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Professional sports is a multi-billion pound global industry and, with the right talent, can provide a very successful career. Chances are if you’ve landed on this page you already have a sport in mind and you’re trying to think about how you can turn that sport into a career.
Any professional sportsperson has to dedicate an incredible amount of time and effort into pursuing their dreams. Those that reach the top of their sport will have invested most of their lives.
The income is not always steady within sport, particularly if you are not sponsored and your money comes from winning competitions. Whilst some sports can be extremely lucrative, like Premier League football, this is not the case for many others.
The working hours can be very irregular for professional sportspeople, involving lots of travel, and a lot of your day will be dominated by training and preparation. You will also likely have to follow a very prescriptive dietary plan, designed to ensure that your body is in top physical condition and able to perform at your very best. Most sportspeople will eat, sleep and breathe their sport.