Vicsport to create job opportunities through partnership with AFL SportsReady

Young Victorians will benefit from more opportunities to develop careers through traineeships, cadetships, direct employment and education prospects thanks to Vicsport’s exciting new partnership with AFL SportsReady.

An independent not-for-profit company, AFL SportsReady works across a number of industry sectors including, business, finance, education and sport and recreation and is also a leading education provider, offering courses ranging from Certificate level through to Diploma. Students who successfully complete programs are able to gain entry into degree qualifications, complete with course credit with a selection of Universities across Australia.

Their Indigenous Employment Program (Warumilang) also provides vocational traineeships and direct recruitment support to grow the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees in businesses across the State.

Recently, AFL SportsReady launched The Centre for Athlete and Sports Education, which specialises in bespoke online education and professional development to meet the needs of sporting organisations, coaches and athletes across all sports.

Delivered in partnership with industry experts from different sports, the Centre provides innovative and impactful education and professional development programs that are delivered online to provide a rich educational experience that can be accessed from any location.

James Montgomery, AFL SportsReady CEO said, “The sporting industry has been hit hard by COVID but we have some great opportunities to help organisations get back on track; and most importantly, get young people working and learning.

“As a company, we have worked with state sporting associations and the broader sports community for over 25 years and we are excited about this partnership opportunity.”

Lisa Hasker, Vicsport CEO said, “Vicsport is excited to be working with AFL SportsReady to support the Victorian sports industry and young people in particular.”

Visit the AFL SportsReady website here and learn more about The Centre for Athlete and Sports Education here. Find a list of Vicsport's preferred suppliers and partners here.

About Vicsport:
For over 30 years Vicsport has provided advice, assistance and support to its members and the broader sports community. Through our extensive network, Vicsport's constituency includes 16,000 clubs and associations and over 3.9 million participants including paid staff and volunteers who make a significant contribution to the social, physical, mental and economic wellbeing of the Victorian community.

About AFL SportsReady:
AFL SportsReady is a national, not-for-profit company dedicated to helping young Australians develop careers through traineeships and educational opportunities.
We have kick-started the careers of approximately 16,500 young jobseekers, including over 3,000 Indigenous Australians, and helped develop over 800 sporting organisations and other businesses across Australia, since we began 27 years ago.

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