Episode 39

Breaking down barriers - Hockey gold medal winner Shona McCallin presents an International Women's Day special

Published on: 8th March, 2021

For today GB Hockey player and gold medal winner Shona McCallin presents....and she's invited along her squad colleague Emily Defroand.

Shona chose Emily because she's unique because of all the work she does off the pitch.

Emily supports the Fliers project which gives hockey opportunities for those who have a disability. She also helps Spencer Lynx Hockey which helps young people in disadvantaged parts of East London have access to hockey, breaking down the barriers to playing.

When it comes to equality - both Shona and Emily feel IWD is important to highly the issues facing girls and women...making sure there's equality of opportunities and visible media coverage.

You can follow Shona McCallin @smccallin

And Emily is at @emilydefroand

Emily's podcast Cuppa and a Natter is here


And if you want to donate to Maggie's Cancer Centres then here's the link


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Olympic and Paralympic stories in the run up to the Tokyo Games.
I’ve covered 5 Olympic and 5 Paralympic Games at home and abroad. Tokyo 2020 was to have been numbers 6. So how are the athletes preparing during Covid times. And what are they learning in the run up to the Games. The Podcast lasts around 10 mins and comes out daily, Monday to Friday. I’m also using it to raise money for Maggie’s Cancer Centres to thank them for the help they’ve given my wife and family during her bowel cancer journey.
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Hi - I'm Mark, a Sports Journalist specialising in Olympic and Paralympic Sports. I also help others podcast.