“Beyond that Final Whistle”
- Tuesday 19th December 2023
Beyond that Final Whistle
Where once adept, perhaps even lauded in their profession, rugby union players confrontation with choice, meaning, carving out new existences beyond the meaningfulness of sport, rugby, team - the known - presents challenges.
Literature suggests many players confronting transition to non-player experience bewilderment, confusion, and sense of meaningless as they search for different occupations, activities, understandings of self and relation at relatively young ages. Some depict catastrophic experience, some successful, but it remains an area lacking in research and which from an existential, phenomenological perspective appears non-existent to my knowledge.
Exploring this planned or often unplanned journey to different being and meaning-making at “retirement” and how such individual existential journeys are encountered, is the meat of this research. The experiencee of a British Lion rugby union professional player who generously and openly gave his time to this research.
£6.00 fee, CPD certs available.