Stammering & sport online chat
6th January 2023
A special event from The BBC Stammering Support Network, featuring Premier League footballer Luke Ayling.
'Stammering & Professional Sport', a live discussion with a panel of leading figures from the world of sport who stammer, took place on Thursday 26th January 2023.
Hosted by BBC 5 Live presenter Hayley Hassall, who you can watch on the BBC website talking about her stammer, the panel includes:
- Luke Ayling, Leeds United footballer who spoke about his stammer on Match of the Dayx last year.
- Kelly Brown, former Scotland Rugby Union Captain, current coach at Saracens and STAMMA patron.
- Katie Walsh, three-time winning jockey at the Cheltenham Festival who finished third in the 2012 Grand National.
- Jon Smith OBE, a leading football agent and long-standing patron of STAMMA.
This event was organised by The BBC Stammering Support Network, a network for BBC employees who stammer. To see our full list of workplace and industry networks, and for details on how you can start one yourself, see our Professional Networks page.