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#101 Life after Professional Sport

From hero to zero in a week. Or so it seems for some professional athletes who are forced to retire (through age or injury) or are simply, ‘no longer required’. Friday: athlete. Monday: unemployed. When your sport has been your complete focus and identity for decades (and your club has been your ‘family’) and then, in the space of a day you’re no longer an athlete or team member, what happens to the human behind the role, the reputation and the identity? In this episode, Craig goes deep with ex-AFL player, Jamie Shanahan (162 games, St. Kilda, Melbourne) exploring this question and some of the relevant issues and challenges.