The Game Changers

Series 12 of the Game Changers

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Fantastic news for all fans of women’s sport and equality - The Game Changers podcast returns on November 1st with an incredible line up of guests and the one hundredth episode featuring the most influential women in sport, Sally Munday. The new series also includes two panel discussions considering women’s sport clothing and racial equality in women’s sport.

Once again, this season of the award-winning podcast is backed by Sport England through a National Lottery award.

The Game Changers podcast features candid interviews with trailblazing women in sport who are knocking down barriers and challenging the status quo for women and girls across society. Along with discussing their careers, what drives them and how they’ve dealt with tough challenges, each episode also addresses key issues for equality in sport and beyond.

This season’s inspiring line-up includes: 

Hannah Cockcroft – one of Britain’s most successful para-athletes who has won Gold medals at every major championship including Paralympics, World Championships and Commonwealth Games

Sarah Hunter – England’s most capped Rugby Player, and a World Cup winner who captained her country to a record-breaking number of consecutive wins

Donna Fraser – a four-time Olympian, who specialises in in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in sport and has recently joined the Professional Cricketers Association

Emma Mitchell – a former World Cup winning international rugby player, who works as a Performance Lifestyle Coach at the English Institute of Sport

Rachel Pavlou - Women's Development Manager at the Football Association who’s been instrumental in the development of the women's game for more than 25 years

In this series we’ll also include panel discussions considering: 

Women’s sports clothing with Rimla Akhtar, Wendy Taylor, Tess Howard, Holly Bradshaw

Racial inclusion in women’s sport including, Garnet Mackinder, Anne Wafula Strike and Shruti Saujani

Finally, we’ll be celebrating our 100th episode by returning to talk to a very special guest who featured in our first series and is considered by many to the most influential woman in British Sport – Sally Munday, the CEO of UK Sport


The Game Changers is hosted by Sue Anstiss MBE, author of ‘Game On: The Unstoppable Rise of Women’s Sport’, CEO of Fearless Women and co-founder of the Women’s Sport Collective. 

Previous game changing guests include Jess Ennis-Hill, Gabby Logan, Katherine Grainger, Lucy Bronze, Laura Woods, Judy Murray, Sarah Storey, Denise Lewis, Shaunagh Brown, Kelly Smith, Clare Balding, Kate Richardson-Walsh, Lizzie Deignan, Emma Hayes, Chrissie Wellington, Maggie Murphy, Sue Campbell and Tanni Grey-Thompson, along with male allies including Ian Wright and Ugo Monye.

The Game Changers is available free of charge across all podcast platforms including iTunes, Spotify and Google or you find out about all the guests from this and the previous series and listen here -

Find out more about The Game Changers podcast here.

Hosted by Sue Anstiss
Produced by Sam Walker, What Goes On Media

A Fearless Women production