Friday, May 27, 2022

How David Harte braved Dutch interviews to secure dream role in professional football 

'It did make me wonder whether the same would happen in the UK or Ireland – where a hockey player would be seen as desirable by a Premier League football club.'

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David Harte
David Harte
David plays for Ireland and Kampong in the Dutch league. He is also a member of the European Olympic Committee.

It’s rare that you find a job that combines both of your passions, but somehow I’ve managed to do that. My whole life, I’ve been obsessed with sport, but my other passion is education. 

Regular readers of my column will know that I have a BSc in Physical Education and Biology, but only a few will know that I already work, aside from being a professional hockey player that is, as a consultant for the World Academy of Sport (World Sport’s Education Partner).

Hving completed my Master in November, I decided I wanted a new challenge. Like many people, I Googled ‘top 10 companies to work for in The Netherlands’. It brought back a few companies but none hit the mark. 

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