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Exploring Athlete Retirement – ‘The Identity Crisis’

‘Retirement Identity Crisis’ – it’s a real thing, and when it happens it can be an all-consuming experience. Most of us work for many years before making the decision to retire, be it through age, relocation or various other reasons. For the most part, retirees have become very much attached to their working role – a career, in which they’ve immersed so much of themselves and for athletes, it’s this exact reason why identity crisis is so ubiquitous when they eventually move on from sport.