Professional Sport

Providing impactful and proven awareness, education and risk management programmes for elite professional athletes, management teams, clubs and governing bodies

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Protecting your teams health & wellbeing

Enabling elite professional athletes to make better informed decisions, reducing distraction and maximising performance

For Professional Athletes

Making athletes aware of the potentially destructive financial implications & health issues out of control gambling can cause

EPIC recognises that untold salaries and spare time are a prime environment for problem gambling in professional sport.

01. Education Sessions

Proven and impactful education and awareness sessions and programmes, specifically tailored to any group of players in any sport. Initially based around personal stories and why the house always wins. Betting Integrity is also covered in our sessions protecting clubs and governing bodies from harmful situations to the sport.

02. Data Collection and Analysis

EPIC use the latest wireless hand held technology to gain insights, in real-time, into player behaviour and attitudes towards gambling. A report is provided post-session within 7 days along with analysis of the findings and how they may be affecting performance either as individuals or as a team.

03. Pathway of Support

Working confidentially with each sports designated treatment providers, EPIC are discreet, confidential and professional. EPIC use their unique experiences to ensure referrals are qualified and better informed.

04. Brief Intervention & Crisis Management

EPIC’s team are made up of combinations of former problematic gamblers and former professional sports people. This blend allows expertise across any situation that may occur with a professional athlete or within a club or other sporting environment.

Testimonials

We have had Paul Buck of Epic Gambling speak to our Munster player members on two occasions, once with the senior players and then with the Academy. Paul’s honest account of his own personal experience with gambling coupled with his excellent presentation skills makes for the most impactful workshop we have ever provided to the players. I would highly recommend the service and in particular, Paul and his frank and open approach.

Marcus HoranRugby Players Ireland Player Development Manager & Former Munster & Ireland Player

The Rugby Players’ Association engages EPIC Risk Management to deliver interactive education sessions to our professional rugby playing members. Professional athletes are recognised as being at greater risk of developing gambling issues than the general public and so we need to provided interactive education for our members in an impactful way. In doing this and by the use of personal stories and experience, EPIC have exceeded expectations, not only in providing top quality education but also valuable advice and guidance at a strategic level.

Rich BryanRPA, Rugby Director

We’d like to thank and recommend the guys at EPIC. Both players and staff walked out of the workshop with an insight and understanding into the scale of gambling addiction. The instant impact which the stories carried, backed up by the questions asked are definitely a recipe for a positive approach to how this is managed within the CFC academy. We all look forward to working with you again next season.

Jack FrancisHead of Lifestyle and Mentoring Chelsea FC

Paul’s session was a real eye-opener. It’s an amazing story but a shocking story, the way Paul put it across was fantastic. It’s all about creating awareness. Hopefully it’s prevention rather than cure and will stop players across the country from falling into the pitfalls of gambling. It’s not just about looking at yourself but also looking out for your team mates. As cricketers we spend a lot of time together in dressing rooms and hotels up and down the country. It’s really important that we all look out for each other. If we see any concerning habits we need to speak up and look after each other as best we can.

Daryl MitchellPCA Chairman and current Worcestershire CCC player

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