working backwards

Working Backwards: My secret weapon for goal setting

How far do you need to plan ahead for success? A month, a year, a decade? The answer varies, depending on the goal you…

new team

Leave your ego at the door: four tips for joining a new team

We’ve all been the team newbie at some point. On a sporting field surrounded by unfamiliar faces, or on the first day…

international rugby

London calling – why I’m making the move to international rugby

London calling - why I'm making the move to international rugby, by Nick Phipps There’s certainly plenty to be said for…

3 life lessons learned playing sport

3 life lessons learned playing sport - by Nick Phipps As a lifelong fan, I get so much joy from watching sports, even…

Three reasons why sport and study are a winning combination

Some people might say that a person who says their main profession is playing a sport that they love, at both state and…

Why you need to switch off in an ‘always on’ culture

When you’re at the top level of your chosen sport or profession, it’s tempting to turn into a walking meme. Be The 24/7…

Four ways to get back on the winner’s list

Elite sport exposes you to almost every emotion in the human gamut, from the giddy heights of success to the depths of…