AFL SportsReady’s Year in Review
Last year the company celebrated 20 years of helping over 12,000 young Australians including 1,300 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people launch their careers.
The 20th anniversary lunch was a chance to bring together all of our partners who have contributed so much to the success of the company and its many achievements in vocational education and employment.
In 2014 we continued to deliver more opportunities for young people than ever before. Our highlights include:
- A total of 687 trainees were employed across Australia. This includes 225 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander trainees.
- Over 900 students studied with SportsReady Education, including 1 in 4 AFL players.
- The AFL announced $1.1 million over two years for AFL SportsReady to deliver traineeships in the AFL industry, support player development and to improve the skills associated with the administration of the game.
- We established more university partnership agreements with Flinders University, the University of Tasmania and the University of Technology, Sydney.
- We are now a Vocational Training and Employment Centre provider in Victoria and Tasmania, delivering 150 jobs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The VTEC initiative is funded by the Australian Government and is based on the GenerationOne employment model.
- We were awarded the Wurreker Award for best private registered training organisation by the Victorian Aboriginal Education Association (VAEAI).
- In partnership with the AFL we established a number of new online courses and delivered career development courses in AFL Management and Football Administration. We continued to deliver the Player Development course in partnership with the AFL Players Association.
- Our ArtsReady program, supported by the Australian Government, was rolled out across Australia and is now also available in Western Australia, Tasmania, Queensland and South Australia. This program is designed as a partnership with young Australians and the arts and creative sector through an entry-level training and support model that combines practical experience at work with vocational education.
Finally, we launched the #TARGET1000 campaign at the 20 year anniversary lunch and we have set down the challenge of giving 1000 young people an employment opportunity over the next 12 months across Australia. Six months since the campaign was launched we have helped almost 700 young people commence employment.
The AFL SportsReady team would like to thank all our current partners, hosts and trainees for their commitment and ongoing support.
CLICK HERE to download a copy of our ‘2014 Year in Review’
Should you wish to hear more about the #TARGET1000 campaign or our 2014 achievements, please contact Chris Naish, Executive Manager – Business on (03) 8413 3503 or email [email protected].