Athlete Transition Support Programme


12 June 2018


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If you're interested in signing up to this year's programme, please contact

Designed in partnership with Sheffield University Psychology Department, the programme is run by Rick Cotgreave and Jenna Woolven and supported by a team of past Olympians and sport psychologists.

At Lane4, we understand that the transition athletes embark upon as they finish elite sport is often complex and challenging. We are incredibly passionate about supporting people during this period, drawing on extensive experience that includes academic research coupled with practical, first-hand perspectives.

What will you learn?

Our three-day programme raises awareness and understanding of the psychology of athlete transition. It gives people a chance to share personal experiences with fellow athletes and recognise that you’re not alone in coming to terms with an identity shift as you move beyond the world of competitive sport. You will develop personal resilience and mental well-being techniques, as well as exploring how to find meaning in a life and career away from the sporting arena. You will benefit from, and become part of, Lane4’s growing support network for transitioning athletes.

Who is this programme for?

We welcome anyone onto this programme who:

  • Has been through or is going through retirement from elite or professional sport
  • Is interested in exploring the emotional journey of life after sport
  • Must be able to attend all three one-day workshops in Maidenhead on 27th September, 25th October and 29th November 2019.

The programme is free and a hardship fund is available where travel costs are prohibitive.

“It’s been eye-opening to look at my career in a different way. It’s helped me to get a new perspective and feel like I am moving on.”

2017 Athlete Transition Support Programme Participant

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