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Newsletter #5 - Dream move turns into nightmare

Newsletter #5 Welcome back, today is all about my European adventure that turned into a nightmare. As a young footballer all I ever wanted to do was play in Europe. That was my aim and I finally had the opportunity. My agent had brought forward a few different options and after weighing them up we thought going to NEC Nijmegen in the Netherlands was the best fooballing choice. It was the smallest club and the least I would earn financially, but I thought I would be able to go there and play. Again, I was on the move, packed my...

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The Rollercoaster of being an athlete

Newsletter #4   Welcome back everyone, I hope you have been enjoying the insights into my career! We will pick up where I ended last week.. Pre seasons are very tough but if you aren’t up to the fitness levels you will fall behind very quickly. I saw this happen to different players over the years, and trust me when I say this! FIRST IMPRESSIONS count…. Make sure you return in good condition   Throughout preseason I was also heading away with the young socceroos to play in different tournaments either in the middle east or Asia. This was such...

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Part III - The beginning of my professional career

Newsletter #3   I had one goal when I arrived at the AIS and that was to leave the program having secured a contract with a professional team. I didn’t care about what team, only that I was getting a contract. As soon as Melbourne Heart offered, I was ready to move everything to Melbourne.   Excited but also quite nervous at the same time. You go from playing with boys your own age and getting help with everything at the AIS, to training with men and living on your own in an apartment. The first month was probably the...

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Stefan Mauk's Journey Part II

Newsletter #2 I hope you enjoyed the first newsletter about my journey as a young boy in Adelaide and how I got to the AIS. I’m sure you can see similarities in your own story. Remember, you are in control of how the rest of your story will be written. Let me take you to when I was all packed up and ready to move to Canberra. The only thing left to do was get on the plane. This is the point where it actually hit me! I was leaving and not knowing if I was going to live in...

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MEET THE FOUNDER

MEET THE FOUNDER

NEWSLETTER #1 Meet our founder Stefan Mauk & learn about his junior football career Hi everyone,  For all of you who already have an Inner Game Journal, I hope you’re enjoying it. For everyone else, I hope this first newsletter inspires you to join us at The Inner Gamer.  I grew up in Adelaide, Australia. Since I can remember I absolutely loved being outdoors and playing all types of sports, especially football. When I was 10 years old, my Dad told me that if I wanted to make it as a professional, I needed to join a club rather than...

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