Sport is a wonderful thing. But the pressure of representing your country, county, town or village can be a heavy burden.
Sport is a wonderful thing. But the pressure of
representing your country, county, town or village
can be a heavy burden. Kate Hills, national children’s
officer for Swim Ireland, former inter-county
footballer Dermot Earley and Michael Bennett of the
Professional Footballers Association (PFA) share their
wisdom on how their respective sporting organisations
support and encourage player/athlete welfare.
Dermot is the former president and the current
Chief Executive of the Gaelic Players Association (GPA)
while Michael is the Head of Welfare at the PFA, where
he works on their Anti-Bullying Workshop. The initiative
has been rolled out to all Premier League clubs and
he also delivers diversity training to scholars at
Premier League clubs.