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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Bradley warns emerging stars of pitfalls that lie ahead

Dec 17, 14 Bradley warns emerging stars of pitfalls that lie ahead

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Former Arsenal protege opens his heart about mistakes that made for an unfulfilled career: Stephen Bradley’s scars have healed – both the physical and the emotional ones by  Garry Doyle in the www.independent.ie Now a retired footballer who has turned his eye to coaching and scouting, the very personal story Bradley tells...

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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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Research Journal Paper: The relationship between athletic identity and problems of retirement from athletics in Iran

Sep 19, 14 Research Journal Paper: The relationship between athletic identity and problems of retirement from  athletics in Iran

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This is a research journal paper looking at sport retirement transition to a normal life and the problem`s that may arise and to be aware of when a career comes to an end. ABSTRACT Retirement from competitive sport is special kind of transition. Transition from competitive sport may be difficult process. Some researchers believe...

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Irish cricketer John Mooney’s talks about his battle with depression

Sep 16, 14 Irish cricketer John Mooney’s talks about his battle with depression

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Ireland cricketer John Mooney has given a candid interview to  RTÉ’s Game On about his struggle with depression. He details his battle and how he struggled to deal with an early-life trauma, turning to drink and getting into trouble as a teenager. It all came to a head earlier this year when Ireland were on tour in the Caribbean....

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