PFATV:Take Control Workshop with Sheffield Wednesday

PFATV recently accompanied PFA Education’s Paul Raven and Shane Birtles as they presented to the Sheffield Wednesday U-23 squad about preparing for the future.

The PFA 'Take Control' workshop aims to help support members when preparing for the transition from being a player to life after football.

While you are playing, many decisions are made for you, by coaches, managers, agents and advisors. However, it is totally different outside ‘the game’ where you are expected to make your own choices, about education, employment, and financial planning. This is perhaps the reason why you are tempted to delay thinking about the future a little longer than you know you should!

But don’t be daunted! With help from the PFA you can ‘map’ your progression pathway whilst you’re playing and then begin to put it into effect before the time comes when someone else is making a decision on your future.

The PFA funded workshop enables you to gain a greater understanding of the key transition issues affecting elite performers and encourages you to explore new challenges and opportunities. The workshop will help:

- Explore the athlete identity and how it impacts upon the transition process

- Identify your strengths and match them to the most appropriate career options

- Plan your career pathway

- Develop effective networks

- Reassess your finances and plan prudently

- PFA transition support and player wellbeing

PFA Education host regional ‘Take Control’ transition workshops throughout the season along with the annual ‘Making the Transition’ event.