Barclays to sponsor series six of The Game Changers Inspirational podcast returns with eight ‘fearless women in football’

Barclays to sponsor series six of The Game Changers Inspirational podcast returns with eight ‘fearless women in football’

Barclays, the biggest corporate supporter of women’s sport in the UK, has announced it will once again sponsor The Game Changers, the highly acclaimed podcast that features extraordinary women in sport. This will be the third series supported by Barclays, with a focus on fearless women in football.

The new Barclays series will feature:

Gabby Logan: Leading sports broadcaster
Rachel Yankey: Arsenal and England legend
Shelley Kerr: Former international now Scotland Manager
Gail Newsham: Author of ‘In a League of Their Own’, and an expert on The Dick Kerr’s Ladies
Mary Harvey: Olympic and World Cup winner now CEO at the Centre for Sports and Human Rights
Sian Massey-Ellis: Professional match official
Jane Purdon: CEO at Women in Football
Jill Scott: Lioness and Man City player and coach

You can listen to the trailer for the new series here:

In 2019, Barclays announced the biggest ever sponsorship of women’s sport in the UK, becoming the title sponsor of the Barclays FA Women’s Super League, Europe’s first fully professional women’s football league. Along with this ground-breaking support for professional women’s sport, Barclays also invested in the FA Girls’ Football School Partnerships, with the aim of ensuring all girls in England have equal access to football in schools by 2024.

Tom Corbett, Barclays’ Group Head of Sponsorships and Media, said: “We’ve been delighted to see the positive response to The Game Changers and it’s great to be back with eight more influential women from the world of football to coincide with the Barclays FA WSL season. I can’t wait to hear more from these trailblazers.”

The Game Changers is hosted by Sue Anstiss MBE, a trustee of the Women’s Sport Trust charity and the founder of Fearless Women, a company with a powerful ambition to drive positive change for women’s sport.

The award-winning podcast features trailblazing women who are knocking down barriers and challenging the status quo for women and girls everywhere.

High profile guests in previous series of The Game Changers include Jess Ennis-Hill, Kelly Smith, Clare Balding, Denise Lewis, Sarah Storey, Jacqui Oatley and Katherine Grainger.

Commenting on the launch of the sixth series, Sue says: “We’ve just surpassed 50,000 downloads and we’re now averaging over 2,000 downloads a week which puts The Game Changers in the top 15% of podcasts worldwide.

“I’m so grateful to Barclays for commissioning this series focused on women in football. There are so many extraordinary women working in the sport – it’s great to be able to tell the stories of eight more.

The Game Changers is free to download wherever you stream podcasts including apple podcasts, Google podcasts, Spotify and ACast. You can listen here:

You can also listen to all episodes and find out more about the 49 guests, from this and previous series, at

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