Why rugby players are turning to Aristotle for inspiration

Nov 04, 14 Why rugby players are turning to Aristotle for inspiration

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Jules Evans explains how one rugby club is beefing up its back row with Buddha, Aristotle and Epictetus the Stoic For the past year, I’ve been running a philosophy group at Saracens rugby club. Once a month, I go to Saracens’ training ground in St Albans and give a brief talk about an idea from ancient philosophy that can be...

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Former Aston Villa star Lee Hendrie speaks out about depression

Oct 15, 14 Former Aston Villa star Lee Hendrie speaks out about depression

Posted by in Depression, Featured

Former England and Aston Villa midfielder Lee Hendrie believes the key to beating depression can be as simple as just talking to someone. Hendrie, who tried to commit suicide following the end of his footballing career, financial problems and the breakdown of his marriage, was a guest on Sky Sports News HQ’s ‘Morning View’ on World...

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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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Niall Quinn: Governing bodies need to get to grips with addiction problem

Jun 08, 14 Niall Quinn: Governing bodies need to get to grips with addiction problem

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Niall Quinn insists it’s time Irish sporting bodies got to grips with the addiction problems that have become the norm writes Michael Scully.  Quinn has seen former team-mates fall into the trap of addiction and admits he was lucky to have a support structure in place to prevent him doing the same. It’s why he spoke from the heart...

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