England international discusses side venture during PCA Futures Week.

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Throughout Futures Week, the PCA is profiling a selection of its members who have made steps towards building a second career outside of professional cricket.

Although she has earned 204 international caps for England Women during a hugely successful playing career, Katherine Brunt recently emphasised the importance of having something else to fall back on in an interview with the players’ association.

Brunt, 34, has long held a keen interest in property development, and has been taking steps to follow a career path in that area since the age of 23.

In business with her teammate and fiancée Natalie Sciver, the duo have used the PCA’s services to attend workshops in property development and are also working with the Association to create a business proposal that would make their side venture official.

Watch the video below to find out Katherine’s thoughts on her career transition.

Brunt takes steps on property ladder

Katherine Brunt discusses her property development venture during PCA Futures Week...

“Once you’ve played sport to the highest level and experienced the ups and downs that come with that, it’s hard to replicate that kind of feeling and drive,” Brunt said.

“To find a career outside of cricket that I enjoy as much (as cricket) has been so difficult but I really love getting stuck in and doing a lot of the work myself.

“You don’t want to have that lightbulb moment when you’re 28 or 29. You want to be thinking about these things as soon as possible. Building those blocks to get towards a position of safety because you never know when you may get that injury or lose that contract.

“It’s important to be realistic and think about the future.”

If you’re a PCA member and are looking to build a second career, find out more about our Personal Development and Welfare Programme or contact your designated Personal Development Manager (PDM).

Keep up-to-date with the week’s activities by following the #PCAFuturesWeek hashtag on all of the PCA’s social media accounts.

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