Inside the mind of a professional sports player

You watch them on the TV, you cheer or boo them at the stadium and for many young kids you look up to them.

The life of a professional athlete is one of perseverance, hard work, glory and often a loss.

But what comes after you’ve played your last game? Or run your last race?

An event held at the University of Technology Sydney this week called UTSpeaks: Athletic Excellence is taking a closer look at what it takes to reach the top in the pro sporting world and in one particular talk, making peace with the end of a career which for some doesn’t always come easy.


  • Toby Newton-John – Senior Lecturer in Psychology in the Graduate School of Health at the University of Technology Sydney.

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