Playing Professional Women's Rugby
Taz Bricknell is a professional rugby union player, playing in the Premier 15s for Worcester Warriors. She plays in the backrow and has also played for Gloucester-Hartpury and England Under 20’s.
Today I’m joined by Taz Bricknell, a professional rugby player for Worcester Warrior where she talks about the challenges involved in playing professionally in a male dominated sport. We also discuss how COVID-19 has impacted her daily routines and her role as an ambassador in The Sports Business Club.
Key Learning Points:
- Taking a positive mindset towards negativity and using it as motivation.
- Don’t listen to what outsiders have to say, focus on yourself and your teammates.
- It’s natural that the Coronavirus has an impact on your motivation.
- Managing playing professional rugby yet working many hours too.
- Dealing with criticism on social media.
- The importance of exercise and social contact for your mental health.
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Rugby Mental Performance Coach and Sports Psychologist to many Rugby Players around the world from UK and Ireland, to South Africa, Australia and New Zealand using ONLINE Video Conferencing (Zoom, Skype, Facetime, Whatsapp).
Managing Director – Inspiring Sporting Excellence, Host of Demystifying Mental Toughness Podcast, and Founder of The Sports Psychology Hub. With over a decades’ experience supporting athletes, coaches, parents and teams to achieve their goals, faster.
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