Male Australian Footballers Retrospectively Appreciate Education Post-Matriculation: Retrospective Respect For Education

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Males who excel at sport whilst still at school trivialize education in favour of sport. This study of 12 male Australian footballers aims to examine the hierarchy between education and sport of Australian footballers. Four rugby league,four rugby union and four Australian Rules footballers underwent life history interviews and showed clear prioristation of sport during school. However, the importance of education post-secondary school was recognized by these footballers. This change in perspective supports current research and extends the research by describing perspectives of Australian Footballers post-secondary school. These findings are interesting in that they demonstrate the prioritization of sport and the retrospective significance of education over sport.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe 19th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jan 2020


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