AFLSR Team Up With Flinders University
AFL SportsReady are proud to announce a new University pathway partnership with Flinders University until 2017. Providing further options and career paths for more young South Australians.
Under the agreement, Flinders will provide guaranteed entry or credit transfer into appropriate Flinders courses for particular AFL SportsReady students.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor Andrew Parkin said providing entry opportunities and giving academic credit for AFL SportsReady certificates and diplomas is another major step in Flinders University’s commitment to provide a range of pathways to university study for students from diverse backgrounds.
“AFL SportsReady is one of the country’s most innovative and dynamic private RTOs. Flinders is very pleased to be the organisation’s official collaborator in South Australia in enhancing tertiary education opportunities for young Australians,” Professor Parkin said.
AFL SportsReady Chief Executive Officer James Montgomery said the partnership really helps establish AFL SportsReady as a leading provider of career and education opportunities in South Australia.
“This is a terrific opportunity for us to work in partnership with the leading university in South Australia and to create a clear education pathway for our students from Certificate II through to university.”
“It is through partnerships like this that we can provide further options and career paths for more young South Australians, including a clear transition to Flinders University.”
The partnership also includes joint promotional opportunities between Flinders and AFL SportsReady to further encourage participation in higher education by elite sports players.
“We anticipate interest from AFL SportsReady students in areas such as health and nutrition, business courses and our sport, health and physical activity degree. There may also be interest in some of our Creative Arts programs such as drama, dance and creative writing,” Professor Parkin said.
DATE: Thursday, 7th August 2014
IMAGE: L-R: Crows player Andy Otten, AFL SportsReady CEO James Montgomery, Flinders Professor Andrew Parkin and Port Adelaide Player Welfare and Development Manager Marcus Drum.