To make it as a professional footballer, knowing when to stop and make the right decision is important - from starting out as an Academy player through to working hard to make the first team.
As part of Safer Gambling Week, Sportsbet.io asked Stuart Armstrong, Alex McCarthy and Laura Rafferty to open up about time in their career they’ve needed to make the right decision.
Watch the video to hear about some of the important choices each of them has had to make throughout their journey in football, from deciding to go out on loan and get more experience, to working hard to come back from injury.
You can get further advice on how to make the right decision and manage betting behaviour by visiting our Safer Gambling Week hub, with information on how you can identify problem gambling and where to seek help. Know your limits. Make the right decision. Be gamble aware.
The club continues to support RecoverMe, a mobile health app that empowers individuals to manage a betting addiction from their pocket, which can be downloaded here – in the past year, the club’s support has allowed RecoverMe to invest in research and development of the app, creating new functionality to help over 1,400 users.
As part of the club’s sustainability strategy, The Halo Effect, Southampton Football Club is committed to promoting safe betting. Find out more about the club’s Social Responsibility here.