Primeiro jogador de rúgbi profissional assumidamente gay do Reino Unido anuncia aposentadoria

Keegan Hirst, que fez história como o primeiro jogador de rúgbi profissional assumidamente gay do Reino Unido, definiu a data de sua aposentadoria.

Hirst se juntou à liga profissional em 2008, quando conseguiu uma vaga jogando pelo Bradford Bulls. Ele circulou por toda a liga desde então, conseguindo passagens em clubes como o Dewberry Rams, Hunslet Hawks, Featherstone Rovers e Wakefield Trinity. 

Portanto, decidi me aposentar da liga de rugby, o jogo que faz parte da minha vida há 20 anos”, disse o jogador de 32 anos em um comunicado postado no Twitter . “É com um toque de tristeza, um inferno de muitas lembranças e um inferno de muita gratidão que me despeço.

Faça o que você ama enquanto puder, mas não faça isso por um senso de obrigação ou por agradar a outra pessoa. Ninguém se beneficia disso. Confie em mim”, ele continua. “Seja corajoso, seja ousado. Abrace a mudança e vá em frente. Qual é o pior que poderia acontecer?

Em 2015, Hirst se tornou o primeiro jogador profissional da liga britânica de rugby a se declarar gay. Antes de se assumir, ele havia se casado e divorciado de uma mulher. Eles têm dois filhos juntos.

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What does success look like to you?⁠ ⁠ When it comes to health and fitness, a lot of us think success comes down to weight loss or weight gain.⁠ ⁠ But that is just one tiny part of the big picture.⁠ ⁠ At PTIQ, we regularly have people lose a stone in their first month.⁠ ⁠ But that isn't going to be the case every month.⁠ ⁠ My point? People keep attaching their progress, their happiness, and worth to a number on the sad step.⁠ ⁠ Here's the thing. I've coached 100s of guys.⁠ ⁠ And not one of them has ever said to me, "Keegan, I don't care how I look or how I feel I just want to see the scale number go down each week."⁠ ⁠ Instead, they come to me because;⁠ ⁠ – They don't want to feel ashamed of their bodies anymore⁠ – They want to feel comfortable in their clothes⁠ – They want to walk into a room full of confidence and not feel like someone is judging them.⁠ – They're sick of yo-yo dieting and losing the same bit of weight over and over.⁠ – They want to be able to have the best sex of their lives, with the lights on.⁠ – They want to be able to go on holiday and feel super confident, not full of dread.⁠ – They want to spring out of bed and feel full of energy and be productive as fuck.⁠ ⁠ The list goes on and on.⁠ ⁠ No mention of the number on the scales going down, right?⁠ ⁠ Progress is so much more than your weight.⁠ ⁠ (Nobody cares about how much you weigh, just you.)⁠ ⁠ Progress is;⁠ – How you feel about yourself⁠ – Your energy levels⁠ – How your clothes fit you⁠ – Building new habits⁠ – Building new routines⁠ – Increasing your confidence⁠ – Increasing your knowledge⁠ ⁠ And the list, like the beat, goes on.⁠ ⁠ So stop attaching your worth and your progress to a number. ⁠ ⁠ That's just a tiny part of the big picture.⁠ ⁠ Find this helpful? Comment below⁠

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