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THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD | ‘The wheels start to fall off’: Brad Hogg opens up about dark days

From the age of five, Brad Hogg focused on one dream: playing cricket for Australia.

Growing up on a sheep farm, he had plenty of space to practise, and cricket was his life for the next 32 years.

In 2010, two years after he retired from professional cricket for his family, Hogg found himself on the brink of divorce, arguing with his parents and struggling to see a way forward.

“I’ll leave everyone to fill in the dots ... there were a lot of thoughts going through my mind.”

Hogg is now an ambassador for Lifeline WA and the Farmer Mates Mental Health program. He spoke publicly about his struggles at an AgQuip field day in Gunnedah on Wednesday to raise awareness about the mental health crisis facing rural communities.


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