Brief report on a resilience workshop for professional rugby players


  • David John Edwards University of Zululand Cognacity, London, South Africa
  • Stephen David Edwards University of Zululand, South Africa
  • Phil Hopley Institute of Sport and Exercise Health, London Cognacity, London, United Kingdom
  • Pieter Kruger North-West University Cognacity, London, South Africa
  • Huw Goodwin Cognacity, London, United Kingdom



Psychological well-being, Resilience, Workshop, Rugby players


This brief report constitutes an evidence based, evaluation of a resilience workshop for 328 male professional rugby players, with mean age of 25 and standard deviation (SD) of 4.7 years. Quantitative findings revealed significant changes in pre-test to post-test resilience scale scores. Qualitative findings indicated helpful experiential dimensions and those needing change. Integral findings pointed towards ongoing, humanistic, dynamic and systemic approaches involving all stakeholders in the professional rugby fraternity are recommended.


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Edwards, D. J., Edwards, S. D., Hopley, P., Kruger, P., & Goodwin, H. (2019). Brief report on a resilience workshop for professional rugby players. Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, 14(3), 684–689.