Classes at the ‘G

On Monday March 1, Diploma of Sport (Sport Development)/Diploma of Leadership and Management (SIS50319/BSB51918) students were able to experience a classroom setting like no other.

Students were given access to the Members Dining Room at the Melbourne Cricket Ground for an entire day of classes.

Education Manager, Shane Hart, says “With our students learning in an elite sporting environment such as Richmond, it allows them to acquire professional skills and knowledge from experts in the industry, and apply them to real world settings,”

“We are fortunate that the MCG is a stone throw away from our home at Punt Road Oval, and with students learning and engaging with classes in one of the greatest sporting precincts in the world, it allows them to continually immerse themselves in the sports industry.

“It was also great hearing from students about their fond memories of attending the G’, including my personal favourite memory of the 2017 preliminary final (Richmond vs GWS).”

A range of lectures on anatomy, physiology and legal compliance were held in the prestigious dining room, before students began their introduction to Mental Health First Aid.

Current student, Josh Radley, said “It was a surreal experience having classes at the MCG,”

“It was a great space to learn out of and hopefully we can do it again soon.”

In just a matter of days, students will return to the MCG to undertake game day placement when Richmond take on Carlton in the 2021 AFL Season Opener.

The Diploma of Sport (Sport Development)/Diploma of Leadership and Management (SIS50319/BSB51918) is delivered by Swinburne University of Technology, in partnership with Richmond Football Club.


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