Mark Upton and Ken Willner on Promoting Freedom, Creativity, Collaboration and Competition

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My conversation this week is with Mark Upton and Ken Willner.

Mark is passionate about supporting people’s WayFinding endeavours by facilitating the emergence of new connections, new capacities, and meaningful stories and refections as we journey together. He has a particular interest in helping people find their way in sport. You can find Mark’s work @ myfastestmile.com

Ken Willner is a sports photographer passionate about keeping children in sport. Through collaboration with international and local professionals, Ken provides a fresh approach to helping young people flourish in sports. You can find Ken’s work @ yellowforyelling.com

On the show today, Mark and Ken share their Game Hubs idea. Game Hubs are local community spaces that promote freedom, creativity, collaboration and competition through games. They embrace the voices and choices of young people, are low cost, and rather than coaching, call for adults to just facilitate play. 

We start our conversation hearing from Ken and his thoughts on the intensity of emotion parents bring to sport.

Enjoy!

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rch findings have had a huge impact on the way I think about environments for developing skilled, creative and resilient athletes and so, heading into the winter season, I thought I’d share our conversation again.

Sam now works as a coach developer in the talent pathway for the AFL. We pick the conversation up hearing Sam talk about how experiencing some of the darker side of sport drives the work that he loves today.

Enjoy!

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