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A fortnightly podcast helping sportspeople connect their sport and their faith.
Key resources, answering the big questions for Christians who play or coach in competitive and elite sport.
Free resources, helping you put on events to reach sportspeople near you.
Your value, your worth does not lie in what you have done, or what you will do, on and off the sports field. You are loved with the love seen by Jesus dying for you on the cross. Your achievements don’t define who you are. This Easter, remember He performed, so you don’t have to.
Every September forty trialists line up at Oxford University Boat Club for their shot at ticking off one of rowing’s hottest bucket list items – victory at The Boat Race. This year one of those hopefuls was Chris Rimmer, a Vicar in training at Wycliffe Hall.
The inclusion of transgender athletes in women's sport is a prominent debate. The sporting world is re-evaluating the balance of fairness and inclusion in competitive sport. As Christians in the world of sport it's important to understand how the Bible helps inform how we engage in this conversation.
Whether it’s putting kit on in a certain order, always getting changed in the same place or having to enter the pitch last - sport is full of quirky routines. So why is it that sport is full of superstition? Can we look at the make-up of the world to find out? Does the Bible have any answers for us?
Two time Olympian Adam Pengilly shares his Winter Olympic story
What is the Christian competitor to do when they are being sent to countries accused of human rights abuses?
What does it mean to have your identity in Christ? How does this change the way we play sport?
At 19 years of age Jake threw in the towel. He gave up competing as a fighter, but this wasn’t the only life change that occurred during his late teens. Follow his story of discovering his gift as a young martial artist, becoming North American and European Champion in Muay Thai, and the compatibility of combat sports with faith in Christ.
Suzanne Ferreira was won over 70 medals through the athletes she coaches at the Paralympic Games, World Championships and more. In this podcast she speaks to us about her coaching philosophy and how her faith impacts how she trains elite athletes.
Danno sits down with goalball player Anna Tipton (nee Sharkey) about elite sport, the Paralympics and how her faith shapes how she views her sport and disability.
It's a problem we all face if we're involved in sport - the inevitable failures and injury that come with the competition. How can we deal with them as Christians? What comfort does God offer in these times of extreme disappointment?
Five-time Olympic chaplain Dr Ashley Null joins the podcast to unpack his experience of pastoring athletes.
A letter to all Olympians as they prepare to experience the rollercoaster of the Olympic Games.
Our new podcast series for Tokyo 2020 sees Christian Taylor, two-time Olympic and four-time World Champion join us to speak about the Athletics Association, a newly formed body looking out for the interests of track and field athletes.
What does it look like to support elite sportspeople at the Olympics when access is restricted?
England U21s coach Michael Johnson joins us to speak a few days after Euro 2020 about diversity, leadership and how his faith impacts his coaching and roles in senior leadership within football.
It’s the biggest match of your lives. It’s the match you’ve been building up to for years, the nation since 1966. But it’s a match that doesn't define you.
Olympic squads are being finalised. What can you say to someone who has worked 4 years to not get the call up?
Blogs and podcasts for those involved in the Olympics and Paralympics or those looking for insight into the world of top level sport.
This weekend saw the thrill of the British Olympic trials. The ecstasy and the agony of sport was palpable as athletes saw years of training for one plane ticket decided by centimetres and seconds. What help can God bring at times like this?
We sat down with Gavin Peacock, former professional footballer and pundit and now a pastor to discuss his story found in his recently released his autobiography.
Is the Bible the place to find motivation for sporting pursuit and thus sporting greatness? Am I really able to do “ALL THINGS” with the strength of God as my enabler?
The Rev. Andrew Wingfield Digby is with us today in a special podcast hosted by Hit for Six.
Donnie Campbell is a mountain and ultra runner who has taken on some of the world's hardest challenges. He sat down with Lancs to chat about his sport and more about what it means for him to be a Christian in his world of sport.
How on earth does a Christian navigate the hot topic of referees and officials? What does this look like at the top end of sport when everything is on the line?
This Mental Health Awareness Week we sit down with Director of Player Welfare at the PFA, Michael Bennett.
Ali Nicholas and Debbie Bruwer get pressure. Listen in as they tell us how they coped with nerves and pressure at the top of their sports.
Amateur sport in the UK is back after 12 months of stop-start seasons. In this podcast series opener we chat with Ian Lancaster about what we've missed and why and catch up with a couple of sports players about what it's like being back now.
This month, join Phil as he digs into the Bible to answer the question: Why does sport bring so much disappointment?
It’s not always easy to be a woman in sport. But do you know what? It’s worth it.
Last year Lancs took his first steps to discovering the virtual pulls and mysterious pushes of Strava. Nearly 12 months on, what’s the verdict? Strava - friend or foe?
Join Lancs as he digs into the Bible to answer the question: Does God really care about my sport?
In Sports Plus: Big Questions, we aim to answer, using God's Word, some of the questions you might have about your sport and your faith.
The current pressures on elite sportspeople are growing. How can we support them at this time?
In a year full of sporting difficulties, how can a Christian say they have joy this Christmas?
The Good Sporting Life will help anyone looking to live out their faith in a sporting context whether that be sports players, parents, coaches, pastors or elite athletes.
Preparation and waiting. The majority of sport is spent in these two states. This time of advent for the Christian sportsperson is no different. So what does it look like to prepare well this Christmas time?
Episode 2 looks at racism in sport. Including the powerful story of Troy Townsend, Head of Development at Kick it Out - a man courageously committed to fighting racism.
More Than Sport delves into the big issues of life, sport and faith. Episode 1 looks at Mental Health.
Starting university is a really significant time in life and full of so many changes. It can be daunting, unpredictable and challenging, potentially even more so now.
As recreational cricket returns, Rob reflects on why he loves to play cricket and be part of a team, as the only Christian in his club.
We sat down with Stephen Liggins, author of a new book 'The Good Sporting Life' about why he wrote the book and some of the major themes he pulls out.
Graduating from university and heading into the world of work can prove one of the biggest challenges life throws up, even more so now.
Danno is interviewed by Pete Nicholas about elite sport, identity and mental health. This includes a Q+A.
As Mental Health Awareness Week comes to an end Danno reflects on Sky Sports on two great Christian men in the world of football, Cyrille Regis and Lord Brian Mawhinney, former chairman of the EFL.
How is the gospel good news for those in sport suffering with mental health concerns?
Danno speaks to Sky Sports News about sport, mental health and the Christian faith
Resources to help you pray for the world of sport
Join us as we hear from three sportspeople about how they're doing in isolation as Christians in the world of sport.
Blogs, podcasts and videos unpacking the issues for sportspeople living during the pandemic.
Sally and her husband Peter have four children, all of whom have competed and trained within elite sporting pathways. What are some of her top tips for those supporting a sporty family?
For athletes for whom sport is their livelihood, how are they to cope in the midst of all the coronavirus confusion and the inability to predict what tomorrow might bring?
Former rugby professional Peter Browne and badminton player Lisa Elliott join us to discuss pride as a sportsperson.
A recent article in the Daily Mail outlined the large number of British athletes struggling with mental health problems following their retirement. Speaking with UCB Radio on this topic, here is a summary of our conversation.
Can I be competitive and a Christian? Is competition wrong? What about wanting to win? Do you lose your competitive edge as a Christian? We’ve been asked all these questions and more so Graham Daniels is in to help us get under the skin of some of them.
Talks and videos from Clubhouse Xtra 2020 looking at the G.O.A.T in Colossians.
Greg Morgan speaks on Colossians 3 at our student conference, Clubhouse Xtra 2020. This is the final talk in a series called The G.O.A.T (Greatest of All Time).
Owen Brown speaks on Colossians 2 at our student conference, Clubhouse Xtra 2020. This is the third talk in a series called The G.O.A.T (Greatest of All Time).
Greg Morgan speaks on Colossians 1 at our student conference, Clubhouse Xtra 2020. This is the second talk in a series called The G.O.A.T (Greatest of All Time).
Duncan Leese speaks on Colossians 4 at our student conference, Clubhouse Xtra 2020. This is the first talk in a series called The G.O.A.T (Greatest of All Time).
As a New Year rolls around again, we go back to the 18th century for some inspiration.
If you want an expert in dealing with the ups and downs of having children on elite performance pathways, here's your woman. Graham Daniels sits down with mother of four Sally.
We sit down with Gaynor this week, a parent of top-level teenagers to chat about the wrestle she's had with her family on the issue of sport and church.
It’s the biggest match of your lives - the Rugby World Cup Final. It’s the match you’ve been building up to for years, if not decades. But it’s a match that must not define you.
We sit down with Rev. Pete Nicholas to discuss the question of Sunday sport and church in our latest podcast.
Danno interviews former professional rugby union player Peter Browne about his career and his faith.
Graham Daniels and Jonny Reid look at a very simple question - What does the bible actually have to say about sport?
Rugby coach Lois Newcombe shares why she loves to coach and the amazing opportunities it brings to share the gospel
How can we, as Christians in sport, make the most of the new opportunity joining a club provides? Jesus’ great commission in Matthew 28 to make disciples remains the same, but the place we are doing that, our club, has changed.
For a sportsperson, their identity, their sense of worth can be completely wrapped up in their performance. What does it then mean to have sport in its right place, to help our identity be solid and secure in Christ and not based on performance?
With the Women's World Cup, the Netball World Cup and loads more women's sporting events on this summer, there's a huge buzz around women's sport. In all this excitement, is this a bandwagon Christians should be jumping on? Well, it could be argued that the Bible gives us the best foundation for celebrating and encouraging women in sport.
It’s been a rollercoaster to reach the final of the World Cup for England, with pressure from all sides. Pressure isn’t unique to Morgan’s squad - it’s universal across competitive sport, so how are Christians to respond in these clutch moments?
Danno sits down with former West Ham footballer Paul Brush to chat about his career and faith in the midst of adversity
What does it look like to fully integrate our faith and sport as we seek to encourage sportspeople to believe in Jesus?
Because of what Jesus has done, we can understand our sport differently.
Some of us change so much when we compete that we worry that we shouldn’t compete at all. How can we compete in a godly way in our sport?
For players, parents and pastors, the issue of whether you should play sport on a Sunday is a difficult one.
We are on the pitch as a player and yet again the decision goes against our team. We start to get caught up in the general chorus of complaint. What do we do as Christians?
Disappointment and sport so often go hand in hand. Poor performances, defeats, injuries, getting dropped, a failure to improve - every sportsperson has experienced one or all of these multiple times. But how are you to respond to such disappointment?
The player who celebrates too early, or the team that holds a celebratory promotional shoot before then losing the final are subject to derision. All of us are quick to revel in the misplaced pride so often seen in sport.
All match he’d been nipping at your heels, deliberately stepping on your feet, pushing you, elbowing you. The referee doesn’t seem too bothered. But these constant niggling fouls have been getting to you. And this incident is the final straw.
The pressure to perform in sport will have been felt by all of us at some point or other. Whether it is the pressure of a coach, a parent, the crowd. How do we handle pressure as Christians?
In the heat of competition, we can react negatively both in what we say and in how we act towards an official who has penalised us or - in our eyes - acted unjustly. How are we to understand a godly attitude towards sports officials?
There will always be disappointment in sport. But how we navigate these as Christians in competitive sport is an important witness to our faith in Christ.
In sport, coaches, parents and other teammates can encourage us to be proud. Sometimes this is for encouragement but at other times it is done deliberately to inflate our ego. But how should I view my sporting talents and achievements as a Christian?
Without opponents, our sport wouldn’t exist. But how do we love them as our neighbour rather than hate them as our enemy in opposition?
What is it that motivates you to stand out as a Christian competing in the world of sport?
A key question to ask whenever we reflect on a competitive situation is not ‘did I win or lose?’ but ‘did I glorify God in my attitude and actions?’ This is easier said than done, so how can we do it well?
How does what I read in the Bible fit together with how I play my sport?
How is playing my sport different as a Christian?
You love your sport and you love Jesus. You know that your sport can be worship as you use your gifts and talents for Him. But have you ever considered how you might share this news with your sports friends?
Key resources, answering the big questions for Christians who play or coach in competitive and elite sport.
Resources to help players and coaches grow in Christ as they compete
How should I view my sporting talents and achievements as a Christian?
How are we to understand a godly attitude towards sports officials?
We are often caught between Sunday services and sporting events as, more and more, sport in our culture clashes with timings of church. How do we get the balance right?
How do we handle pressure as a Christian?
There will always be disappointment in sport. Someone always loses - and that is not taking into account injury, being dropped, not improving, etc. But how we navigate these as Christians in competitive sport is an important witness to our faith in Christ.
Competition is an important part of sport but how are we to view our opponents? Without opponents, our sport wouldn’t exist. But how do we ‘love’ them as our neighbour rather than hate them as our enemy in opposition?
The main questions Christian sportspeople have about their sport and their faith.
An inspirational interview with former professional footballer Steve Spooner
In our culture, our looks and our bodies and our diets seriously matter. How do we live distinctly as Christians in this world?
An interview with former Bradford City legend, Wayne Jacobs
A series of blogs looking at a number of the top issues sportspeople face.
Psychology is a big deal in modern sport. From Steve Peters' now famous 'chimp paradox' to the in-house sports psychologists employed by many professional clubs. Now it is almost as common to have a therapist as it is a personal trainer. What are we to make of this from a Christian point of view?
Interviews with former top level footballers about their sport and their faith
An interview with former Premier League footballer Gavin Peacock
As the Christian mother of four children who love the Lord and love sport I have found myself living through a very real dilemma. The structures of Church and the structures of sport seem to be poles apart and pulling in opposite directions creating a gap!
How can I make the most of my sporting talent as a Christian? Can I strive to get to the top, while still following Jesus? `
Why does pressure have such an effect on us, how can we cope with it and does the Bible give us any pointers?
Danno dives into the adrenaline-filled world of skeleton to meet Adam Pengilly. In this gripping podcast, Adam shares the highs and lows of a career that saw him represent Team GB at Turin 2006 and Vancouver 2010
The Ashes is one of sport’s oldest rivalries. As a Christian, how should one respond when healthy sporting rivalry shifts to being characterised by conflict and bad blood?
Danno catches up with former US Open champion and victorious Solheim Cup captain Alison Nicholas. From the outset, Alison shares how Christian faith has shaped her leadership at the pinnacle of her sport
Danno catches up again with former rugby wildman turned youth coach Chris Jones. The podcast sees Chris share how he learned to coach in the hard but fair style that has brought his Rhondda Valley teams great success
This podcast series, interviewing top level coaches and captains from the world of elite sport, looks at what it means to be a leader and a Christian at the top end of sport
There are few harder things to deal with in sport than injury. So how can we approach this perennial enemy as Christians in sport? What does the Bible say about injury?
Having met a series of elite sportspeople over the course of the year, we now discuss this key issue that comes out of many of the interviews. Maybe it’s something you’re asking yourself as you seek to follow Jesus or are considering doing so?
We can all think of great sporting captains and leaders. But what should it look like when a follower of Jesus steps up to lead?
Ann tells Danno of her highs and lows on the rugby stage from reaching the World Cup final to missing out on the next tournament due to injury
Winter Olympian Adam Pengilly had major injury issues around his final Olympics. Find out how his Christian faith impacted his view on the disappointment. A great video to show as a starter for discussion or a talk.
Danno meets former West Brom, Derby and Portsmouth defender Darren Moore
An accident at 16 years old saw Niel have his left arm amputated below the shoulder. Having been a keen athlete and rugby and tennis player, his promising sporting career looked in doubt...
Having played badminton, hockey and cricket for England, Jane Powell is now helping her country's lacrosse teams rise up the rankings. Hear Jane tell of her walk with Jesus through 40 years of top-level sport
Sport has a love-hate relationship with justice and fairness. On one hand it cannot function without it, but so much debate circles around the many unfair decisions and outcomes. So what does the Bible say about fairness?
As the Rio Olympics get under way today, ex-athletes Debbie Flood and Adam Pengilly tell us what it is like to compete at the games
The legendary American football coach Vince Lombardi once said “Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is”. This might be overstated but have you ever had the nagging feeling that wanting to win is inherently ‘un-Christian’.
Should Christians be those who recite the old amateur mantra ‘It is not about the winning, but the taking part’? Does ‘turning the other cheek’ mean that we shouldn’t even want to win in the first place?
Parys Edwards has competed at the top level in two different sports over a 20-year career that is still going strong. Parys talks to Danno about her highs and lows in sport and how she realised she can honour God by the way she competes
Turn to the back pages at the moment and it is difficult to get away from doping scandals. How as Christians should we think about these issues?
To see how someone can move from being a Christian who plays sport to being a Christian in sport, let’s see what the Bible says about sport.
The Bible says lots of things...but what, if anything, does it say about sport?
A short film explaining the gospel for sportspeople
Linvoy Primus played professional football for 16 years including nine years for Portsmouth where he became a cult hero. In a wide ranging conversation with Graham Daniels, he talks about life as a professional footballer
A fortnightly podcast helping sportspeople connect their sport and their faith.
Garin Jenkins is a Welsh rugby union player capped 58 times by his country. In this podcast, he tells us about his battle with misdirected passion and aggression and how is growing faith remained steady in some massive ups and downs
Danno meets Olympic rower Debbie Flood as she narrates her unlikely start in sport and how her faith has fundamentally impacted her life in a career full of highs and lows
Cyrille Regis is a former international footballer and FA Cup winner. In conversation with Graham Daniels, he reflects on a professional career spanning 19 years and shares how his faith has influenced his career and life
Graham Daniels interviews former top level sportspeople about their faith and sport
Featuring a talk with Rico Tice and interviews with former international rugby players, this film looks at Psalm 103 as it clearly explains the gospel message to sportspeople.
There’s no doubt that the tension between Sunday sport and Sunday church services is a significant problem for the church. How do we decide what to do? Well we need to be clear on the biblical principles at stake here.