Sports Talk - Rugby legend Jerome Kaino: Mental health, family & life after rugby
"Growing up there was always that stigma that we didn't really talk about our feelings, we weren't as open and ... the majority of islanders don't really show our feelings that much as men.
The girls do a lot but men don't - so for us, we wanted to push a message or a movement through our company that tried to break that stigma in terms of how open we were about our problems and how we can give people confidence through that" - Jerome Kaino
We talk with Rugby legend and former All Blacks forward Jerome Kaino about launching his own business with two of his best friends and how they've been able to promote mens health, mental health and even address issues like body positivity for men.
He shares what it's been like as a professional athlete moving his young famliy to different countries around the world to live and how his children have adapted. He gives us an insight into Life after Rugby after retiring from the game at the end of the 2021 season where he went out winning a European and French double ... plus much more.
Interviewer - Ashley Stanley
Edited by Adrian Mcbirney
Public Interest Journalism funded by NZ On Air