Sydney Swans legend and Australian of the Year 2014, Adam Goodes joins us on Balance to talk about his career, the transition from professional sport, mental health and his passion for giving back.
Adam announced his retirement from professional football in September 2015. He played a total of 372 games in 17 seasons, won two Brownlow medals (2003 and 2006), and two premierships with the Swans in 2012 and 2005.
Adam says he is lucky that many of his good friends retired before him and showed him the way.
“For me, I didn’t really know it was time until I decided in my mind that I wasn’t getting out of the game what I wanted.
“When the passion for the game, for the arena of football, dies, it’s a pretty easy decision in the end. I did it on my terms and if I could go back in time and change anything, would I? Absolutely not.”
Adam says he planned his transition well and now has time to travel and work out what his next passion will be.
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Click on the links below to watch the other parts of my interview with Adam. (if the links aren’t purple they haven’t been published yet. Check back daily for updates)
- Life after AFL and finding a new balance
- Understanding the signs of depression
- Strategies for dealing with depression
- A man’s problem and dealing with domestic violence
- The Go Foundation
- The future of Adam Goodes
- Stand-up for Adam