SportWorks TALKS – #MeetTheFederations series
‘Transitioning from sports can be hard. The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) is trying to make it a bit easier for their players by providing them with the support to successfully manage their playing career and transition into a second one. Besides the mobile app UEFA for Players, they have recently launched the UEFA Assist Career Transition Programme (CTP). According to Antoine Fournier, Education & Knowledge Assistant at UEFA, the average span of a football career is five to six years and an injury could cut that timeline even shorter. But perhaps most alarmingly, 40% of professional players declare bankruptcy or find themselves in dire financial straits within five years of retirement.
So it’s never too early to start thinking about the future. UEFA for Players supports players in the management of their career, both and off the pitch, and helps them prepare for what comes after.
In this #SportWorksTALK, find out more about the innovative method that’s been instrumental in helping over 1500 registered participants prepare for that next step. ‘