A Friday night sports & fitness chat with local authors Matt Rogan and Kerry Potter

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Fancy a sports-themed evening out? Two Oxfordshire authors (and tennis fans) Matt Rogan and Kerry Potter will be talking about their new book, All To Play For: How Sport Can Reboot Our Future, on Friday 15 Oct, 8.30pm, at Thame Players Theatre. The event is part of Thame Arts & Literature Festival.

Thame resident and journalist Kerry Potter has written about health, fitness and sport for national newspapers and magazine for two decades. She’s currently associate features director on the Evening Standard newspaper. Kerry can be spotted on court on occasion at TTC – admittedly usually gossiping with Mark Wilkins rather than improving her game.

Her co-author Matt Rogan is a sports industry veteran - he’s co-founder of Two Circles, the fastest growing sports agency in the UK, a non-executive director of English Institute of Sport and a trustee at Halton Tennis Centre. He’s played for Halton against Thame on several occasions.

All To Play For is a roadmap for how sport can unite society during troubled times. In the month when the government has announced a £20m investment in public tennis courts, in the wake of Emma Radacanu’s incredible rise, it’s certainly a topical conversation. 

The book is packed with a variety of interviews – from rower Greg Searle on winning Olympic medals 20 years apart; to local lad Steve Gregory, founder of Fitlife gym in Haddenham, on life as a professional footballer; to rockstar Johnny Marr, The Smiths guitarist turned running obsessive.

Want to hear more? Got any questions for the experts? I feel a TTC outing coming on…

All To Play For: Matt Rogan & Kerry Potter in conversation, Friday 15 October, 8.30pm at The Thame Players Theatre, tickets here