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Out of My Lane. Coming soon.

Few know the ecstasy and anguish of elite sport like Shaun Lane.

From prestigious honours and a grand final in 2022 to physical and mental torment in 2023, the Parramatta Eels forward felt almost every high and every low in rugby league.

This is why Lane – feeling empty, but eager to grow – took the trip of a lifetime to fuel his mind, body, and soul.

Out of My Lane: Trailer

Fresh off a dislocated elbow, a torn hamstring, a broken jaw, and the mental troubles they presented, Lane flew across the world on a journey of discovery and reflection.

And the Parramatta Eels were there to capture his European escapade.

Introducing Out of My Lane. Shaun Lane’s Off-Season Journey. A Parramatta Eels Production.

“After a disappointing 2023 season with plenty of setbacks, I was left unsatisfied and hungry to improve,” explains Lane.

“I decided to plan a trip that would better prepare myself for the mental challenges of footy.

“The trip would immerse me into the high-performance world of European sports. I would speak to world-renowned sports psychologists and athletes, attend different sporting events, and tour facilities to learn what it takes to gain the mental edge.

“My media team would follow me to record any valuable lessons with the goals of improving myself as a player, a teammate, and a person.

“I hope that this footage may provide some lessons to anyone else who may see it.”

The Eels’ most extensive production to date, Out of My Lane documents Lane’s travels across Europe as he searches for answers about mental health, sport, and life.

Studying a Masters in Positive Psychology and with a long history with mental health issues, the human psyche is a subject close to Lane’s heart and inspires much of his travel.

The journey leads him to France, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, and England.

Along the way, Lane meets Socceroos captain Mat Ryan, 2023 World Darts champion Michael Smith, sports psychologist and retired cricketer Jeremy Snape, Scotland Rugby mental skills coach Aaron Walsh, and Crystal Palace FC psychologist Sion Thomas.

His adventures are driven by a clear purpose in life: “Connect with the world and be loving to others”. Underpinning this vision are five personal values: Curiosity, Courage, Playfulness, Mastery and Humility.

Out of My Lane offers a unique insight into Lane’s life as he steps out of his comfort zone on the other side of the world, on a mission to live out his purpose and values, and become the best player and person he can be.

The Parramatta Eels, alongside Nine’s Wide World of Sports, will launch Out of My Lane during Round 1 of the 2024 NRL season. More to come.

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