Concussions

Sports headlines continue to dominate off-field problems; from accusations of mistakes in doping, match-fixing and governance to problems of eligibility, such as nationality and hyperandrogenism. These are all problems that tend to elicit powerful feelings and divided opinion – whether it’s pub discussions or attorneys battling it out in front of the Sport Court of Arbitration. There is yet another …

Turn your setbacks into comebacks

Strength shows not only in the ability to persist, but in the ability to start over The eighth edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup is just a few days away. It is one of those adrenaline-fuelled times when aspiring athletes and sports enthusiasts harmonize to cheer for their favourite teams, while the best women battle it out to emerge …

Kindness

Have you ever considered how every one of your actions impacts someone else? Did it ever occur to you that your decisions affect someone else somewhere down the road? If you are flying solo with no one but yourself to worry about then you probably see this as a rare occurrence; that how you are living your life is dramatically …

Battle Cry

They say injuries in sports must happen for one to truly learn that sport. This statement can be true but to some extent- only to the point that the injury associated doesn’t have life-changing effects. Accidents in sports have caused many such injuries. The most common and also the most lethal are concussions. In this article, I will discuss concussions …

Fear of concussions shouldn’t deter women from playing soccer

Different researches have shown that women are twice as likely to get concussions from sports-related head injuries as compared to men. Many researchers, as well as people, particularly misogynists, have got an opportunity to take these researches as an excuse to propagate discouragement of sports amongst women — mainly games like soccer that are prone to collision and contact. As …

Ten Years to Reclaiming My Life

Ten years ago Rianne Schorel embarked on an incredible journey to recovery after sustaining a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Every athlete’s response to physical injury is different, and so is the individual process of recovery. As a former soccer player and TBI survivor, I have spent the last ten years on a long, arduous, and eventful journey of empowering myself …