Sky Athletics Racing has been named broadcast associate for a new movie, termed The Slide, which focuses on the mental health and fitness of jockeys and aims to elevate awareness of psychological health within just horse racing.
The 22-minute movie, which centres around a jockey having to offer with the suffocating aftermath of a substantial-profile fall at a closing fence in an significant trial race, will be proven as component of Environment Psychological Health and fitness Day this yr on Sunday, Oct 10.
The film follows the journey of the jockey on his way home from the races, highlighting the hidden implications of on the net abuse on sportspeople.
Nathan Horrocks, the film’s director, told Sky Athletics Racing: “It can be displaying a facet of a activity that the general public you should not get to see.
“There are two points I want this movie to do: Provide consciousness to the mental battles that jockeys have fighting fat and the struggles with social media abuse.
“It’d be wonderful to modify people’s contemplating of how they address athletes and address each and every other.
“Our major character goes by having a negative day at the place of work – anything we have all experienced.
“If most of us have a undesirable working day, it’s not usually a everyday living-shifting one, but this can materialize for sportspeople.
“This jockey has to deal with the aftermath of the slide and then the barrage of social media abuse, which a whole lot of jockeys get on a working day-to-working day basis.”
Rob Dakin, head of racing at Sky Athletics claimed: “Sky Sports Racing is proud to be the broadcast partner for this tough-hitting movie that highlights the hidden effects of on line abuse on sportspeople.
“Sky Sports activities is jogging a campaign from on-line hate and The Fall provides to lifestyle the hurt such unacceptable conduct can trigger.
“As a result of Sky Sports Racing and the broader Sky system, together with electronic and On Need, we search forward to bringing this essential film to a vast British and Irish viewers.”