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Dedicated to the Southampton Football Club and all the Saints FC fans.

Ep. 219- Mental Health in Sport, with Kiko Rodriguez.

March 30, 2021

Show Timeline:

  • Intro- 0:54

  • Kiko Rodriguez of DRN Sport- 3:56

  • End Credits: 23:26


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This week we are dipping back into the show archive to replay a conversation I had with Kiko Rodriguez back in the summer of 2017. Kiko, on Twitter @KikoRod9, is, among other things, a founding member of @DRNSport and JRod’s dad.

 JRod isn’t the focus of the episode, though the links to Burnley and the upcoming match pair nicely. Kiko had struggled with his mental health for a period and he agreed to discuss it a little bit with me on the show. With so many people struggling with their mental health right now, including myself, I felt it was a good time to put it back in the feed. Hopefully, you find it uplifting and encouraging.

Also, a special thanks to Robbie @_SaintsinFrance for originally connecting Kiko and I and arranging for him to come on the show.

Resources and Links for Mental Health

NHS Depression Description and Resources- UK

NHS Depression Services Locator- use this to locate NHS Depression Services near you.-UK

Mental Health Resources- mentalhealth.gov- US

Article on Steven Caulker from the Guardian, by Dominic Fifield, @domfifield


No matter what, just know you are not alone. Find someone to speak with, whether it’s your GP, a friend or family member, a counselor, or someone else. Sharing helps lighten the burden more than I can describe.


Until next time, cheers.