Life after football: ‘Players need much more help’

Feb 03, 15 Life after football: ‘Players need much more help’

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A study which shows that over half of footballers suffer from a clinical level of psychological distress after being released from a club at a young age has led to further calls for improved after-care in the game as explained here by RTE Sport The study at Teeside University in England indicated that 55% of a sample of players...

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Jason McAteer – Retirement Lead To A “Deep Depression”

Oct 11, 13 Jason McAteer – Retirement Lead To A “Deep Depression”

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After retiring from the game in 2007, his life descended into crisis.Gary Doyle (www.thestar.ie) interviews Jason McAteer and discusses the mental demons he battled when he retired from Football. McAteer talks about how so many players have absolutely no future planned out for themselves once they hang up their boots.  Not managing...

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“700 players facing the scrapheap after being released from their clubs”

Oct 04, 13 “700 players facing the scrapheap after being released from their clubs”

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With 700 players facing the scrapheap after being released from their clubs, will they turn their lives around or end up in prison like Michael Kinsella? As fascinating read and write up by Joe Bernstein (www.dailymail.co.uk) in to the extreme issues that footballers face when they are released from their clubs, and a lot of the...

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