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Frog Systems to Help Athletes Transition to New Careers

Michael Behr


Frog Systems athletes
For professional athletes, moving from sports to a new career can be a stressful period.

Digital mental health and wellbeing startup Frog Systems has launched a new platform to help sportspeople transition to new careers.

The Switch the Play Foundation, commissioned Frog Systems to create a platform to extend its Switched On athlete support service, a free service that helps athletes and players develop the skills they need to prepare for future careers while they are still competitive.

Frog Systems utilises video to communicate messages of hope and signpost support to those in need.

The company’s new platform, Switched On Inspires, will unite the Switch the Play Foundation’s support services alongside video content from retired and current elite athletes, as well as coaches and practitioners.

At a time when more athletes are choosing to speak out openly, it also provides an environment where sportspeople can be honest about their mental health.

CEO of Switch the Play Rob Young said: “We are passionate about having a meaningful impact in empowering sportspeople to develop themselves and prepare for their future.

“The new Switched On Inspires platform offers resources when they are needed by an individual and will sit alongside our free one-to-one support and careers pathway service.

“Thanks to Frog Systems, sportspeople can access the online service and develop at their own pace, in their own time.”


Almost a year ago, Frog Systems won the top prize of £65,000 at the Startup Summit Competition. Since then, the company has received £500,000 of funding from several investors.

The company has created platforms to connect job seekers directly with local support to help them find work and tenant wellbeing in Merseyside.

Frog Systems CEO Phil Worms said: “We have worked closely with the team at Switch the Play to create bespoke video content and a safe place where its members can hear from leading figures in sport about the future pathways available to them.

“The data generated by the platform will allow them to measure the effectiveness of their work and highlight areas where they can provide additional support.”

Frog Systems’ new platform will feature content from celebrated UK gymnast Beth Tweddle MBE. A trustee of the charity, she currently owns and runs Beth Tweddle Gymnastics, which engages over 8,500 children per month in the sport.

“Gymnastics and elite sport taught me so many core life skills, however I worked hard alongside my training, investing my time in education and business, to ensure that when my gymnastics career ended, I had opportunities open to me and was in control of my future,” Tweddle said.

“These are the insights and skills that I’ll be sharing on the Switched On Inspires platform and I hope I get to help and guide as many sportspeople as possible in the UK through it.”

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Michael Behr

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