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Welcome to the official channel of Keegan Hipgrave. Join us for an eye-opening podcast, 'Keegan and Company,' where we delve into the world of mental health and sports. As a professional athlete, Keegan has seen the challenges faced by athletes, and through candid conversations, he is on a journey to find out what makes us happy and what success truly looks like.
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Keegan and Company Keegan

    • Sport
    • 4.9 • 41 Ratings

Welcome to the official channel of Keegan Hipgrave. Join us for an eye-opening podcast, 'Keegan and Company,' where we delve into the world of mental health and sports. As a professional athlete, Keegan has seen the challenges faced by athletes, and through candid conversations, he is on a journey to find out what makes us happy and what success truly looks like.
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    #56 Alex Tyson: Found—Space, Benefits of Sauna & 30 Day Fasting

    #56 Alex Tyson: Found—Space, Benefits of Sauna & 30 Day Fasting

    In this episode Keegan sits down with Alex Tyson, CEO of Found—Space, to delve into the transformative power of saunas. With a focus on health benefits and personal well-being, Alex shares his journey from skeptical engineering student to passionate wellness advocate. The conversation kicks off with personal anecdotes and transitions into a robust discussion about the physiological and mental health advantages of regular sauna use.
    Throughout the podcast, Alex underscores the efficacy of saunas in reducing inflammation, enhancing sleep quality, and promoting overall mental health. The episode also discusses Alex's experience with extreme fasting, the importance of balance in life, and the profound impact of his father's health diagnosis on his drive and commitment to health.
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    #55 Ruby Schleicher: Body image in AFLW, Energy Management and Media Career

    #55 Ruby Schleicher: Body image in AFLW, Energy Management and Media Career

    In this episode Keegan sits down with Ruby Schleicher, a prominent AFLW player for Collingwood. They xplore her journey from basketball to professional football and her rising profile in the media. Ruby details her early challenges, including a challenging battle with homesickness, injuries, and struggles with body image. These personal battles not only highlight the resilient athlete behind the jersey but also the importance of mental health in sports.
    Ruby discusses her significant career transition, explaining how an unfortunate back injury in her final year of high school ended her basketball aspirations but opened doors in AFLW, leading to an unexpected yet fulfilling career in football. Throughout the episode, Ruby also opens up about her media career, providing insights into her Fox Sports internship and the exciting opportunities it afforded her. Emphasising the need for maintaining energy and mental health, Ruby shares personal anecdotes on balancing professional commitments with personal well-being, offering tangible advice on managing pressures and nurturing relationships.
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    • 55 min
    #54 Chris Lynn: T20 Cricket, Legacy, & PlayBook Coach

    #54 Chris Lynn: T20 Cricket, Legacy, & PlayBook Coach

    In this episode Keegan sits down with Chris Lynn, Australian cricketer. They discuss Lynn's sports journey and entrepreneurial ventures to mental health and life balance. Chris candidly shares his experiences growing up in a sporty household, his decision to specialise in T20 cricket, and his transition from a multi-sport athlete to a professional cricketer.
    The discussion reveals Chris's insightful perspectives on the pressure of professional sports and the pivots necessary when facing mental health challenges. Keegan and Chris also explore the impactful lessons learned from Covid restrictions, which led to Chris seeking a sports performance coach and discovering the benefits of practices like journaling.
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    • 54 min
    #53: Brianna Clark: Choosing your Environments, Transition & NRLW

    #53: Brianna Clark: Choosing your Environments, Transition & NRLW

    Join Keegan as he sits down with professional NRLW player Brianna Clark. This episode explores Brianna’s upbringing in a sporty family in Serena, her pathway through soccer that took her to the United States, and her eventual transition into rugby league. They touch upon the importance of supportive environments, the challenges athletes face in fluctuating career moments, and the cultural richness that shapes Brianna's professional perspective.
    She discusses her emotional and strategic decisions regarding transitioning teams. Brianna emphasises the significance of finding environments that resonate with one’s values and motivation, underscoring the supportive camaraderie that reignited her passion for the sport.
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    • 53 min
    #52: Reuben Cotter: Journey to Captaincy, ACL & Family Life

    #52: Reuben Cotter: Journey to Captaincy, ACL & Family Life

    Join Keegan as he sits down with Reuben Cotter, Captain of the Cowboys and QLD Origin player. Keegan and Reuben share personal personal stories, recount mutual games from their past, and explore the pivotal moments that led Reuben to his current position as a highly respected player and leader. Throughout the conversation, Reuben candidly discusses the highs and lows of his career. From the initial challenges of tearing his ACL not just once, but twice, to the tremendous comeback that saw him not only debut for the Cowboys but also play pivotal roles in state and national teams. Reuben opens up about the importance of mental resilience, the influence of family, and the unyielding support from his teammates and coaches. Moreover, Keegan and Reuben delve into the legendary camaraderie within the rugby league community, the significance of hard work and discipline, and the personal values that have driven Reuben to excel both on and off the field.
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    • 56 min
    #51 Chad Townsend: NRL, Balance, Routine & Podcasting

    #51 Chad Townsend: NRL, Balance, Routine & Podcasting

    Join Keegan as he sits down with Chad Townsend, a professional NRL player for the Cowboys and host of The Chad Townsend Show. They dive into Chad's professional journey, from his early days growing up in Sydney and falling in love with rugby league to achieving the pinnacle of his career by winning the NRL Premiership. Chad also shares his insights into balancing a demanding sports career with family life, his passion for content creation, and his plans for life after football. Chad opens up about his journey, the lessons learned from setbacks, the importance of routine and preparation, and the critical role of mentorship in his development.
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    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

Cherie NSW AUSTRALIA ,

Great Podcast!!

Absolutely love listening to Keegan and Company! I love the honest and open conversations from a range of different people all showing the importance of vulnerability and connection - also love what your doing in mental health space! Thank you for brining such awesome content 👏🏼

Harnito ,

Great listen.

Great podcast about mental health. Really enjoy listening these episodes and taking things out of them into my day to day life. They have inspired me to take steps into looking after my mental health and well-being. Keep up the good work mate.

Richo K ,

This is awesome!

Only just found this through Instagram and wow it’s awesome to listen to. So we’ll spoken but just down to earth and so easy to listen to. Awesome stuff!!!!!

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