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Our Idea

Why did your team choose to focus on this challenge?

Our team chose to focus on this challenge because we can relate to it as we all play sports. Some members of our team have had sport injuries and understand the impact that it can have on mental health.

What have you learned about the challenge that you didn't know before?

We have found out that it effects a lot more people than we had expected. For eg. we watched an informative program on past GAA players on TG4 and were surprised how their past time can affect their mental health, for example, when they are injured or go into retirement.

Outline the specific problem you would like to solve for your Hero and two or three solutions you think would help.

The problems our hero faces are dealing with injuries going to matches and performance anxiety. The solutions would be to see a counselor and see what he/ she/ them says or see a sports physiotherapist. We would like to find a way reduce the amount of pressure put on players, and put supports in place for players going through injuries or facing retirement.

Ask your Mentor anything.

Do you have any experience of injury or retirement from sport? How did you deal with it?

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