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Giving athletes the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence that they require for a dual-career alongside their sporting career.

Life Skills is an extension of PSN’s Player Care Network, that engages directly with young professional athletes through the delivery of educational workshops and employability opportunities, across a range of topics, to support athletes off-the-pitch.

 

With the primary focus of athletes to forge a professional career in their sport, Life Skills is a tailored programme which complements athletes’ existing education curriculums. The initiative guides young athletes through their personal and professional development journey ensuring they are developing the skills, knowledge and confidence they require for dual-career opportunities and their career after sport.

PROPERTY & REAL ESTATE

Understanding the world of property and exploring dual career opportunities

- Professional qualifications
- Work experience
- Office insight day
- One to one advice

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Culture, Strategy & Change

Hemsley Fraser support and empower sports organisations and their athletes with the ability to learn new skills, engage with development tools and overall run a more effective workforce. They also host a variety of educational initiatives to offer guidance on culture, strategy and change delivered through learning, as well as offering HR teams across sport the opportunity to communicate with staff and members through a holistic approach to communication, learning and engagement.

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Accounting & Tax

MHA Carpenter Box is an award-winning firm of accountants, tax and business advisers.

 

Their specialist team of sports specialists advises and supports high performance athletes achieve their financial and business goals. We understand the diverse needs of athletes and work closely with their managers, agents and advisers to provide a holistic approach to their requirements. 

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Foreign Exchange

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Argentex educate athletes on the financial considerations of setting up their own business and allowing them to take full advantage of their secure and bespoke Private Client services when exchanging currencies.

Argentex provides bespoke, cost effective currency solutions to clients across the globe and understand how important it is for sports individuals to have access to sound, trusted advice and tighter pricing. 

Wealth Management

FLM have been helping successful individuals plan for their future for the last 25 years, entrusted with over £1 billion of their client's money with each service being backed by guarantees.

 

Through Life Skills, FLM support in building professional athletes a roadmap and help keep them on track. They have a diverse, dynamic, and technologically enabled team who help their clients to get the most out of life and focus on educating athletes on all areas of financial planning and ensuring they have financial security for life.

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Building a Personal Brand

LinkedIn provide professional athletes with the ability to enhance their personal brand and manage connections throughout their playing career.

LinkedIn gives athletes a professional business identity as well as their status as an athlete, an insight into other industries they may be interested in and is a great way to build a strong business network that may open new opportunities.

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FAQs

What is Life Skills?

As an extension to PSN's global player care network, the Life Skills programme engages directly with young professional athletes to offer further support and provide them with other skills that can benefit them alongside their professional sports careers.

Life Skills comprises of educational workshops, both live and virtual, that complement athletes’ existing curriculums within their formal education and their clubs.

With the primary focus of athletes to forge a professional career in their sport, Life Skills guides young athletes through their journey and provides employability opportunities, industry advice and learning resources that give athletes the skills, knowledge and confidence they need for dual-career opportunities in addition to careers after sport.

How is Life Skills delivered?

Premier Sports Network works closely with sports organisations to build a programme that operates around existing schedules, to deliver tailored content for your specific audience and work with you to ensure our sessions add value to your players and current education offering. 

Our sessions are delivered by industry experts and leading brands and are available both face to face and virtually, with an emphasis on interactivity and the sharing of insights and expertise.

Life Skills is complementary for all clubs, simply choose the topics you would like to engage with and get in contact with us to arrange your sessions.

I am an athlete, how can I get involved?

If you are an athlete and you are interested in the Life Skills programme, you can email Amy Ward, Head of Education at Premier Sports Network at amy@premiersports.agency or request to join our private Linkedin group here to network with other athletes.

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