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News - 11 months ago

TYF welcome Nathan Buckley as an ambassador

Tackle Your Feelings is delighted to welcome former AFL coach and player Nathan Buckley as an ambassador for the program.

Ambassador, Blog - 11 months ago

‘You want to be playing the game because you love it and it brings you joy’

Words by TYF ambassador Neville Jetta Growing up in Bunbury, a port city in WA, I would watch the local footy on weekends. My first memory of watching the local sides was watching my cousins play in the under-10s competition. My first cousin, Lewis Jetta (former Sydney and West Coast player), was there and I...

Video - 11 months ago

Peta Searle: A Tackle Your Feelings story

Former St Kilda AFLW coach and pioneer of women's football Peta Searle shared her mental health journey with Tackle Your Feelings.

Ambassador, Blog, Mental Health - 1 year ago

Buckley: ‘Be yourself because everyone else is taken’

Dyaln Buckley shares his personal mantra and why authenticity is key in football clubs.

Mental Health, Video - 1 year ago

Josh Hill: A Tackle Your Feelings story

Former Western Bulldogs and West Coast Eagles player Josh Hill was living out his childhood dream playing in the AFL, but internally he was facing an ongoing struggle with the pressures associated with being an elite athlete. “When you come into the AFL system, you’re instantly put on some sort of pedestal. There’s non-stop pressure...

Ambassador, Blog, Mental Health - 1 year ago

“The only thing we can control is our mindset”

TYF ambassador and Fremantle AFLW captain Kara Antonio shares her experiences in managing team expectations and goals.

Blog - 1 year ago

From the program manager’s desk…

Program Manager Nick Walsh provides an update on Tackle Your Feelings.

Blog, Mental Health - 1 year ago

Understanding the mental and physical toll of injuries

We’ve listed helpful tips for coaches to consider when supporting players who may be experiencing a tough time in their injury recovery process.

News - 1 year ago

“We want to safeguard our playing group”

Community football clubs are the lifeblood of many Australian towns. For the Stratford Football and Netball Club this statement rings true. Located on the Avon River in Victoria, east of Melbourne in Gippsland, the Stratford sporting club connects all aspects of the 2000-strong community. Devastatingly, in 2020 the club experienced the loss of a player...

Mental Health, Video - 1 year ago

Alex Johnson: A Tackle Your Feelings story

After being drafted with pick No. 57 in the 2010 National Draft, Alex Johnson had the dream start to his AFL career. The former Sydney Swans defender played 45 games in his first two seasons, including the 2012 premiership. But, a spate of serious knee injuries following a tear in his anterior crucial ligament (ACL)...

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