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You are not alone!
Our growing collection of podcasts, in which members of our team talk about the impact of gambling, their personal journeys, and Red Card Gambling Support Project’s work. Please listen, like, and share!
ProFormance Pathways Director, Harry O’Riordan has joined the Red Card Gambling Support team and has collaborated with our CEO, Tony Kelly, in the production of this eye-opening and powerful podcast on the negative harm of problem gambling.
Tony and Harry share their journeys through gambling addiction, touching on the various aspects of gambling harm that they both suffered. The podcast is both tragic, but also inspiring: Tony and Harry’s stories prove that there is always hope, and that we are all capable of coming out the other side and recovering to live a healthy and sustainable life.
In this podcast, both Tony and Harry are transparent and honest in their accounts. It is important we continue to raise awareness of this mental health disorder so we can help others to be more confident in opening up and talking about gambling harms they or their loved ones may have suffered.
In this podcast Hannah Dyson talks to Tony Kelly about what drives him to educate young people and adults on the dangers of gambling and how he turned his life around to lead the battle against gambling addiction. In this webinar we will discuss Tony’s personal journey including recovery tools and will explore Tony’s current work with Red Card and why it is important to educate young people and adults on the dangers of gambling.
Men Are Nuts is a podcast about mental health in society: the causes, the effects, the remedies. Let’s bring men together to talk, as you never know we might just save a life.
This episode features ex Stoke City star, Tony Kelly. Tony had the world at his feet and played alongside some of the biggest names in British football. He also played for former England World Cup winner Alan Ball at Stoke City. Tony takes us through a journey of his young life playing semi pro to then signing a pro contract. Being a young man with time and money on his hands, he started to mix with the older pros and that’s when he started to gamble. With no one to turn to and money readily available Tony’s career which was on the up started to take a downward spiral. Tony talks openly about his thoughts at the time, his bond with his twin, close family ties, and how he overcame his gambling addiction. He has written a book, Red Card: the soccer star who gambled away a glittering career.
He has now set up Red Card Gambling Support Project.
Tony Kelly talks to Ryan, host of All Bets Are Off, about his journey, forming Red Card Consultancy, and his work in educating the young. Tony also offers his thoughts as a member of the Gambling Commission’s experts by experience group.
Tobrise describes the episode as follows:
The Gambling Files podcast delves into the business side of the betting world. Jon & Fintan discuss current hot topics with world leading gambling experts.
“…the chaps are joined by former professional footballer Tony Kelly, who shares his journey from a promising career to the depths of gambling addiction. He discusses the challenges of the football environment, the void after retirement, and the role of faith in his recovery. Tony emphasizes the importance of personal responsibility in gambling and highlights the need for operators to show social responsibility. He also reflects on the changes in gambling culture in football and shares his experiences playing against top players.”
Tony’s section from 38:53 – 1:57:07.
Please visit The Gambling Files for more excellent content.
Our radio interviews help us to reach a much wider audience. If you’re interested in interviewing a member of the team for a radio broadcast, please get in touch.
Our YouTube interviews help to spread Red Card Gambling Support Project’s message.
In addition, our own YouTube channel — Red Card Gambling Support — helps us to talk about our initiatives and examples of our presentations.
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TV interviews help us to reach a much wider audience, and help those most affected by gambling. If you’re interested in interviewing a member of the team for TV, please get in touch.
The Red Card Gambling Support Project team have taken part in numerous podcast interviews (see our Podcast section above, too). They combine compelling personal stories with tackling an important societal problem. If you are interested in interviewing a team member for your podcast, please get in touch.
In this article from 18th January, 2024, BBC News online covered Tony Kelly’s call for the end to betting sponsors advertising on football players’ apparel.