Author Archives: Jon Jackson

Life After Sport: A study featuring Ricky Hatton

In the wake of a brutal defeat to Manny Pacquiao, boxer Ricky Hatton’s first retirement led him into a spiral of drink and depression that reached rock bottom when video footage of him snorting cocaine appeared as a story on … Continue reading

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Time to Talk Interview on talkSPORT

Steven was asked to be a guest on talkSPORT for the ‘Time to Talk’ day which took place on 6th Feburary this year. Across the counry, over a thousand events took place in offices, schools, libraries and even shopping centres. … Continue reading

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Expectations set – belief sets reality-Extract from the book “MIND GAMES”

Extract from the book “MIND GAMES”-Inspirational lessons from the world’s finest sports stars by Jeff Grout and Sarah Perrin. What an athlete believes can determine the outcome. There is no doubt that in sport as in many other areas of … Continue reading

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Views on the performance of the England Team during the Ashes

I was invited into the TalkSport Studio by Andy Jacobs and Paul Hawskbee to give my views on the performance of the England Team during the Ashes. At the time we were 2.0 down with two tests to play. Jonathan … Continue reading

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Aussie opener Chris Rogers ready to conquer fear and make the most of second chance

Regretful thoughts have plagued Chris Rogers over the years, but the recalled batsman is now ready to leave the past behind and embrace the fear he holds for the coming Ashes series. Understandably burnt by the fact he’s reached 35 … Continue reading

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Warning over effect of sledging in cricket. The British Psychological Society

There is always intense rivalry when the England and Australia cricket teams play each other in the Ashes, but one expert has warned that this could be bubbling over into something far more serious and damaging. Steven Sylvester, a Chartered … Continue reading

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Jonathan Trott is a ‘victim of win-at-all costs mentality

The Telegraph-Paul Bolton The win-at-all-costs mentality in high-performance sport could be blamed for Jonathan Trott’s early departure from The Ashes series, a sports psychologist has claimed. Trott is the third England batsman to leave a tour for stress-related reasons in … Continue reading

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Was England batsman Jonathan Trott simply forced to flee the scene of his failures in Australia?

The Telegraph – Derek Pringle Jonathan Trott was not one of the “tough three” England’s psychometric tests showed responded well to provocation from opponents. They were Stuart Broad, Kevin Pietersen and Matt Prior. What Trott registered in those tests is … Continue reading

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Athletes coping with retirement from Sport -BBC Radio 4 Interview

Former world champion David Haye is likely to have to retire from boxing after sustaining serious damage to his shoulder, it emerged this week. However, many people will not realise the impact this sudden end to a career can have … Continue reading

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Man on a mission – Moeen Ali credits Steve Sylvester for much of his 2013 progress

Moeen Ali is proud to be a visible role model for Muslim cricketers in England but his talent with bat and ball is now also catching the eye by George Dobell It’s not the elegant batting you notice first with … Continue reading

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