Champions Advised On Life After Sports
Retirement from sport is inevitable which is why Sports Training and Outreach Programme (STOP) Champions were taken through a programme that would help them with career transition.
Oceania Regional Anti-Doping Organization (ORADO) Executive Officer and Oceania Athletes Career Program Trainer, Natanya Potoi-Uliai informed Champions that the International Olympic Committee Athlete Career Programme (ACP) , is delivered in cooperation with Adecco with the objective to provide athletes with useful information and tools to prepare them on their journey towards a career after life as competitive athlete.
"Transitioning into the next phase of your life, from competing as an elite athlete to having a career afterwards, needs good reflections of who you are, , smart goals and action plans," she said.
Mrs Potoi-Uliai said the better prepared an athletee, the easier the transition into a career that is enjoyable and rewarding.
STOP Champions are top athletes from different sports that have volunteered their time and effort to advocate and inform the public on the dangers of Non-Communicable Diseases, Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV/AIDS.
STOP Coordinator Jeegar Bhasvar said the IOC Athlete Career Programme was another aspect of training that would allow for STOP Champions to have a future once they finished complete their term as Champions.