Where athletes matter and preparation for life after sport begins now!
Mike McKay was part of one of Australia’s most marketable sports teams – the Oarsome Foursome. The crew won gold at the 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games in the coxless four; world championship gold in the same boat in 1990 and 1991, and another world championships the coxed four in 1998. Mike also raced in the 2000 Olympic Games silver medal winning eight and 2004 Olympic bronze medal winning eight. Mike chats to Rupert about finding the balance between life and sport and the infamous Goulburn Valley fruit ads.
Mike Pyke has transitioned out of multiple sports. He played ice hockey, basketball and soccer at school in Canada, before switching to rugby union and making the Canadian national team. After more than 20 appearances, including the 2007 Rugby World Cup, Mike switched to the AFL. He played 110 games for the Sydney Swans before hanging up his boots for good. He chats to Rupert about the skills he learned that helped him excel post-sport, and how nothing will ever quite match a sunny Saturday afternoon game!
Former National Rugby League player Dan Conn still finds it hard to admit he is an addict. Dan retired in 2011 aged 25, after a neck injury required him to have a spinal fusion. By then, he was already addicted to painkillers. Now wellness director for the Collective Wellness Group, Dan hopes recounting his story can help others to avoid the pathway to potential self-destruction he followed. He chats to Rupert about how he recognised and eventually overcame his addiction.
Kath Koschel (Cricketer)
Kath Koschel is an elite cricketer who has overcome some incredible personal challenges. Kath speaks candidly to Rupert about her life, career and how she overcame catastrophic injuries and mental and emotional anguish. She describes how she used these challenges to develop an outlook that led her to found The Kindness Factory and become the inspiring individual she is today. Kath ends the podcast with some great advice for current athletes.