Support Staff improve their skills, experience and mindset for working with sports performers through a range of online courses and an exclusive community hub https://www.supportingchampions.co.uk/onlinecourse

If you’re working in sports performance or business and want to get support to develop your team and systems – take a look at what I offer here – https://www.supportingchampions.co.uk/speaking/

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101: John Kiely on questioning conventions

101: John Kiely on questioning conventions

June 29, 2022

The podcast is BACK! We're delighted to be back and we've got some great conversations ahead for you!

We've taken a bit of a break and now we're recording again

Expect to hear from great scientist, coaches and athletes. Unique to the podcast we'll still be speaking those people outside of sport who are performers themselves or have insights that can inform what we do. We'll also be adding more voices from entrepreneurs out there; both business builder and consultants. We think the world has shifted in the way we work and we want to lean into hearing from people about making a living by selling what you know and can do.

This week on the podcast I speak to Senior Lecturer Performance and Innovation at the University of Limerick, John Kiely. John has an incredible background as a combat athlete, strength and conditioning coach and leader of high performance teams, with extensive experience in athletics.

But over the last 15 years or so John has thought deeply about the principles with which we work, especially around the area of periodisation and athlete preparation. His publications in this area have provoked a rethink about the whole paradigm - leading me to wonder just how many of the concepts we think are foundational don't have great foundations at all?

 

Follow John on Twitter https://twitter.com/simplysportssci

Instagram https://instagram/simplysportssci

Researchgate https://www.researchgate.net/profile/John-Kiely

 

Hi, I'm Steve Ingham, I help aspiring and professional Performance Science and Support Staff improve their skills, experience and mindset for working with sports performers through a range of online courses and an exclusive community hub https://www.supportingchampions.co.uk/onlinecourse

If you're working in sports performance or business and want to get support to develop your team and systems - take a look at what I offer here - https://www.supportingchampions.co.uk/speaking/

Links Twitter at https://twitter.com/ingham_steve

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The podcast returns on 29th June

The podcast returns on 29th June

June 17, 2022

We’ve had a little break from the podcast and now I’m delighted to say we’re back and have got lots of great interviews coming up. New episodes are uploaded on 29th June. Don't forget to subscribe on your podcast platform or Youtube

 

So what’s changed since we were away, well we haven’t changed things around too much. We’re still exploring all aspects of human performance, whether that is getting stronger, fitter, mentally more prepared, eating better, playing better - but also how we perform in work, individually and as teams.

 

I’ll still be speaking to great scientists, practitioners, coaches, athletes, and people outside of sports - but who are interested how we perform as humans. Although I will be looking to add more entrepreneurs into the mix. I think with the world of work shifting and changing in recent years I want to find out more from those people who have set up businesses or are consulting for their own income.

 

 Senior Lecturer in Performance and Innovation - Dr John Kiely all about Periodisation and questioning conventions

Social Psychologist - Professor Vanessa Bohns from Cornell, all about influence

Olympic gold medal winning GB Women’s Hockey coach, Danny Kerry

Women’s racing driver Abbie Eaton

Former Arsenal men’s team Physio Colin Lewin

Performance Strategist - Ryan King

Fonder of Hexis App Dr David Dunne

Authors of Myths of Sports Coaching Jenny Coe and Dr Amy Whitehead

Strategy and decision making expert David Joyce

Psychological safety expert -Tom Geraghty

 

We’re really looking forward to sharing these insights with you and so make sure you subscribe on whichever platform you get your podcasts and of course on Youtube

Steve reflects on 100 episodes with Jamie Pringle

Steve reflects on 100 episodes with Jamie Pringle

November 17, 2021

After 100 episodes over 4 years, I take a chance to reflect on the lessons learned from hosting the Supporting Champions podcast and speaking with some of the world's best performers, coaches, support staff, mainly from sport but also from a range of other performance fields too.

I'm joined by my close colleague, friend and initial podcast guest Dr Jamie Pringle to help me reflect.

 

Episodes mentioned in the podcast
Miss Val Kondos Field
https://www.supportingchampions.co.uk/029-miss-val-on-coaching-a-positive-culture-in-gymnastics/

Mark Webber
https://www.supportingchampions.co.uk/071-mark-webber-on-racing-in-formula-one/

Sir Steve Redgrave and Sir Matthew Pinsent
https://www.supportingchampions.co.uk/093-redgrave-and-pinsent-on-their-olympic-partnership/

Katelyn Ohashi
https://www.supportingchampions.co.uk/030-katelyn-ohashi-on-finding-joy-in-gymnastics/

Mel Marshall
https://www.supportingchampions.co.uk/067-mel-marshall-on-evolving-coaching/

Alistair Brownlee
https://www.supportingchampions.co.uk/alistair-brownlee-on-a-sub-7-hour-ironman-triathlon/

Dame Jessica Ennis Hill
https://www.supportingchampions.co.uk/042-jessica-ennis-hill-on-becoming-world-and-olympic-champion/

Kelly Sotherton
https://www.supportingchampions.co.uk/014-kelly-sotherton-on-receiving-her-4x400m-medal-ten-years-late/

Dave Smith
https://www.supportingchampions.co.uk/048-dave-smith-on-choosing-to-live/

Louise Minchin
https://www.supportingchampions.co.uk/031-louise-minchin-from-the-bbc-breakfast-sofa-to-gb-team-triathlete/

Mike Powell
https://www.supportingchampions.co.uk/099-mike-powell-on-records-rivalry-and-resilience/

Emma Hatton
https://www.supportingchampions.co.uk/043-emma-hatton-west-end-star-on-sustaining-performance/

Peter Vint
https://www.supportingchampions.co.uk/074-peter-vint-on-data-culture-and-athlete-development/

Liz Stokoe
https://www.supportingchampions.co.uk/012-liz-stokoe-on-science-and-art-of-conversation/

James Glover
https://www.supportingchampions.co.uk/051-james-glover-on-intentionality/

100: Sue Campbell on leadership and the power of sport

100: Sue Campbell on leadership and the power of sport

November 2, 2021

A very, very warm welcome to our 100th episode. Woo!

A milestone for us having started the podcast just under 4 years ago.

I truly hope you have enjoyed all the episodes. If you’ve listened to them all then kudos and thanks for being with us along the way. If you’re new in, then hello and I kind of envy you as there is a back catalogue just waiting for you to tune into. When I look back now only a few sections of the conversations are specific to time, and so the discussions are pretty evergreen.

It’s been a pure joy to connect with so many great minds, thinkers, achievers, aspirers, supporters of others - I’m truly humbled and want to thank everyone who has been on the show. I want to say at this point a huge thank you to Rachel who caringly curates the podcast episodes, Rachel does this with a coach's eye for not only the dialogue but also for the deeper motivations, passions, concerns and insights that people share in the conversations. 

 

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This week's guest is Baroness Dame Sue Campbell.

Sue Campbell trained as a PE teacher, guiding inner city children in Moss side to embrace sport. 

From humble yet so powerfully formative beginnings Sue has become one of the most effective and infectious leaders in modern sport. Sue founded the National Coaching Foundation, the Youth Sport Trust and became Chair of UK Sport from its early beginnings to becoming a world superpower. Sue now leads the English women's FA, in pursuit of growing the game. 

Her achievements are profound and pioneering having led the development of support for coaches, children, whole system wide sports.  Recognition for her work includes 11 honorary degrees, appointed Baroness Campbell of Loughborough and Dame Commander in 2020.

Throughout her career Sue has infused teams, organisations and the people within them to become better, lift the standards all in service of celebrating the power of sport to affect lives, show us that things are possible and to do so with deep respect for each other.

 

Notes

The importance of sport, for us and specifically children

Football and its ability to reach parts of society that traditional legislation can’t

The next challenge

Designing a pathway for girls professional football. Creating the best professional league for women in the world

Long termism

Influencing

Sue’s greatest challenges

Growing Women’s Football in its own light

 

Links

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