New partnership opens new doors in Aquatics, Fitness and Sports and Recreation

New partnership opens new doors in Aquatics, Fitness and Sports and Recreation

New partnership opens new doors in Aquatics, Fitness and Sports and Recreation

A growing demand for quality sporting leaders has prompted AFL SportsReady and aquatic and leisure management provider, Belgravia Leisure, to deliver 10 new traineeships across greater Sydney.

30 October 2017

AFL SportsReady (NSW) State Manager, Andrew Craig, is pleased to announce the new partnership and is excited to place trainees in an organisation that is at the forefront of sports and recreation.

“The aquatic and recreation industry is providing another area of opportunity for young people with a diverse range of roles,” Mr. Craig said.

“We are teaming up with like-minded experts who share in our passion to develop and nurture young people through education and employment pathways.”

“Belgravia Leisure has the expertise and facilities to mentor young people and develop their leadership skills in aquatics, fitness, and sport and recreation.”

Belgravia Leisure NSW State Manager James Ellender applauded the AFL SportsReady traineeship model.

“This traineeship program is a great way for young people to gain entry-level experience and practical on-the-job learning, with the goal to progress into permanent employment and longer-term careers in the Belgravia Leisure network of over 120 sites across Australia and New Zealand,” he said.

“We are on the hunt for people who are passionate about being active and healthy, and are eager to learn and develop into our future leaders.

“People of all abilities, ages, and backgrounds are encouraged to apply. No formal experience is required, and school leavers are equally welcome.”

The traineeships will be placed in Belgravia Leisure aquatic, leisure and sporting facilities in the Sydney CBD, Liverpool, the Hills and the inner west. Trainees will study a Certificate III in Sport and Recreation while earning the national training wage.

To enquire about a traineeship role at Belgravia Leisure please contact AFL SportsReady Field Officer, Breanna Appel on (02) 8333 8055 or apply online here:


Working in partnership with Government, not for profit and the commercial sector, Belgravia Leisure has a strong track record of delivering diverse, accessible and affordable health and wellness services across Australia and New Zealand.

Currently partnering with more than 40 Local and State Government authorities, Belgravia Leisure manages over 120 swim, sports, fitness, health and wellness and leisure facilities. The Australian company is an NDIS registered provider, offering innovative programs under this funding model. Visit

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For more information, interview and photo opportunities, please contact:

Marissa Pagliarello, AFL SportsReady: 03 8413 3521 / [email protected]
James Ellender, Belgravia Leisure NSW: 0466 552 256 / [email protected]

Pictured here from left to right: Centre Manager Alex Simmons, Membership Consultant 
Hang Chau, AFL SportsReady NSW State Manager Andrew Craig, Customer service Officer Beccy Robbins and Belgravia Leisure Centre NSW State Manager James Ellender