We’ve all watched the top players playing hockey all around the world and if you’re anything like me, you’ve looked on enviously at what on the surface, seems like a brilliant existence. They get to train and play a sport they love, day in, day out.
They get to hang out with their mates, and they get to see different parts of the world, all in the name of being a professional athlete. However, recently the dark side of that life, which I hadn’t considered for a long time came back into my thoughts thanks to the podcast Let’s Stick Together.
For those unfamiliar, the podcast is a weekly hockey show hosted by Great Britain international Phil Roper alongside teammate Brendan Creed and Dutch international Joep de Mol. The podcast is a great listen and usually covers the lighter side of the game. However, with De Mol unexpectedly being left out of the Netherlands’ World Cup squad, this particular episode took on a slightly more reflective tone.
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