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Switch the Play Foundation

Switch the Play Foundation support all sportspeople to transition to a life outside of sport. This is achieved through educational masterclasses, an exclusive membership network and our coaching and mentoring services. We are also able to support with sporting organisations to aid in the development of holistic support programs.

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Registered charity no. 1187733

Member since February 2020

About us

The Switch the Play Foundation is the UK’s only charity dedicated to supporting all sportspeople to successfully transition into life outside of sport. Our mission is to improve the transition of thousands of athletes across all sports through training and development, influencing policy and working collaboratively with those who have a duty of care in sport.

Leaving a life in sport can be really tough. Not all sportspeople win gold medals, international caps nor million-pound contracts and when their sporting careers come to an end most will need to start a second career. The evidence shows that for some, this transition can also lead to a loss of identity, a lack of purpose and financial and mental health struggles.

We aim to make athlete transition a positive experience. Preparing sportspeople for that switch will help them fulfill their potential through and outside of sport.