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Ep 82 Anthony Minichiello On The Evolution Of NRL And Tackling Life After Sport Rooster Radio - Stories & Insights from Entrepreneurs and Leaders in Business, Health, Tech & More

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Sydney Roosters legend Anthony Minichiello saw the end of his playing career coming, and planned accordingly. Many of his footy mates didn't, with tragic results.

Anthony says the come down from the highs of a sports star life can be hard. Many athletes struggle to find a new purpose, and structure, for their new life.

It was different for 'Mini' who was raised by hard working Italian parents who made him get a trade in the early years of his NRL career. He maintained a life of balance, which extended beyond his world of sport.

Anthony went on to captain the Roosters and holds the record for most games and most tries at the club.

He's decorated as they come - a NSW State of Origin representative, Australia and Italy representative, and winner of the Golden Boot Award for International Player of the Year in 2005.

Anthony's career coincided with a big shift in the commercialisation of sport. He talks about the evolution from his first contract worth $10,000 and drinking plenty of beer after every match, to the professional game it is today.

Anthony also shares lessons learned from his humble upbringing, how he built a broad network and interests outside of rugby league and the challenge of growing the game nationally.

Mini was in Adelaide to promote the Roosters' clash with the Storm at Adelaide Oval on June 24, and was able to squeeze in our interview between promotional duties. Ticket and match info: http://www.adelaideoval.com.au/eventdetail/22216/sydney-roosters-vs-melbourne-storm.aspx

This episode is syndicated with our other podcast, Off-Field, which focuses on the world of sport outside of the arena. Off-Field features in depth interviews with the likes of Adam Gilchrist, Chris Scott, Caitlin Bassett, Dennis Cometti and much more. Listen: http://off-field.co

Rooster Radio is hosted by Andrew Montesi and James Begley. We talk to interesting people doing amazing things. If you like what we're doing, you can now support the show with a few dollars (we really appreciate it): https://www.patreon.com/roosterradio

Also please subscribe and review on iTunes or your favourite podcast player.

Connect with Rooster Radio - sign up to our mailing list and join our Facebook community:

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For podcasting strategy, production and commercial services, visit: http://apiropodcasts.com

For other content and marketing services, visit: http://www.apiroconsulting.com (Andrew Montesi)
For leadership and and high performance services, visit: http://www.jamesbegley.com.au (James Begley)

Sydney Roosters legend Anthony Minichiello saw the end of his playing career coming, and planned accordingly. Many of his footy mates didn't, with tragic results.

Anthony says the come down from the highs of a sports star life can be hard. Many athletes struggle to find a new purpose, and structure, for their new life.

It was different for 'Mini' who was raised by hard working Italian parents who made him get a trade in the early years of his NRL career. He maintained a life of balance, which extended beyond his world of sport.

Anthony went on to captain the Roosters and holds the record for most games and most tries at the club.

He's decorated as they come - a NSW State of Origin representative, Australia and Italy representative, and winner of the Golden Boot Award for International Player of the Year in 2005.

Anthony's career coincided with a big shift in the commercialisation of sport. He talks about the evolution from his first contract worth $10,000 and drinking plenty of beer after every match, to the professional game it is today.

Anthony also shares lessons learned from his humble upbringing, how he built a broad network and interests outside of rugby league and the challenge of growing the game nationally.

Mini was in Adelaide to promote the Roosters' clash with the Storm at Adelaide Oval on June 24, and was able to squeeze in our interview between promotional duties. Ticket and match info: http://www.adelaideoval.com.au/eventdetail/22216/sydney-roosters-vs-melbourne-storm.aspx

This episode is syndicated with our other podcast, Off-Field, which focuses on the world of sport outside of the arena. Off-Field features in depth interviews with the likes of Adam Gilchrist, Chris Scott, Caitlin Bassett, Dennis Cometti and much more. Listen: http://off-field.co

Rooster Radio is hosted by Andrew Montesi and James Begley. We talk to interesting people doing amazing things. If you like what we're doing, you can now support the show with a few dollars (we really appreciate it): https://www.patreon.com/roosterradio

Also please subscribe and review on iTunes or your favourite podcast player.

Connect with Rooster Radio - sign up to our mailing list and join our Facebook community:

http://roosterradio.biz
http://facebook.com/roosterradioHQ

For podcasting strategy, production and commercial services, visit: http://apiropodcasts.com

For other content and marketing services, visit: http://www.apiroconsulting.com (Andrew Montesi)
For leadership and and high performance services, visit: http://www.jamesbegley.com.au (James Begley)

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