Sports Squad

Hosted ByAyo Akinwolere & Chanel Kakareko

The sports show for kids!

Sports Squad is tall about staying fit and active!

Presented by Ayo Akinwolere and teenager Chanel Kakareko, the show’s packed with inspiring interviews with sports personalities and activities you can do to keep active whilst you’re stuck at home.

All Episodes

Nic Hamilton on overcoming disability, bullying and racism

Nic Hamilton – brother of Lewis Hamilton – tells Ayo and Chanel how he’s overcome a disability, bullying and racism to become a top racing driver. He hopes the Black Lives Matter protests will be the start of something positive and ‘powerful’.

Lizzy Yarnold’s skeleton bobsled dreams

Double Winter Olympic skeleton champion Lizzy Yarnold says her event is like being on a roller coaster: it’s terrifying and exciting! She tells Ayo and Chanel all about it and her worries about losing her Olympic gold medals!

Moe Sbihi tells of Rio Olympic gold

Olympic rowing champ Moe Sbihi talks about winning gold at the Rio Games and explains how getting involved in rowing for him was like a ‘fairy tale’. He also talks about how he’s helping inspire kids of all faiths and backgrounds to take up rowing.

Cricketer Liam Plunkett tells of World Cup win

England cricket star Liam Plunkett remembers last year’s historic World Cup win. He’s not superstitious but had a ‘feeling’ England would win and tells Ayo and Chanel how the night after he slept with his World Cup medal around his neck!

Chanpion boxer Carl Froch’s top tips

Former world super middleweight boxing champion Carl Froch reveals he was actually a small and skinny kid! Find out how he felt at home at his local boxing club when growing up and how boxing can teach you life skills

Ben Ryan chats Fiji Olympic gold

Ben Ryan tells Ayo and Chanel how he coached Fiji to their first ever Olympic gold medal in the Rugby Sevens at Rio 2016! Find out how to say hello in Fijian, and who exactly is RatuPeni Rayani Latianara?

Danny Welbeck talks Manchester United and Ronaldo

England football star Danny Welbeck tells Ayo and Chanel about joining Manchester United when he was just 8 years old. He explains you need to really enjoy working hard to become a top player. He reveals Cristiano Ronaldo is the most skilful footballer…

T34 wheelchair racer Hannah Cockcroft

Leicester City footie star Christian Fuchs tells of Premier League win

Top footballer Christian Fuchs remembers winning the Premier League with Leicester City against all the odds and explains how family is more important than football. He also tells Chanel how she can improve her football skills at home!