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Inspired Exchange & Switch The Play join forces!

Switch the Play and Inspired Exchange have announced a new strategic partnership to support the needs of transitioning athletes. Most athletes need a post sport career to sustain them, and professional support is needed to help them plan and prepare for life after sport. Inspired Exchange will use its many years of insight and experience to support the dynamic new Switch the Play network through event management, social media activity and in the provision of direct athlete support services. 
 
Switch the Play Director and former England Rugby Union international Leon Lloyd said "There is a need to work collaboratively and holistically to meet the needs of athletes looking to develop their skills and employability potential, and it is great to be working with an established and respected company in this field. We are excited by the prospect of working with Inspired Exchange to support sporting organisations from across sport create improved opportunities for the athlete community”
 
Inspired Exchange Director Mary Healy said " It is great to link up with Switch the Play and to work as part of a strong and emerging network to help athletes confidently plan for the future. Our practical skills and experience are a great match to the insight and understanding that Switch the Play bring to this important area of work”
 
Both the Government and Sport England respective strategies identify the athlete as an important element of the sporting landscape, and this new partnership will work to help provide improved opportunities for athletes for the future.
For more information visit www.switchtheplay.com and www.inspiredexchange.co.uk
 
Notes:
Switch The Play CiC is a social enterprise with the mission to support people through transition to fulfil their potential through and beyond sport. It aims to work with the industry and support all those landscape partners with a shared interest in talent, sport in education, athletic performance, individual welfare and transition.