Over the past week I’d been playing phone tag with Kurt Tippett, finally after 8 missed calls, he dropped the bombshell. “Joey, Im going to announce my retirement today (Monday 22nd January), I wanted to let you know first, before it was released to the media, mate I’m so grateful for everything you’ve done for me over the past 14 years you’ve had massive impact on me as a man and as a a footballer”!
I was shocked, but not surprised!
Awesome to see USP Athletes Brayden Crossley and Connor Nutting selected on Friday night! Having seen their growth and development as athletes and men. I’m so proud of how far these young men have come! Their work ethic and relentless pursuit of excellence has and will hold them in great stead for successful careers at the elite level!
Very few people know the background stories and as I’ve told many of the young athletes in our program everyone has setbacks! These guys are no exception.
Apart from watching him dominate during AFL Games…I hadn’t seen or heard from Nick Riewoldt for the best part of a decade…in fact, the last time I saw Nick Riewoldt I was getting dosed up with pain killers and taken off in the ambulance to the Gold Coast hospital after dislocating both shoulders in the first quarter of the U/18 AFL Grand Finals at Labrador Footy Ground in 2001 where Nick Riewoldt was special guest doing the commentary for our game!
Nick and I had played junior cricket together at Broadbeach, competed for the Gold Coast little athletics club at Pizzey Park
Fantastic to have USP legacy athlete, Western Bulldogs AFLW captain, Allies Team, All Australian player, 2017 Victorian AFL leading goal kicker and 2017 Victorian Female League Best and Fairest Katie Brennan up for The USP Elite Athletes Retreat to get the edge over her competition. Katie was a revolutionary and was the first ever female to attend our AFL off season strongman camp and The PIT way back in 2012.
Awesome to have Channel 9 Gold Coast News down to USP to showcase a little of what goes on behind the scenes at USP. USP Athletes and top 2017 AFL draft prospects Harry Simington and Brayden Crossley putting in the extra work, fine tuning their minds and bodies before their State and National AFL Draft Combine Testing! Click the link to check out the full video footage and a few NEW things like vision and reaction training techniques we’ve never released publicly before. It’s the mindset of leaving no stone unturned in your preparation that gives you the confidence to know you will perfor