State of Sport 2018: Survey

State of Sport 2018: Survey

According to a new survey conducted by the Professional Players' Federation (PPF), more than half of former professional sportspeople have had concerns about their mental or emotional wellbeing since retiring.

Of the 800 respondents, one in two ex-players ‘did not feel in control of their lives within two years of finishing their careers’. The data was released to the BBC as part of a State of Sport investigation into life after sport.

Simon Taylor, Chief Executive of the PPF said: "Transition from professional sport can be a daunting prospect. The fact that retirement for sportsmen and women normally happens in their 30’s only compounds the problems."

The research covers former players in the professional games of rugby, cricket and football. 

The full BBC article can be found here 

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