An inevitable reality that all professional athletes have to face is retirement from competitive environments and in some instances from sport participation.
Unlike traditional retirements which come after long periods of time, accompanied by many years of work experience, retirement from competitive sport occurs at a relatively early age, after a short career span.
In other professions individuals are either in a position to determine and plan when they want to retire or are expected to retire.
in professional sports retirement might take place due to unexpected or forced events, thus resulting in severe psychological and lifestyle changes.
IN an effort to change this reality for athletes World Cup winner and Springbok winger Makazole Mapimpi has joined forces with his manager and businesswoman Sibabalwe Sesmani in launching Unorthodox Sport.
Unorthodox Sport wants to help athletes structure their brands and making sure that they are sustainable far beyond retirement.