22 Jan 2017

Sport: Retirement

From The Weekend, 10:08 am on 22 January 2017

Not every athlete is like Richie McCaw and gets to fly helicopters when they retire.

The final in our series looking at the realities at key stages in a sporting life brings us to the other end of a sporting career - when you retire and the hard transition out of sport.  

Lynn Freeman speaks to Chief Executive of the New Zealand Cricket Players' Association - whose personal development programme focusses heavily on coping with retirement, Heath Mills, and Chris Jackson, who was part of the All Whites squad though the nineties until 2003, including as Captain. Chris has been quite open about depression in retired athletes.

Chris Jackson

Chris Jackson Photo: Supplied