The history of sports chaplaincy this week with Conor Heffernan talking to Will Whitmore, who is currently completing a PhD at the University of Gloucester.
Will’s PhD focuses on the role of sports chaplains in professional sports teams in a comparative study between soccer in the UK and American sports. He describes the special role that sports chaplains in the UK play in clubs’ relationships with their fans and contrasts this with the close relationship that the chaplaincy has with NFL teams, whose rituals of pre-match worship date back to the 1950s and beyond.
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