I know, your inbox and social media is full of emails and posts about goal-setting and how to “plan your best 2019 ever!” right? Well, in this article I am going to be talking about 2019, but I’m actually going to be focusing on 2018. Why, you may be asking, when 2018 is essentially done and dusted? For one great reason – you achieve a hell of a lot in a year and I’m guessing that the majority of us don’t stop to acknowledge that! We just power right on through into the next year, scribbling down all our grandiose goals on New Year’s Day, without actually stopping to consider what actually went down this past year. Take a moment. What did you actually accomplish this year? What were the good bits, the hard bits, and the lessons you learned from both? What’s worth keeping and bringing into the new year, instead of throwing the baby out with the bathwater and starting all over again?
Huge few weeks for our #EastAfricanSportScienceIntern Felix! Massive leaps in practical development & impressive skill set portrayed as he worked hard to co-develop and deliver services with our @HarperPerform team in recovery nutrition, injury monitoring, active recovery, training monitoring, and movement programming. We threw everything at him and he soaked it up like a sponge! Incredible! So very excited to see what the next two months bring! 🇺🇬 #EASSI #internship #mentorship #performancedevelopment #EastAfrica #makingsportfairer #levellingtheplayingfield #equality #equity #performancesupport #changeiscoming #SDG2030
Today I was on camera. I don’t particularly enjoy being in the spotlight, but I do love being able to talk about women and girls in sport, leadership, health, and performance. It was such a fun experience! I had the pleasure of meeting Regina from Sports Women Connect last week here in Kampala and jumped at the opportunity to be on her show whilst I’m here 🇺🇬 Thank you for the great chat Regina! #WomenInSport #womeninleadership #equality #sport #health #performance #athletehealth #femaleathlete #performancesupport
Final day for us today at the Football For Good Academy here in Kampala 🇺🇬 Wrapping up 2 weeks of project delivery enhancing sports nutrition provision, hydration, and recovery strategies; implementing active recovery program and training load monitoring system; injury monitoring; a movement screening process and corrective program. So excited to see the impact of these interventions in optimizing training and performance for these scholars. Thanks to the coaches and technical staff on the ground for co-designing and delivering this support with our @harperperformance team ✌🏻 . . . . #EASSI #EastAfricanSportScienceInternship #EastAfrica #performancedevelopment #capacitybuilding #football #performancesupport #SDG2030 #makingsportfairer #equalplayingfield #levellingtheplayingfield #equalopportunity
Sunday is stretching & movement program day for the senior Football For Good scholars here in the academy. Great session co-designed and led by our intern Felix, after expanding his knowledge and skills in athletic development this past week. Looking forward to seeing the change! 🇺🇬 #EASSI #EastAfricaSportScienceInternship #EastAfrica #capacitybuilding #football #performancesupport #performancedevelopment #makingsportfairer #levellingtheplayingfield #equality #SDG2030
Saturday match day here in Kampala for the Football For Good Academy juniors. Great game play, a 5-3 thrashing of the locals including 2 goals from our girls Mary and Lydia (in black). Top effort team! 🇺🇬 #ExcellenceInEastAfrica #LevellingThePlayingField #MakingSportFairer #ChangeIsComing #equalplayingfield #womeninsport #africa #equality #football #performancesupport #development #SDG2030 @ffg_academy
Round 3 - let the fun begin! For the next 2 weeks I’ll be reuniting with my @harperperformance team in Kampala, delivering the next phase of our performance support project with our local partners @ffg_academy 🇺🇬 Our focus this trip is on recovery nutrition and nutrient optimization, active recovery strategies, and establishing foundational movement programs, and workshops for the scholars, coaches and of course our EASSI intern! Stay tuned for updates of what we get up to on the ground! It’s going to be an epic week ✌🏻#performancesupport #makingsportfairer #equalplayingfield #sportsdevelopment #football #sustainability