Navigating the AFL Industry

Navigating the AFL Industry

Starting a career in the sports industry can be a daunting task. Trainee Amy Alizzi, however, found her path through a traineeship with AFL SportsReady.

In this article, we explore Amy’s experiences, challenges and wins during her traineeship in Premium Membership Products AFL.

Amy’s decision to pursue a traineeship was rooted in the uncertainty surrounding the start of her sports career. Unlike those opting for a traditional university route, Amy sought a different avenue to gain practical experience, leading her to AFL SportsReady’s traineeships.

Describing her traineeship experience as fulfilling and key in kickstarting her sports career. Amy found herself on a journey that has gone beyond her expectations. The traineeship became a major stepping stone in her professional life. Providing her with the hands-on experience needed in the competitive sports industry.

Working with the AFL as her host employer, Amy discovered unexpected joys in the organisation’s diverse experiences. The dynamic environment has allowed her to delve right into various aspects of the industry, broadening her outlook and skill set.

Her daily tasks include collaborating on engagement activities for match days and events, meticulously organizing documents, handling inquiries for the VRC chairman’s club and managing various smaller roles. The role demands precision, coordination and a keen eye for detail.

Through her traineeship, Amy has learned to juggle multiple tasks at the same time and organise herself efficiently. The experiences and opportunities gained during this time are invaluable. Shaping her perspective and setting the stage for future work experiences.

Looking ahead, Amy aspires to continue her career within the AFL or an AFL Club, focusing on events, marketing, media, or commercial work. The traineeship has not only given her the necessary skills but has also provided a solid base for a promising future.

Amy’s favourite aspect of the traineeship was participating in various events and functions. Allowing her to connect with diverse individuals and expand her professional network.

Throughout her traineeship, AFL SportsReady has been a constant source of support. Whether through her Supervisor, Field Officer or Educator. Amy has found assistance whenever she needed guidance, contributing to a positive experience.

Amy stumbled upon the traineeship opportunity while searching for jobs that offered sports industry experience without requiring former qualifications.

Amy readily recommends traineeships to other individuals. Highlighting the invaluable firsthand experience and the bonus of gaining a qualification.

While Amy’s parents were initially unsure due to the minimal wage associated with full-time work. They witnessed the wealth of experience and enjoyment she gained, ultimately supporting her decision.

Finally, Amy Alizzi’s journey from uncertainty to a promising career in sports. Her traineeship experiences with AFL SportsReady not only paved the way for her future. But also inspires other young individuals considering similar paths in the AFL.

With over 29 years of experience providing quality job opportunities and launching the careers of thousands of young Australians. AFL SportsReady offers diverse and thrilling opportunities that could take your career to the next level.

Whether you’re just starting in your career or looking to take it in a new direction. AFL SportsReady has something to offer. With a commitment to quality training and support. You can be sure you’ll have the tools you need to succeed.

So why wait? Kickstart your career today by exploring available Traineeships. Whether you’re interested in sports management, business administration, or any number of other fields, there’s sure to be a role that fits your skills and interests.

Filling out our Expressions of Interest Form is a useful step if you are unable to find a specific job opening. This helps us identify candidates for future opportunities and reach out if a relevant opportunity becomes available.

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