Fulfilling potential through and beyond sport

Smoothing Transition

We are a social enterprise dedicated to improving the support offered to elite and aspiring athletes and players as they transition to a life outside of sport.

 

Through the expertise and first-hand experience of our team members, which include decorated sportspeople in their field, Beth Tweddle, Leon Lloyd and Emma Mason. We aim to make a positive difference to the lives of thousands of athletes across all sports through influencing policy and working collaboratively with Clubs, Governing Bodies, Player Associations, parents and the athletes themselves.

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Real life. Real challenges.
To highlight the challenges athletes and players face when they are confronted, often unexpectedly, with rejection and a life outside of sport, we have compiled a series of real-life case studies. Each example highlights how, with the right planning, preparation and support, it is possible for athletes to extend success and fulfilment to a life outside of sport.
Help from industry experts

Through our extensive work with elite and aspiring athletes, we have a clear understanding of the challenges faced and opportunities presented when moving from a life in sport to a life outside of sport and have developed a range of products and services to help athletes make this transition.

 

We help our athletes in the following ways:

 

  • Masterclasses – our in-depth education programme which can be tailored to an athlete or club’s specific requirements
  • Switched On – an Athlete Membership network that includes a unique online platform that our athletes use to showcase their impressive sporting and non-sporting portfolios and helps to translate their transferable skills
  • One to one mentoring – our athletes have access to those who have walked the walk as well as leaders in business, providing invaluable advice along the way
  • Influencing Duty of Care policies – working with clubs and professional bodies to ensure the needs of their athletes are being met

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  • Benefits of Coaching: Ross Campbell

    Ross has had a dual career in semi-professional football as a player for many years alongside several roles at Heriot-Watt University where he studied and then went on to work for. He’s now an Executive......

  • Meet the Mentor: Jane Marriott

    Jane is a leadership and career coach who over 30 years has developed wide-ranging skills across all HR functions in retail, telecommunications, financial services and other service sectors. Throughout her career, she has accrued a......

  • Meet The Mentor: Stuart Holliday

    Stuart Holliday is a sport and performance psychologist who helps people and teams develop and condition their minds. He’s worked with elites and amateurs in both individual and team sports, having experience with Olympic Archery,......

  • Meet the Mentor: Vicki Fennell

    Vicki Fennell has spent most of her career coaching. She’s coached professional business people including, middle managers and team leaders, teachers, charity workers, small business owners, athletes and military personnel. As a former member of the......

  • Switch the Play are hiring an Operations Manager!

    Job Title: Operations Manager Organisation: Switch the Play (CIC) Salary: £19, 200 – £25, 000 per annum Hours of work – 37.5 hours per week Holidays – 28 days per annum, including Bank Holidays Location:......