This interview was so much fun to record, the energy that Ed of @education2sport
brings is contagious and I love his story.
Ed has dyslexia, when he was 10 years old he had the reading age of a 6 year old but his determination to succeed means that despite this he was always getting top grades for effort when he was at school. Sport was where he felt most at home though, being able to demonstrate his many other skills on the field rather than in the classroom. He says ‘sport was like another language for me.’ Ed was 12 when his parents divorced which was devastating for him as an only child. Not only that, he changed schools and at the same time he had to undergo a spinal fusion operation meaning he couldn’t play his beloved sport. But rather than look back on this time with bitter disappointment he credits it as the time he became independent.
Ed managed to get into university despite being told he wouldn’t, that statement just gave him extra fire in his belly to do it and prove others wrong. Through his study he realise that there was a massive disconnect between the professional sports industry and the universities teaching sports. Because of Eds tenacity he managed to get work experience at Sky Sports, he used this time wisely and jumped at every networking opportunity to further his prospects.
I won’t give too much more of the story away as it is well worth watching, Ed now runs his own podcast interviewing all different types of people within the sporting industry, not only pro-athletes and he also coached aspiring sports students into the careers they want.
Watch the full interview and be inspired by clicking the link in the bio.