The future is bright for Marley Knight

The future is bright for Marley Knight

Marley Knight, a proud Ngarrindjeri man and AFL SportsReady trainee, has been recognised as the 2015 Trade School of the Future – School Based Trainee of the Year in South Australia. Marley’s exceptional commitment to his studies and work earned him this prestigious award. Completing a Certificate II in Financial Services with ANZ bank while in Year 11 and 12, Marley describes his traineeship experience as rewarding, exciting, and transformative, opening up new career opportunities and instilling confidence in his future aspirations.

Supported by AFL SportsReady’s dedicated Field Officers, Marley’s growth and determination impressed his host employer, leading to his casual employment. While pursuing a Bachelor of Education at Flinders University, Marley will continue his role at ANZ, building a promising future.

The award recognises the most outstanding School-based trainee of 2015 and acknowledges their commitment in studies at school and in the workplace.

‘I had no idea I would receive this honour. It’s definitely a rewarding feeling to be recognised for your achievements,’ said Marley.

Marley completed a Certificate II in Financial Services with the ANZ bank at Murray Bridge while still studying Year 11 and 12.

‘My traineeship experience was rewarding, exciting and opened up a new career pathway for me. Now I’m optimistic about my future and feel confident to achieve my dreams.’

AFL SportsReady trainees are assigned Field Officers to support and guide through every aspect of the program.

Craig Berry, praised Marley’s commitment and perseverance throughout the year.

‘Marley started out as a nervous, shy young man who showed enormous growth throughout his traineeship. He rode-out a few bumps along his journey and impressed his host employer so much, that they’ve employed him casually’ explained Craig.

Marley will continue his role at ANZ while studying a Bachelor of Education at Flinders University.


Traineeships are paid, employment and education training programs that give you a nationally recognised qualification. They are usually full-time, but can also be part-time or school-based. If you’d like to find out more and a place to submit an expression of interest at this link.

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IMAGE: Marley Knight