Find out why I started the Fly On The Ball blog
Being out of contract is a worrying and unsettling time for any player. In this post I speak about the processes, how it can feel as a player with no contract and how you can prepare yourself for the next opportunity.
Professional footballers use professionals for many things in their careers, but an accountant is often not one of them! Jack Mackreth is the director of Kyzen Sports, an accountancy firm that specialise in professional sports. In this blog he explains the benefits of using the services of an accountant and the pitfalls players need to look out for to avoid a nasty suprise!
Entering the world of full-time football isn’t experienced by many people and those who are lucky enough to do so, often aren’t sure what to expect. I was no different! Now at 28 I can look back and realise where I could have done things differently. So I’ve written a letter to my 16-year-old self on how I would approach the world of full-time football now that I’ve been through the journey.
Do football players really need an agent? If you want to know more about agents within professional football and the impact they can have on a players career then read this blog.
Injuries are the worst part of the game for footballers. The majority are unavoidable but some are down to lack of care and neglect towards the body. Find out what players go through mentally and physically when injured but also how players can ensure they are given themselves the best chance possible to avoid the dreaded injuries!
Read about: 1. My return to training after 9 months out with a serious knee injury. 2. My experience at St. Georges Park with Game Changer Performance 3. A setback that I was hoping to avoid
An in-depth chat with Wales international Jonny Williams about his career and contrasting experiences on his journey, including a European Championship semi-final against Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal!
Have you ever struggled or currently struggling with self-doubt in your football career? We all will at some point on the journey, so read about how you can manage it when it creeps into your game.
Signing a professional contract is the dream for millions but as soon as you sign that first, you are immediately playing to earn your next.
In this article you can discover the truth behind 5 common stereotypes and misconceptions of a professional footballer. 1. Football is easy 2. Footballers are all immature 3. All footballers are immune to criticism 4. Footballers have a bad attitude 5. Footballers are only concerned with the money