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Hot Shots

FC Hot Women are a bunch of mostly menopausal women learning how to find a coach, get fit and get to an international tournament. Join them as they start from scratch, not only learning how to play the beautiful game but meeting fascinating guests with insight into various elements of the increasingly popular world of women’s recreational football. Go Hotties!

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16. It’s a Christmas Special…. The Hotties meet Seagulls star, Victoria Williams

In our special end of year episode, Kate and Adele learn about the life of a professional football player in the women’s game chatting to Brighton and Hove Albion’s number 20, Victoria Williams. A professional player since 2015, Victoria is now earning her living with Brighton and Hove Albion under manager Hope Powell. She describes her life as a pro and the huge changes that she has witnessed in the women’s game. Hailing from Yorkshire, her career has taken her around the country and on international tournaments and she shares some of the highlights and experiences on our pod. Adele, her Dad and Hottie Andrea have taken advantage of fans being allowed back in stadiums to go and watch a Seagulls match. We have the audio! We hope you enjoy our pod and that 2021 brings better things. Love the Hotties. x

29mins

24 Dec 2020

Rank #1

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15. Hot Women FC Vs HRT United

It’s All Change on the pod in this episode with Kate and Adele presenting the bumper menopause edition to mark the magnificence of our friendly fixture between Hot Women FC and HRT United! We love a match of like-minded women!Kate and Adele consider how they will stay active throughout Lockdown pt 2 before welcoming CJ back on to the pod to join a chat about their individual experiences of the physical and emotional symptoms of menopause.To learn more about the facts of this stage in our lives and ways to cope with the worst of the accompanying side effects, we turn to lapsed Hottie and all round wise woman, Dr Rachel McPherson.We meet some members of HRT United and there’s another pitchside report from a match not without controversy...

30mins

9 Nov 2020

Rank #2

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14. Check your boobs!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and in this episode of HotShots, we find out what the women of Hot Women FC should be doing to maintain good breast health and catch any lumps, bumps or other nasties early. Kate speaks to Sue Brown from Albion in the Community about their Speak Up Against Cancer initiative and Adele explains how her Dad benefited from their work. Kate and Adele catch up on the footballing action they’ve enjoyed from the comfort of their own sofas before they venture out to report from the Hot Women FC friendly game versus our friends The Crawley Old Girls (The Cogs). There are goals galore and some inspiring stories from members of the opposition!

25mins

18 Oct 2020

Rank #3

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13. The Hotties’ Skills Clinic

This week Kate and Adele have got top coach and football guru, Nici Rice on the pod to answer some of The Hotties’ individual footballing queries to improve skills on the pitch. But first we hear what Hot Women FC have been up to on the training pitch and how they have managed to play more than 10 hotties on one 5-a-side pitch without stifling space and play! Hotties Sian, Amy and Erin bring their football dilemmas to Nici’s skills clinic. We hear how to tackle safely, how a goalkeeper can learn to dive Hollywood style, and how good positioning can help with ball control woes. We also find out which Hottie runs like Penelope Pitstop…

22mins

29 Sep 2020

Rank #4

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12. Back Hotter!

We’re back! After several months on the sidelines the Hotties have returned to footie action with covid safe training sessions. Kate and Adele chat about how they coped with the national lockdown and look forward to new fixtures and plans for Hot Women FC. Our guests this episode are Dawn Gledhill and Elissa Hammond from Leeds based InterMeGin FC. They share their experiences of restarting their football activities after the enforced shutdown and describe how their team of Mums took inspiration from their kids football games.

19mins

12 Sep 2020

Rank #5

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11. The Hotties’ Ks in May Challenge

Hot Women FC may be on an enforced hiatus like the rest of the country but our desire to stay healthy, sane and in touch has inspired us to pull on trainers, comfortable shoes and rollerskates to cover 1500 ks in May between us! In this episode, we hear how 18 Hotties are running, walking and roller skating throughout May to raise money for Rise, a Sussex-based domestic abuse charity. We talk to Alex Hales from Rise about the charity’s work and how the lockdown has made their work even more vital.  And we head east to a rooftop in India to talk to an honorary Hottie about how she is managing to participate in our challenge while housebound under a very strict lockdown.

23mins

16 May 2020

Rank #6

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10. Hotties: Locked down but not out

What a difference two weeks make! In these Corona days, we are all in lockdown so on Hotshots Kate and CJ are looking into new ways to maintain and improve fitness without football!We talk to Marquita Smith, a personal trainer passionate about her work. She offers great advice on activities and exercises to create new workout habits whilst stuck at home. She explains how she has taken her work online to keep her clients fit during lockdown.Ali Jay is a Hottie who works with Marquita to get fit for football - she shares her fitness secrets and big laugh! We also meet Stef and Katie, two more hotties who have great ideas to share about keeping healthy and active during these trying times.And we end on a blast from the past - sounds from a footie match.

30mins

29 Mar 2020

Rank #7

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9. A look ahead to Eurogames 2020

With the clock ticking down, the Hotties have just over four months to get match fit for Dusseldorf.  In this episode, we talk to Eurogames 2020 Co-President, Gotz Fellrath, about preparations for the summer tournament and what joys await the 4000 expected participants. CJ and Kate are joined in the pod by super striker and all round top Hottie, Yoli, who shares her footballing story, some competition advice and important German pronunciation tips. There is news from Hotties HQ about funding and a new logo. In addition, CJ rounds up what was learned at recent training sessions with Coach Nici.

26mins

14 Mar 2020

Rank #8

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8. Eating Goals

What should a team of menopausal women be eating to keep them in tip-top health and super-effective on the football field? In this episode of Hot Shots our guest, Izzy Anderson, a sports dietician takes us through some nutritional dos and don’ts. You need more than milk and alcohol to make you feel good, we hear.Pod boff and data geek, Kate, has been studying the pod performance stats and she gives a welcoming shout out to our listeners around the country and across the globe.And of course, we catch up with all the hot stories from Hot Women FC and meet a few of the Hotties as they travel along the coast to Seaford for our friendly game with Dash ladies.

31mins

29 Feb 2020

Rank #9

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7. Hotties v Homophobia

This episode of Hot Shots marks February's month of action by the campaign Football v Homophobia (FvH). Kate, Rebecca and CJ explore how abuse can scare fans & players away from the beautiful game and find out what's being done. FC Hot Women is just one of one of the clubs that have supported this year's FvH Grassroots initiative to take action to tackle LGBT discrimination throughout the game. Guest Rob Harris from Charlton Athletics's Proud Valiants shares his story and explains the work of his and other club's LGBT fans groups. Jade Harker from Sussex FA fills us in on work in Sussex to make football more inclusive. (She also gives some great advice for start up teams on how to apply for funding!!). Before all that though, the final results are in from FC Hot Women's first competitive games - a small 5-a-side league. Hottie Andrea is back with us to share her views on how the final game went, her pick of the team, and there's a bit of that stalwart of football chat - the referee...

31mins

15 Feb 2020

Rank #10