Getting Personal with Wayne Sharples

Erika Jones meets gay rugby player Wayne Sharples to find out about the challenges he’s faced. [Covers bullying. Recommended age: 16]

27m 21s

Interview programme (2020). Presenter Erika Jones meets Wayne Sharples, who plays for the Typhoons gay rugby team in Preston.  Erika learns that Wayne abandoned rugby in school after being bullied by his peers, only taking it up again in his 40s.  Erika talks to Wayne’s friends to find out more about him and how he has changed since starting to play rugby again.  The ever positive Wayne doesn’t like to dwell on negative experiences and Erika comes to understand why.  Produced and directed by Cathy Heffernan; a Drummer TV production for BSLBT.

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