Jayne Caldwell was born in Thailand and sport was a big part of her life, growing up in Brisbane, Australia. That’s where she started to play American Football and captained the Queensland Brigade in 2013/14 before being recruited to play in the American LFL.
After a first season with Atlanta Steam, her real chance to shine came in the 2016 season, playing for Los Angeles Temptation. That was followed by a move to Chicago Bliss, where she captained the team for 2 seasons, leading them to an undefeated Championship winning season in 2018.
She had no idea what she wanted to do outside of competitive sport but soon discovered the world of digital marketing and realised its potential. She co-founded “Athletes for Athletes” with teammate Quincy Hewitt because she wanted to help other athletes to manage the transition to a future in business just as she did herself when football was no longer an option. She knows the pain of no longer identifying as an athlete but believes there is a way to keep the dream alive.
Jayne says, “My vision is to support athletes transitioning into life after sport, to offer them the kind of support I wish I’d had when I retired.”
Quincy Hewitt is a New Zealand born former American Football player. She played for her state (NSW) in the inaugural season of the Australian Legends Football League, winning the Championship and securing a place in the Australian All Star Team.
She transferred to Los Angeles Temptation of the American LFL in 2016, where she was the face of the league in their national commercial. Her next move took her to Chicago Bliss, the most successful team in LFL History, where she helped them to an undefeated regular season and a spot in the Eastern Conference finals. In 2018, following another undefeated season, she was part of the team that won the 2018 LFL Championship.
Quincy believes that life after sport should be fun and is determined to create an environment where athletes go on to thrive in the business world. She knows the feeling of loss that goes with no longer being an athlete and having no idea where to go next. She knew she wasn’t cut out for a 9 to 5 job and co-founded Athletes for Athletes to help other like-minded sportspeople to transfer their skills and determination to the business world.
Quincy says, “I know how scary it is to no longer identify as an athlete and how hard it is to find your feet when playing sport is no longer an option. I wish I’d had someone to take the guesswork out of my next step and that’s why I want to help others in the same position. I am passionate about creating the largest team environment of former athletes turned entrepreneurs in the world; leaders who are changing the game and continuing to inspire and impact the communities from which they come.”