The career of a footballer is short at the best of times, and can be cut even shorter due to forced retirement. While most people have forty years or more to earn money in their chosen field, players generally have less than half that time to contribute to their life savings. Only a small number of players can achieve lifetime financial security from their professional playing careers. And even if a player can do so, there is a whole life ahead of them upon retirement. Having something at hand, contribution to and being part of society is really important for their mental wellbeing. It is therefore imperative for footballers to be able to transition smoothly into a post-playing career.