pace them on a pedestal and we pay them a lot of money and they become quite unbalanced people, Parkin said, who admitted to experiencing his own difficulties adjusting to the end of his playing days.
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your identity is based on your sport, and then you 26 or 29 and injured or the coach gives you the bullet, once that is taken away from you, you can become depressed and find it difficult, he said.
competing, enabled that athlete to cope much better with life beyond sport.
As a teacher in his earlier days, Parkin knows of the issues of early retirement, having seen former colleagues take the option to retire while still in their mid 50s, and then finding themselves drifting, bored, and suffering ill health.
support them in being holistic people and they do it extremely well and are acknowledged across the competition that they are the best club at this. said current research was indicating that by planning for life after sport, while the athlete was still Nike Kyrie 1 Christmas
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Speaking ahead of his appearance tomorrow at the Word for Word nonfiction festival, in a session called When the Game is Up, Parkin said athletes can feel a loss of identity once they retire from their sport.
These were the same sorts of issues felt by people who were unemployed, he said.
could be particularly difficult for athletes because retirement can come more quickly and at a younger age. The added adulation that comes with being a high level sportsperson also makes that transition even more complex.
Mindfulness expert Dr Stephen McKenzie says brain plasticity can be helped by being mindful with mindfulness techniques able to support neuro physiological damage and improve long term depression. Dr McKenzie will be in discussion with rehabilitation physician Michael Vagg and psychologist David Roland.
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When the Game is Up is on Sunday, 11.30am 12.30pm, at Deakin Waterfront campus.
football is not necessarily better, he said. footy club has been the best at this, giving their players time to develop community programs, or do trades or go to university or so some non formal education.
Footy great David Parkin among speakers at Geelong
know I really happy with the government putting the retirement age from 65 to 70. I think it brilliant. four time premiership coach will be joined by panel members Barwon Health director of research Prof Frances Quirk, rehabilitation physician Michael Vagg and sports journalists Warwick Hadfield and Peter Hanlon.
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