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READ | Former Millers forward to return following book launch

28 November 2018

Former Millers striker Drewe Broughton is set to return to the club on Saturday 15th December, as one of the club’s guests for the Sky Bet Championship game with Reading, prior to whichhe will discuss his time in South Yorkshire and promote his new book.

The forward, who represented the Millers between 2008 and 2010, has recently launched a book documenting his time in the game and will give supporters in attendance a brief overview of its contents when he visits AESSEAL New York Stadium in December.

And Then What..? is a frank account of Drewe's playing days over 17 years with 22 clubs, but it also offers a fascinating, topical insight into his current work today helping to mentor professionals through the high and lows of the game.

As a former England youngster tipped for the top, Drewe, 40, admits his career was dogged and undermined by soul searching and self-doubt.

It culminated in the big centre-forward going into rehab for addictions and an emotional breakdown after retiring.

Nowadays Drewe is putting his experiences to good use helping the next generation of players cope with the pressures and pitfalls of football.

His knowledge and ability to nurture players has helped Drewe build a portfolio of clients including internationals and Premier League stars.

Drewe has also become a go-to person for media to interview as more players start to publicly admit to mental health problems.

In the last year alone, several players including Michael Carrick and David Cotterill, have publicly spoken about mental health battles.

Drewe believes it is the tip of an epidemic in the game which chews up and spits out talent when it is no longer useful or profitable.

He has strong opinions he will share after seven years of guiding some of the nation's best young footballers.

This year he also made his debut in the corporate world mentoring CEOs and senior management at three London corporations in the city on how to cope with pressure and improve performance.

Some of his advice in his book's chapters on self-belief, ego, winning and vulnerability are as applicable to business as they are football.

Today Drewe combines his mentoring work with pros with motivational speaking and his role as an ambassador for mental health charity Kaleidoscope.

 

For more information or interview requests contact: info@drewebroughton.com


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