"I have known Simon for many years and worked with him in my role of Head Coach/Director of Cricket at both Durham CCC and currently Yorkshire CCC. Simon is more than just a sport psychologist. I describe him as an elite performance specialist. He has improved the performance of some of our players who have been experiencing difficulties, after only a handful of sessions. Our greater focus now though is with the coaching team and the organisation as a whole. Simon is helping us to create sustained, long term success. We are looking at all areas of our performance from recruitment to leadership and preparation. Simon is very highly respected by the players and staff. His input is always extremely valuable and has a real impact on performance. I look forward to working with him for many years to come."
"The final was absolutely amazing and probably the best experience of my life! We were losing 2-0 with 10 minutes to go and we pulled back two goals to take it to extra time and then we won 5-4 on penalties! It was just the most amazing feeling ever! I've never enjoyed a football match so much in my life ...I started the game and got subbed at about 80 minutes because I was just exhausted because I just ran my socks off! I was playing in centre midfield against two England Internationals! But I came off really pleased with my performance, I made a couple of mistakes but just smiled and got on with it. Before the game I read out a printed copy of the 'after thoughts' summary you sent me and on the bus I just sat on my own listened to music and did some muscular relaxation and I felt so mentally and physically ready for the final and I KNEW that I could do it... I also talked to my team mates about a week before the final about my negative experiences and that I might need a little bit of support at times in the final and that was a massive step and help too. I have been so happy with everything and the final was a massive confidence boost! I just wanted to say thank you for the time you spent with me and I know that I wouldn't have been able to play or enjoy the final to the level that I did without you and that experience and if I ever feel 'pressure' or lack of self-worth again I will just read your after thoughts. Thank you so much! I'm so grateful I had the opportunity to work with you".