When not stopping goals from entering the net, Richards Bay F.C. captain Malcolm Jacobs gives priority to make sure he and his teammates can become the best people they can be.
“If we are blessed and gifted when it comes to sport, we can’t take that for granted. It gives us the responsibility to be role models and examples. Call Up is a resource that can help us to live out that responsibility consistently.”
Speaking recently to Dave Savides of the Zululand Observer Jacobs said, “Sports men and women are human beings like anyone else. We share strengths and weaknesses and life challenges; our lives go beyond what we do on the field, track or court.”
As a leader he leans heavily on his faith and believes that the Call Up Competitors Prayer Book is a great resource to help sports people navigate the triumphs, trials, temptations and even tragedies that life and sport brings. “We are just as vulnerable and prone to failure, pride or any other emotion or behaviour. The demands on us are great, apart from trying to win. People are watching us,” added Jacobs.
The book deals with many of the issues confronted by sports people including fear of failure, poor form, dealing with criticism, injuries, disciplinary matters, and relationships with teammates and coaches.
The Richards Bay stopper is presently championing the book which is especially targeted at high performance and elite sports people, but can also be used at amateur level. He recently presented copies to his teammates.
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