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Dan Cole and Ben Youngs launch their Crowd Sports title ‘For The Love Of Rugby’ 🏉💖23 January 2024
Crowd Sports is delighted to announce its newest podcast, For the Love of Rugby, fronted by Ben Youngs – England’s most capped mens player – and current England international Dan Cole.
Ben and Dan love rugby. They have spent 20 years together at Leicester Tigers, won a Grand Slam with England and toured with the British & Irish Lions, and in their new show they want you to love rugby too.
They are the latest big names to join Crowd Sports, joining fellow rugby international Joe Marler, Tour de France and Olympic champion Geraint Thomas, former world champion boxer George Groves and pro-golfer Andrew ‘Beef’ Johnston.
It is fast becoming the destination for elite athletes who are still performing or recently retired stars looking for the next stage in their career.
Head of Crowd Sports, Rob Roberts-Facey, said: “We love working with world class nameslike Ben and Dan. We share their high standards and work ethic and we’re excited about growing the show together and connecting with listeners.”
Crowd Sports shows are more than just podcasts. They focus on building brands and communities that connect listeners with the content. This starts as a podcast but can grow into merchandise, live shows and much more. They all share a long-term vision and provide a platform so that hosts can enhance their profile, work with brands and reach new audiences.
Roberts-Facey added: “At Crowd we focus on building shows in partnership with these big names. We know that they want ownership of content which we offer and we have proven that we can offer an enjoyable and financially lucrative way to move a career onto its next stage.”
Ben Youngs said: “We jumped at the chance to work with Crowd. This is a great opportunity for me and Dan to discuss our experiences – from club rugby to world cups as well as the everyday life of rugby. Whether aspiring coaches listen looking for insight or fans listen hoping to hear some untold stories, we’re looking forward to getting started.”
Dan Cole said: “Lots of people ask for behind the scenes content and this is a great platform to show people what goes on behind the curtain of international rugby and beyond. It’s been a really enjoyable project. Crowd are brilliant to work with and know their stuff.”
For the Love of Rugby launches on Thursday 25th January on all major podcast platforms.
To discuss this podcast or future collaboration opportunities with Crowd Sports, please get in touch with Rob on email@example.com.