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#03 Guy Walker x Off Court // Transitioning From Pro-Athlete to The Real World

Guy Walker arguably lived the dream of every young aspiring athlete – a professional in two different sports (Cricket + AFL).

Guy was one of those kids that could do it all – a master of everything he touched. After signing his professional cricket contract injuries started to take its toll on his young body. His fast-bowling skillset became more and more difficult.

As a talented footballer, Guy was picked up by Melbourne Football Club as a Category B Rookie, but devastation in the first pre-season would ultimately end his career and force him into early retirement by age 24.

I personally really enjoyed this chat with Guy about professional sport, the pressures, trials and tribulations, obligations of sporting bodies to their employees and the difficulties of transitioning into the ‘real-world’.

Enjoy.

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