Tag Archives: Sporting Chance

Tony Adams identifies gambling as biggest cause of concern for new gen footballers

Former Arsenal Captain and Sporting Chance founder Tony Adams has identified problem gambling as the biggest addiction concern for the current and next generations of football players. Speaking on Bryony Gordon’s Mad World podcast for the The Telegraph, the ex-player outlined his view that gambling poses a bigger addiction threat to football players than drugs and alcohol. Based on his …

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Professional cricketer Chris Wood unites with EPIC

Professional Hampshire CCC cricketer Chris Wood has today joined EPIC Risk Management in a new role as a Pro-Sport Facilitator. The 30-year-old, who has struggled with a betting addiction for 11 years, hopes to help others by sharing his ‘incredible story’ after linking up with the gambling-harm minimisation consultancy company. Wood made his professional debut in 2010 for Hampshire against …

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Sporting Chance urges further action to tackle problem gambling

More needs to be done to tackle the ‘serious public health issue’ posed by problem gambling, according to Sporting Chance clinic after stating that almost half of its clients are afflicted by gambling-related harm. Of its clients being treated for problem gambling, the charity told BBC Sport that 60% of its patients are current professionals with cases eclipsing those treated …

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Simon Barker – The PFA – Sport relies on integrity

Assistant Chief Executive of the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA), Simon Barker spoke to SBC about a wide variety of subjects from the importance of the Sporting Chance clinic, to the role the PFA plays in player education. Barker joined the PFA after an extensive career as a professional player, appearing over 213 times and scoring on 41 occasions for Blackburn …

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