Mar 31, 2019
Neil Wainwright is a former professional footballer who was
purchased by Sunderland, at 20 years old, for £100,000 and is now
the Academy coach of Morcambe FC.
In this podcast:
- How Neil dealt with his move to Sunderland, the ego boost of
being a professional footballer and having money to spend.
- Mental health in sport and how to cope with a feeling of losing
your identity when you retire, as well as preparing young
footballers and children for later life.
- Exercise plans and how to deal with injury; including, how
mental, physical and nutritional preparation for has changed in
- The importance of a tribe and reconnecting with fellow
- Once Upon A Smile - a charity that he is a proud patron of, who
provide emotional and practical support to bereaved families
(especially children who have experienced the death of a parent or
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