Monthly Archives: May 2012
It depends on how you come over here (England). With my situation, it’s quite different because I came via somewhere else before coming to England. It has been tough leaving my country (South Africa) at the age of 17 to … Continue reading
For me, it was a massive change to come to England in my first year because the English in the town is very different from in the cities. The worst thing was that I got injured and I can’t speak … Continue reading
It was not easy with the language, obviously. I had nobody to help me with the paperwork or making phone-calls so it was really difficult. You can’t do nothing really; if you don’t speak the same language as someone it’s … Continue reading
I think all transfers have an element of risk, based on obviously background. Maybe these players haven’t moved before, maybe they’re a 22-year-old boy who’s lived at home for the first 22 years of his life, and then all of … Continue reading
Elite Welfare Management founder Vincent Pericard speaks with Football Exclusives on his ambitions with E.W.M. and how he would like to benefit his fellow professionals.
I think it’s an imperative, in light of recent events, that we start to broaden our minds about catering for the individual footballer. We need to actually cater for the person and not just the footballing assets. One area which … Continue reading
I come from a background where if you have to get help mentally then you’re weak – and that’s a fault – because there isn’t anything weak about that. But unfortunately I’ve came to realise that 3 or 4 years … Continue reading
Most of the time at a football club they always have PR that will help you to settle. But I think as a foreigner, sometimes it is difficult and you might need more professional people looking after you. It is … Continue reading
Elite Welfare Management founder Vincent Pericard shares his own personal experiences within football with ESPN Soccernet, which provided him with the inspiration to build E.W.M.