Marco van Basten: Why stress prompted manager to leave role

Feb 03, 15 Marco van Basten: Why stress prompted manager to leave role

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Pressure. Responsibility. People counting on you, looking to you, doubting you, challenging you. The burden. The problems. The relentlessness. And then the palpitations.  Last autumn, Marco van Basten reached a defining moment in his personal and professional life. He accepted that he had to make public his private difficulties and...

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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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Ronan O’Gara: If you have a happy person, you will have a happy player

Nov 01, 14 Ronan O’Gara: If you have a happy person, you will have a happy player

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Ronan O’Gara joined Ray Darcy in the Today FM studios recently. The former Irish International and Munster player discussed rugby, life in France and the importance of feeding your family a healthy dinner. From a coaching point of view he also discussed the importance of player welfare and how you have to look at players...

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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

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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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