Emma Raducanu: Game Changer

EMMA RADUCANU AND GEMMA CHAN are reminiscing about their school days.  

Though the pair have never met in person, and there are 20 years between them, they have a lot in common. 

They both grew up in Bromley, south-east London, and went to the same school, Newstead Wood. 

‘I think our house won Sports Day six years out of the seven I was there,’ says Raducanu. ‘I bet!’ replies Chan, smiling.

Their conversation feels easy, like one between old friends rather than a first-time meeting over Zoom. 

Raducanu is calling in from a quiet moment during practice near her home in Bromley 

Chan from her house in Primrose Hill, with a couple of guest appearances from her black cat, who paces in front of the camera. 

It seems like a long-overdue rendezvous for two women who have a deep admiration for each other.