Former Wasps Rugby star to tackle another mammoth climb.

Former Rugby Union star Ed Jackson is eyeing another climbing challenge just 3 years after being told he may never walk again.

Having captained England U18’s, Ed was considered a hugely exciting prospect in the professional game until he suffered a career-ending back injury in 2017 after diving into the shallow end of a swimming pool.

Speaking to the Tap and Go podcast the London Wasps and Dragon’s No.8 spoke of his exciting plans for 2021. These include climbing the highest mountain in the Alps, Mont Blanc and a trek up a 7000-meter peak in Nepal… but even that may not be the limit to his adventures.

“I can’t imagine being in a position that I am in today without stumbling effectively on climbing mountains. I think it is something that I am not going to look back from and if anything I am looking to go higher and higher and we’ll see how far it can take us.”

After being told by experts that he would be unlikely to walk again, Ed has since proved his doubters wrong by completing a number of remarkable challenges; including climbing Mount Snowdon just 12 months after spinal surgery.

“At the time, my physio said I was mad when I said I was going to do it. He thought I was actually planning for the year later, so a whole year afterwards”.

On the new podcast Ed talks about his recovery and the early days after the accident and how he wants his story to help inspire others and show that no matter what has happened, there are always positives to be taken.

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The Blue Day Podcast signs two Chelsea legends!

The Blue Day podcast is kicking off March with two exciting new additions to the team!

The Chelsea fan podcast has signed up two Blues legends to join the show each week to discuss and dissect all the action from Stamford Bridge.

Each week regular host Keith Lawrence will be joined by former Defenders Gary Chivers and Ron “Chopper” Harris who’ll share their views on the latest Blues news.

Cult-hero Harris made 795 appearances for Chelsea throughout the 60s and 70s before moving across London to Brentford in 1980 whilst Gary Chivers spent five years at the club after joining in 1978 and racked up 133 appearances for the first team.

Both will be offering a depth of experience and knowledge to the podcast whilst no doubt sharing a few behind-the-scenes stories from their time at the club too.

“I’m not just a former player, I’m also a Chelsea fan! I’m really excited to be joining Keith and Runny Harris every week to get stuck into everything Blue and everything Chelsea!”

Gary Chivers

You can listen to The Blue Day Podcast NOW on the Sport Social Podcast Network.

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