#37) Laura Gallagher

#37) Laura Gallagher

Photo credit: Mike Driscoll “I just felt like a failure. I thought I’d failed at what I’d been trying to do and not only had I not achieved what I wanted, I just didn’t feel able to do anything.” Being a professional athlete is a career full of extreme highs and, sometimes, extreme lows. No-one [...]

#30) Karen Brown MBE

#30) Karen Brown MBE

As the saying goes, just because someone is an exceptional player it doesn’t mean they will be a good manager or coach. There have been very few who have managed to transgress this stereotype - Pep Guardiola and Kenny Dalglish are two of a handful from football, while Andy Flower also did a pretty good [...]

#21) Alex Paske

#21) Alex Paske

Photo credit: Alex Paske “It’s so important to be passionate about what you do. That’s what we tell every child we work with, whether that’s in sport or otherwise.” These are the words of Alex Paske, the founder of the Mintridge Foundation and winner of the 2018 Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year Grassroots Award. [...]

#14) Tamara Taylor

#14) Tamara Taylor

What is it that defines an athlete as a ‘legend’? Some base it on the number of trophies, accolades and records a sportsperson collects over their career, others on the length of time an individual represents their country at the elite level for. Furthermore there are those who also look at athletes that inspire the [...]