EP32: ” It’s all about mentality isn’t it really? I think if you’ve got the mentality that you believe you can do something, that’s so powerful. ” – Simon Church
Simon Church (happy birthday for earlier this week) had a successful career playing professional football at both Premier and International levels. He spent ten years at Reading after signing for their academy as a teenager. In six years as a professional, he scored 22 goals in 104 league appearances before moving to Charlton Athletic, MK Dons, and finally Roda JC Kerkrade. Despite being born in Amersham, Simon represented the Wales national team at international level. He has been capped 38 times, including two appearances at Euro 2016.
Luckily for him, quite early in his career he recognised the need to invest in the future. Buying property from the age of 20 was a kick start to his property journey. Now he is a founder and director of Church Investments where in partnership with established and well respected property professionals he helps other professional athletes with long and short-term strategic property investment.
In this podcast:
– ups and downs of being a professional football player
– dealing with high pressure and criticism
– career change and how to handle it.