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Jan 20, 2011   |  7:03PM AET

Westfield Matildas Top Tip!

Westfield Matildas Top Tip!

Juggling Football and Education

Whether you aspire to be a Westfield Matilda or just like to play with friends casually on a weekend, for several reasons your education and study should always be a top priority.

Now before you think ‘Walshy, you sound like my parents’, hear me out!

How well you do in school or university can set you up for a number of opportunities, during or after your football career.

Injuries can also occur when playing the game, so it’s important to have as many options as possible to fall back on.

Also, generally when you-re recovering from an injury, there can be a fair amount of downtime. In the past I have used this time to further my education through online study.

Many professional footballers study this way as there can also be a lot of spare time outside of training sessions and games.

In fact, it would be fair to say that more than half of the Westfield Matildas are either studying full time or part time at the moment.

Good luck with your studies fellow footballers!

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