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Wisden Cricketers of the Year 2014: Chris Rogers could scarcely believe he was living the moment that had been so many years in the making

“Cricket Australia got criticised for picking the side so far out, but it helped me massively,” Rogers says. “It forced me to face my fears – but in a controlled and helpful environment at Middlesex. I knew I was building … Continue reading

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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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The Journey of Retirement – from Selfish to Selfless

Over the last month I’ve been working with various athletes from different sports including football, golf, snooker and cricket regarding the difficult transition of their retirement. The Retirement withoutEGO programme allows the sportsman or woman to take the difficult journey … 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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Only Great Leadership can heal the humiliation of England’s first Test Match defeat against Australia

Here are my initial questions following my observations of day one of the 2nd Test Match in Adelaide. 1. Did we witness an emotional ‘hangover’ from the Brisbane Test Match? That is, did the England team look subdued or flat? … 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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What happens when your greatest dream becomes your greatest fear?

Work-related stress caused workers in Great Britain to lose 10.4 million working days in 2011/12 based on the UK Health and Safety Executive Labour Force Survey data. Furthermore, The total number of cases of stress in 2011/12 was 428 000 … Continue reading

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