Wed 06 Dec

Transforming Pressure into Power: Gilbert Enoka's Legacy with the All Blacks

His impact is widely recognised, with players like Beauden Barrett crediting Enoka's wisdom in crucial matches

So where to for the great man Gilbert Enoka in 2024? - one of Essential Talents

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Gilbert , the renowned mental skills coach who significantly contributed to the success of the All Blacks, has made a notable shift in his career following his departure from New Zealand Rugby after the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

Gilbert who was also the All Blacks Manager - Leadership, ended his impressive 23-year tenure with the team, during which he participated in 291 Tests and five Rugby World Cups. His role was pivotal in helping the All Blacks achieve back-to-back World Cup victories in 2011 and 2015.

In 2024, Gilbert Enoka has embarked on a new journey with the Premier League football club Chelsea. He is consulting with the club on a short-term basis, focusing on team culture. This move follows his significant impact in rugby, where he was known for introducing the 'no d***kheads policy' that played a crucial role in the All Blacks' recovery and subsequent success after their 2007 World Cup disappointment.

Glbert's expertise in mental skills coaching, honed through his years with the All Blacks, as well as his experience with New Zealand's cricket team, the Black Caps, and the netball team, the Silver Ferns, will now be applied to the world of football at Chelsea​​​​.

Enoka's transition to working with Chelsea highlights his versatile skill set and the broad applicability of his methods in team culture and mental skills coaching across different sports

There is still the ability for you to book Gilbert, just remember, 'no di***kheads though"

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