Before, During and After Professional Football

Before, During and After Professional Football Danny Thomas is a former professional footballer who started his career as a trainee at Nottingham Forest and Leicester, making his debut in the Premiership against Newcastle United.  He went on to maintain a career in the game playing for a number of clubs including A.F.C Bournemouth.  He is …

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How to Support Young Footballers

How to Support Young Footballers Edu Rubio is a highly motivated football coach experienced in team management and coaching.  Where he has spent time coaching at Valencia C.F., Chelsea Football Club and is now a technical consultant at Crystal Palace Football Club. Edu is highly skilled in the development of players & team performance. He …

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Why Talking Matters

Why Talking Matters Mental Toughness is not just about getting your head down and gritting it out, it’s more complex than that.  Simply talking about the situations that we find ourselves in, our problems or challenges can help people in lots of different ways, even if you are mentally tough. You’ll find in this episode, …

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How Does Sport Psychology In Elite Football Academies Help

How Does Sport Psychology In Elite Football Academies Help James Maurice is a HCPC Chartered Sport and Exercise Psychologist, and is currently in his first year of his PhD looking into parental engagement within elite academy football at Wolverhampton University.   James is also a member of the Sport Psychology team at Wolverhampton Wanderers Football …

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Thriving in Professional Football

Thriving in Professional Football Jamie Forrester is a former professional footballer with a 19-year playing career.  Jamie represented Leeds United FC at Premier League level, numerous other clubs both at home and abroad including Hull City, AJ Auxerre (France) and FC Utrecht (Holland) as well as England U15, U16 & U18 which also included 2 …

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How to Develop Mental Toughness with Young Footballers

How to Develop Mental Toughness with Young Footballers Natalie Henderson is Professional Football Coach and with many years’ experience working with Premier League & International Youth Athletes, both male and female.  She was also the first ever full-time female coach to work in a Men’s Premier League Academy as well as a proud winner of …

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Mental Toughness in Professional Football

Julian Dowe

Sports Psychology Tips: Mental Toughness in Professional Football Julian Dowe is a former professional footballer whose knee injury prematurely ended a stuttering career after nine years in the game.  During this time he played at various levels in England, Spain, Scotland, Sweden & Latvia. Retirement allowed Julian to observe of grassroots and elite level football …

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From Professional Football to Alcoholism Consultant

Kieron Brady 3

Sports Psychology Tips: From Professional Football to Alcoholism Consultant Kieron Brady is a former professional footballer who played for Sunderland AFC, debuting for the 1st team at 17 years old and, scoring in the English top flight as an 18 year old.  He also played for the Republic of Ireland, where he once claimed a …

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Academy Football, Professional Football, Injuries and Early Retirement

Brendan Pearson

Sports Psychology Tips: Academy Football, Professional Football, Injuries and Early Retirement Brendan Pearson was a talented goalkeeper who progressed through Newcastle United’s academy system, signing professional terms.  He went on to play for the club’s under 23’s and had spells on loan where he played for Gateshead F.C.  He also spent time between the posts …

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