Leaving sport or retiring from competition can be a big change and it is widely acknowledged that this can be difficult.
There are resources out there to help with this, here is a brief explanation on why it can be a difficult time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWiPVW1IBVs
Fighters on the on the World Class Performance Programme (WCPP) or based at the Centre of Excellence have a Performance Lifestyle Advisor who works with the fighters based there but there are resources and support available to all of our top level fighters via different agencies. Some of our retired fighters over the coming weeks will talk about their experiences with some of these.
Here are some of our favourite pages:
Founded by former British Olympic Swimming Gold medallist Adrian Moorhouse, they work with global clients across the world to deliver award-winning leadership development, management skills training and transformational change programmes.
Provides support for professional athletes to study for Undergraduate, Masters or Professional Qualifications
Future Smart are currently advertising a bespoke education opportunity for elite fighters/athlete to gain a Post Graduate Certificate in Leadership. You do not need a degree to sign up for this.
|Dame Kelly Holmes Trust
We know world class athletes are a unique asset to society.
That’s why we harness the unique capabilities of athletes who exhibit the high performing attitudes and behaviours required at that level. With the right training and support, they will deliver a legacy to the community wherever they focus their capabilities. This benefits both athletes and the wider community.
Since the Trust was founded in 2008, we have supported over 600 athletes to successfully transition from their sporting careers.
|Switch The Play
The Switch the Play Foundation is the UK’s only charity dedicated to supporting all sportspeople to successfully transition into life outside of sport.
|Next Step Ready
Whether you’re looking to find the right job, set up your own business or just want to have a great plan for when the time comes, the Next Step READY programme is ideal for you.
|The Transition Phase
The Transition Phase is an early careers programme that supports talent from an elite sporting background. We utilise our own experience of having successfully transitioned into careers to provide athletes with career guidance and support, making them aware of their transferrable skills and how they can be utilised in a professional environment, whilst providing organisations with access to high potential talent.
|TASS Lifestyle Workbook
Balancing a dual career is hard. We want to give you the tools you need to help with your own personal development. This booklet contains a selection of exercises and resources to help you. The tools can be completed on your own, or as part of your lifestyle sessions.
|EIS Athlete CV Writing Guide|