BANG AVERAGE CHAT THAT YOU won’t want to END.
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30 years+ years in professional Cricket, you see one or two things! Part of that historic 2005 Ashes win, and unofficially the go between (Agony Aunt) for players and management.
What a guy Ed is. From professional Rugby player to Quadriplegic. From never walking again, to scaling mountains a year later. Resilience in spades. Who knew, wiggling your toe would lead to so many adventures.
DON ARMAND PART 2
Great to talk to Don a second time, this time with a sprinkling of Rugby, his back ground, and what it takes to be in the mind of a professional athlete. I’m not sure he would have made it as a boxer mind 😉
The guy is infectious, and I can’t wait to see where his post rugby career goes, after winning it all in England with Exeter.
DON ARMAND PART 1
9 years a Chief, a few caps, winning the LV, the Premiership, and the European Champions Cup, after a few tussles with a certain team, but we hardly spoke about Rugby in this hour. Social Media, Mental Health, transitioning to business, and being a good bloke in general were all covered instead, as well as his vision for the gaming industry!
Whilst we normally associate Anorexia and Bulimia with eating disorders in Women, 1 in 3 men have an eating disorder of some type. Owen has lived with this condition for over 6 years now, and got down to only 6 stones, at 5″4 tall. Whilst he’s doing better now, it lead to depression and more.
A top lad with the world at his feet Rugby wise. All the talent in the world, but happens to have been playing at a time when there’s so much competition for the 10 jersey in Wales. You could tell he was frustrated with recent results and the stop start nature of the last few years in general.
LISA MARIE BROWN
We spoke about being a women in predominantly male orientated industries, owning and driving Supercars, competing in Formula Racing for Women, and social media trolls. Her passion is infectious and looking forward to where she takes things!
DR PERRY CROFTS
This is a difficult listen at times, and there’s graphic talk of Suicide.
Perry is a Dr, training to be a GP, and talks of his story living with depression, which spiralled, and working in the NHS too. He’s written a new book ‘The Cost of Caring’ which can be bought on Amazon, at Waterstones etc too.
@GINGE_UNHINGED (AUNTY VICTORIA)
Over 200 professional Rugby League games, and lining up against England, New Zealand, and Australia. He’s been there and done it all, with his sights set on more seasons and RLWC 2022 for Jamaica!
It was class to catch up with Jacques, and chat about a stellar career, some of the things holding Namibian rugby back despite him playing at 3 RWC’s, and some of the teams and players he loved playing with and against.
Eorl grew to be a one club legend with Huddersfield Giants in the Super League, getting his England caps on the way, and now working as part of the Giants commercial team. Great attitude and outlook on life, I already can’t wait for the next podcast with him!