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Career Coaching for Sports Professionals

Birkdale Collective’s career coaching for sports professionals is solely based on the needs and concerns of the individual. On this page you will find information and relevant links to coaches, pricing and more.

Why Birkdale Collective?

Birkdale Collective are a group of individuals united in two opinions. The first is that students and professionals alike need help in their job search. The second is that help should be affordable without any compromise on quality.

Getting a job (and performing well in that job) is difficult. Career coaching helps you with your Commercial Awareness, CV, Cover Letters, Job Applications, Online Tests, Video Interviews, Face-to-Face Interviews, Assessment Centres, Soft Skills and much more. We help you make sure that you are heading into a career you are going to be both suitable for, and that you have a passion for doing. Birkdale Collective aims to deliver advice which we know will be helpful, and also advice that addresses your individual concerns.

Birkdale Collective are members of the Professional Association of Résumé Writers & Career Coaches (PARWCC) and our coaching team holds a number of accreditations. This means you can trust us to deliver the best possible coaching to meet your needs and help you get the right start in your career.

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The issue for Sports Professionals…

Careers for sports professionals end with a significant amount of time left to pursue another career. However, options for advice on this are scarce. In January 2022, Crystal Palace became the first football club to offer the opportunity to assist 18-23 year olds with their options once they are released. Phrases attached to this issue are duty of care, moral obligation and very importantly mental health. Whatever age, when a person’s time in any sport comes to an end, the adaptation to another can be extremely difficult.

Sports professionals have numerous transferrable skills that can be harnessed and used properly in other fields, not just if they remain in their chosen sport.

For individuals, we deliver career coaching to help in your next step. For clubs and sports organisations, we can deliver one-off workshops, group coaching or any careers-related sessions to meet your team’s needs. With our team having over 10 years’ experience in career coaching, Birkdale Collective wish to offer this support to all who may need it, no matter the level or the sport.

Coaches and Specialists

Who are the Coaches and Specialists? Take a detailed look at our team and their profiles here.

Example Sessions


Workshops from
  • available to Sports Organisations of all levels
Individual Coaching available from
  • including 10 sessions and 6 months of email support once the sessions are completed