In a special podcast for World Radio Day 2018, sixth form student Michael Chacko reflects on the importance of sport to our cultural and civic life by sharing the story of why he and a group of friends decided to launch – and how they won – the campaign for a basketball court in their local community in Yateley, Hampshire.
A keen sports player – whether football, badminton or basketball for example – he used insights he gained in part as a Member of the UK Youth Parliament between 2015-2017 as he helped mobilise the campaign to secure a new sporting civic resource.
Although born in the UK, Michael has Indian and German parents, which has given him a personal angle on diversity issues.
Michael – aka ‘Chack’ – is a founding Sound Vault contributor, and a 6th form student in Yateley, Hampshire. He made a four part history of rap for Sound Vault, ‘Tracks with Chack‘.
This podcast is one of three special shows made for Sound Vault to mark World Radio Day 2018. The theme this year is ‘Radio and Sports‘, and in particular, issues associated with diversity in sports coverage, coverage of traditional and grassroots games, and helping people reconnect with their cultural heritage.
Sound effects credits:
Additional self-recorded – and from www.freesfx.co.uk – with thanks.