The Sporting Failures Club

Episode 3 - Dan Jackson joins the SFC

October 02, 2020 Michael Roberts and Jack Hicks-Flynn
The Sporting Failures Club
Episode 3 - Dan Jackson joins the SFC
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The Sporting Failures Club
Episode 3 - Dan Jackson joins the SFC
Oct 02, 2020
Michael Roberts and Jack Hicks-Flynn

In our third episode, we are joined by ex-AFL star Dan Jackson. Over the course of his career, Dan made over 150 appearances for Richmond Footy Cub, otherwise known as the Tigers, picking up various accolades along the way. In 2013, he won the Jack Dyer Medal making him the oldest player to win the Tigers’ Best and Fairest for the first time since Matthew Richardson in 2007. He also won the club’s Jack Titus medal for runner-up Best and Fairest in 2009.

Dan has continued to go strength to strength since his playing career – gaining an MSc in Performance Psychology at the University of Edinburgh, working as the Director of his own company, Integrative Performance, and excelling in his role as Leadership Development Manager at the Adelaide Crows Football Club.

As we know however, with success, comes failure. And in this episode, we hear Dan talk candidly about his relationship with failure, notably: how he matured as a player through his mistakes, how his playing career has informed the work that he does now, and what, for him, contributes to a more psychologically-informed playing environment. For the boffins amongst you, who enjoy some of the more theoretical lessons we’re trying to bring across, we also delve a little into attribution theory. Enjoy!!

Show Notes

In our third episode, we are joined by ex-AFL star Dan Jackson. Over the course of his career, Dan made over 150 appearances for Richmond Footy Cub, otherwise known as the Tigers, picking up various accolades along the way. In 2013, he won the Jack Dyer Medal making him the oldest player to win the Tigers’ Best and Fairest for the first time since Matthew Richardson in 2007. He also won the club’s Jack Titus medal for runner-up Best and Fairest in 2009.

Dan has continued to go strength to strength since his playing career – gaining an MSc in Performance Psychology at the University of Edinburgh, working as the Director of his own company, Integrative Performance, and excelling in his role as Leadership Development Manager at the Adelaide Crows Football Club.

As we know however, with success, comes failure. And in this episode, we hear Dan talk candidly about his relationship with failure, notably: how he matured as a player through his mistakes, how his playing career has informed the work that he does now, and what, for him, contributes to a more psychologically-informed playing environment. For the boffins amongst you, who enjoy some of the more theoretical lessons we’re trying to bring across, we also delve a little into attribution theory. Enjoy!!