Playing sports was part of my life growing up. You might say it was all of my life, all kinds of sports.
It was what made me “me”; I was known for being very athletic. I played all of the time – we had a great sports curriculum in all of the schools I went to and during recess or after school my friends and I would be playing soccer, touch football or hockey all year round.
Once I got a little older, playing sport became my job. I played eight professional seasons of hockey in the UK and when I stopped playing, I continued working in the sporting world as a television host for a sports broadcaster.
At the age of 30, I stopped working in the sporting world altogether and my whole life changed. I would like to say for the better but that is just not true. I lost my identity. I lost my connection with teammates and I lost the drive and spirit of competition.
I understand what it is like to feel lost when we stop playing the sports we love. So many of us have gone down that path. However, we now have a chance to reconnect – with people who also understand the loss of not playing anymore.
Come and join in – share your stories with us and find a connection with others who’ve had similar life experiences. Then, let’s do something together that will change us all for the better.
Re-Tribe is a platform for ex athletes (from all sports and levels) to come to to reconnect. Recreate the accountability you once had with your teammates with our Re-Tribers so that you can take part in positive physical, mental and spiritual activities that will improve your lifestyle.
“The power of change comes in connection with others”