STP host Network event

This July, we were proud to host the first coming together of the Switch The Play network at the Institute of Sport, Exercise & Health in London.

21 Jul STP host Network event

This event brought together key decision makers and athletes representing organisations including The Premier League, The Rugby Player’s Association, Volleyball England, The Lawn Tennis Association, Professional Cricketers’ Association, Leicester Tigers, Crystal Palace Football Club, Brentford Football Club, Loughborough University, Bath University and St Mary’s University, amongst many other esteemed guests and colleagues.

STP Network Event – July 2016 from STP on Vimeo.

Here are just a few of the key findings from the day:

– Over a third of you agreed that our priority role should be to work with the industry to find solutions to the issues surrounding transition

– 59% of you said that it is the athlete’s responsibility to help themselves during retirement, but that player readiness and empowerment are two of the key challenges surrounding transition

– The majority identified understanding more about the challenges of transition as the key learning from the day. We hope that bringing this diverse and high-level group together gave you the opportunity to view the debate in 360.

To find out more about the event, you can view the event presentations and further information about the delegates and agenda on our Wakelet.