What’s behind the Aftermatch project
The AFTERMATCH project’s approach is based on this basic question: “which competences, acquired during sport career, can be successfully transferred in the labour market in order to offer athletes the opportunity to recycle and spend their knowledge in and for the companies? And how?”.
Professional athletes are forced to live two times!
The AFTERMATCH project intends to focus in particular on “post sport careers and employment opportunities for ex-athletes”, by moving forward existing examples with an innovative approach considering sport teachers, trainers & managers as the main driving force.
Despite the existence of “Protocols” for some Federations in Europe, there is still a significant need for stronger educational efforts in order to equip the staff of sport associations / federation with competences enabling them to transfer knowledge on “dual career” in the right way: AFTERMATCH project intends to act exactly on that.
It's not simple...
It's a vision
AFTERMATCH project intends to promote a positive behaviour among athletes and ex-athletes, as well as to raise awareness about the need for paving the way for an “exit strategy” after the end of the sport career. Our solution is to improve the educational power of sport teachers, trainers and sportive associations / federation managers by means of innovative training modules (the AFTERMATCH Model). By acting like this, the project offers an opportunity for athletes and ex-athletes to innovate their professional profile by focusing also on acquired “sport related transversal skills”.