It was great to hear Lee Hendrie, director of FootieBugs, our sister company, was getting some air time yesterday for The Bugs Group, and even managed to give YogaBugs a mention. Lee was on such good form when he was interviewed by Adrian Goldberg for his Radio WM show yesterday – it was a really honest and open interview, and one which will have won over a lot of fans for the ex-Villa star.
Lee Hendrie pictured with Adrian Goldberg at the Radio WM studio on 27th March 2013
Adrian asked questions about his footballing career, his personal history and his future, before telling him that as a Baggies fan – West Bromwich Albion, to the uninitiated! – he’d given him ‘plenty of stick’ over the years, making Lee laugh.
The FootieBugs director didn’t shy away from any of the questions – and there were a few tough ones – honestly talking about what it’s like to earn vast amounts of money playing for the team he’d supported since a child, to how he coped with some really tough financial times when he couldn’t see a way forward.
Now aged 35, Lee is still playing for Tamworth, but admitted to Adrian that he thinks it might soon be time to hang up his boots, as his legs aren’t what they used to be.
As well as his own football career, Lee also spoke about his very hands-on role as Director for FootieBugs and how he enjoys developing the class programmes, which are so important for all of us here in The Bugs Group as they will help teach all the skills youngsters need. They will also be taught about a healthy diet, the importance of respecting others, and learning to work in a team, he explained.
Lee went on to talk about how the UK has the third highest obesity rates for children, worldwide, and how FootieBugs has used tried and tested methods used by us for a number of years at YogaBugs, to combine some of the breathing and stretching exercises into the football-based programme.
Getting youngsters out in the fresh air and actively enjoying sport and being healthy – which is at the heart of what all of us at The Bugs Group are aiming to achieve – will go a long way to tackling obesity problems, as well as giving children confidence and raising self-esteem.
Adrian ended by saying “what a nice bloke” Lee is – something we at YogaBugs are already well aware of! And he’s looking forward to catching up with him again soon.
It was a really entertaining listen – if you missed it, it’s available for the next few days on this link (the interview is about 2 hours 20 minutes into the show) http://www.footiebugs.com/former-aston-villa-footballer-lee-hendrie-speaks-with-adrian-goldberg/
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