Chasing Mavericks

There are some people that stand apart from the crowd. Not just because of their success but the way they achieved it. People that forged their own path, held their own counsel and refused to accept the norm.

Unbowed by external pressures they backed their own choices and did it their way. These people are the Mavericks. And we’re on a mission to find out what drives them, defines them and keeps them coming back for more.

There are some people that stand apart from the crowd. Not just because of their success but the way they achieved it. People that forged their own path, held their own counsel and refused to accept the norm.

Unbowed by external pressures they backed their own choices and did it their way. These people are the Mavericks. And we’re on a mission to find out what drives them, defines them and keeps them coming back for more.

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“It’s cancer”: the words no-one wants to hear

What does it really mean to be superhuman? Jamaican Sprinter Novlene Williams-Mills may be just that, with her remarkable story of courage, perseverance and humility in the field of athletic endeavour: all the time being haunted by one of the biggest super villains known to humans…

Don’t Just Fight Cancer, Drop It

Battling cancer once and coming through the other side is gruelling enough. Being forced to battle it a second time seems downright cruel. Jen Hanks, pro-mountain biker, (Grizzley 100k National Ultraendurance MTB race: 2nd Pro Women 2018) has done just that and once again come out on top.

The Doctor with the Wonder Pill

Mental health matters. Not interested? You should be, because if you haven’t yet suffered with mental health issues, the chances are you will and you definitely know someone who has. It’s time we talked.

They Think It’s All Over…

Two years ago, Team GB medal favourite, Modern Pentathlete James Cooke crashed and burned at the Rio Olympics. Now he’s the World Champion. What happened?

Inside the Ryder Cup

Dave Alred chats helping Francesco Molinari to try and lift the Ryder Cup with Team Europe.

Peter Moores – Part 3

Peter Moores reflects on what it takes to be the best coach you can be. This is the final installment of a three part interview.

Peter Moores – Part 2

Peter Moores on the misunderstanding of the importance of fun and the meaning of coaching. Part 2 of a 3 part interview.

Julien Smith – Part 2

Julien Smith, author of The Flinch, talks pushing past limits, self-doubt and the importance of discomfort. The second part of a two part interview.

Peter Moores – Part 1

Two time England Head Coach and the only man to lead separate teams to the County Championship title, Peter Moores chats the dangers of analysis, how to bring out a players' brilliance and the importance of having fun.

Julien Smith – Part 1

The Flinch has proved a life-changing book for many people. Perhaps none more so than the author, Julien Smith. Want to know how to take lifes’ punches? Read on.

Francesco Molinari Part 2

Part two of an interview with Francesco Molinari and coach Dr. Dave Alred explores how the nice guy of golf became a cold blooded killer on the course.

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A series of in-depth, ‘one-offs’, getting up close (but not too personal) with some very special Mavericks

Podcast: An Interview with Laura Massaro

Monday 27 November 2017|

UK Squash No.1 and 2013 World Champion Laura Massaro, renowned for her brand of physical and mental toughness, opens up about the challenges of making it to and staying at the top of her sport. She discusses her drive, discipline and clarity of vision and her steps to creating a competitive advantage that required sacrifice in her personal and professional life.

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Rugby League playing legend Denis Betts, working to create a coaching legacy.

Coach Back Home

Thursday 07 December 2017|

After an incredible eight weeks that concluded with one of the most hard-fought World Cup Finals ever seen, Denis Betts is back on UK Shores; reflecting on what was, what might have been and perhaps most importantly, what’s to come.

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Funny, bruising, successful.  Jessica Ennis-Hill’s Coach once again takes on the world.

Toasting The Kids

Thursday 29 March 2018|

In the ongoing quest to uncover why our most talented young athletes are disappearing without trace, Toni Minichiello has uncovered another clue.

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Jonny Wilkinson, Luke Donald, Dolphins. Dave can coach anyone to be their best.

They Think It’s All Over…

Thursday 04 October 2018|

Two years ago, Team GB medal favourite, Modern Pentathlete James Cooke crashed and burned at the Rio Olympics. Now he’s the World Champion. What happened?

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