Episode 7

Published on:

17th Dec 2020

A chat with Tom Daley

So here's double world Champion, Olympic medal winner and YouTube vlogger Tom Daley. And this is a fascinating listen.

Everything from knitting to fatherhood, building a coaching team to what it takes to be the best in the world.

There have been many ups and downs in life and his sporting career and Tom freely talks about them all.

Tom was just 14 when he took part in his first Olympic Games. But his build-up to the London Games were highly pressurised and emotionally difficult, after his father died, aged just 40, in 2011.

There's plenty to learn from his approach to elite sport and what's needed to become a champion.

Track and Ball is presented by Paralympic Gold medal winner Richard Whitehead and England World Cup footballer Ellen White.

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About the Podcast

Track & Ball with Ellen White and Richard Whitehead
England footballer Ellen White and Paralympic Gold Medal winner Richard Whitehead give a real insight into the world of elite sport
We're going to take you into the world of elite sport and give you a real insight in to what it's like to step over the white line and compete against the best. The athletes, the coaches, the support staff.

So who are we? Ellen White is a footballer with Manchester City and England. Ellen's got three world cups to her name and his England's leading all-time goal scorer in that competition.

Richard Whitehead MBE is a double gold winning athlete at the Paralympics, including a memorable day at the London Games in 2012. He's also set the world record for a double leg amputee in the marathon and half marathon.

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Ellen and Richard