Achieving something most people only get to dream of – playing competitive sport at an elite level is an incredible experience for an athlete. Spending every day doing something they love and achieving the praise and adoration of others can be incredibly exciting, but the reality is that it doesn’t last forever. For many, the journey comes to an end unexpectedly early, maybe as the result of injury, release or not getting a contract renewed. This can be completely devastating , especially if there is no preparation for a life outside of sport.
All retired athletes agree that it is never too early to prepare for the end of a sporting career. The sooner the process can start, the more likely it is to have a positive impact on the athlete as they are secure in the knowledge that their unique skills and character strengths can be harnessed to achieve success outside of competition.
This is where Switch the Play can help.
Enabling athletes and sports people to fulfil potential through and beyond sport is what drives us.