THE RFU EDUCATION GUIDE FOR YOUNG RUGBY PLAYERS

Aug 09, 14 THE RFU EDUCATION GUIDE FOR YOUNG RUGBY PLAYERS

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This guide has been written by the RFU for young rugby players and their parents/carers and advisors who are considering the possibility of a career in professional rugby yet are unsure how this might fit with continuing education and a longer term career beyond the sport.   It explains how there are a number of opportunities...

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So what’s it really like being a footballer and the importance of having a Plan B

Jul 28, 14 So what’s it really like being a footballer and the importance of having a Plan B

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I think every young boy grows up dreaming of one day becoming a professional footballer. I can guarantee that every player in our squad will have been no different. “By Mark Roberts  who is an English professional footballer and is currently playing with Fleetwood Town FC” The moment that you pull on the shirt of your...

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Retirement in sport: What happens when it’s all over?

Apr 08, 14 Retirement in sport: What happens when it’s all over?

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By Heather Fell Former British modern pentathlete writing for BBC Sport  – To the outside world, international athletes live the dream.They get to do what they love professionally, day-in day-out – and gratefully receive all the accolades, glory and silverwear. During my 10-year modern pentathlon career, which ended...

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STUDY: Mental Illness in Professional Football

Apr 03, 14 STUDY: Mental Illness in Professional Football

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FIFPro, the World Footballers’ Association, announced results of an international study revealing the extent of Mental Illness in Professional Football. More than 300 current and former professional players and six national unions participated. The following summary is divided in five parts: 1) background and objective of the...

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Reach out to depression sufferers, urges rugby star Corkery

Feb 26, 14 Reach out to depression sufferers, urges rugby star Corkery

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Ex-Ireland and Munster rugby star David Corkery has urged the public to reach out to anyone suffering from depression — after revealing a “chance encounter” effectively saved his own life. By  Fiachra Ó Cionnaith Irish Examiner Reporter The 28-times capped Cork- born international made the call for greater mental health awareness...

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An athlete’s greatest challenge? To avoid ruin in retirement

Feb 21, 14 An athlete’s greatest challenge? To avoid ruin in retirement

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Some have foreshadowed this time; some have considered it and then banished the thoughts; some have refused to reflect on it for more than a moment. All have felt at least some terror at what it holds. By Brian Moore.  Retirement is almost a taboo subject in sport, which is remarkable given that it happens to every athlete. Winners...

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