Course modules announced for 2017

Richmond Football Club, with Swinburne University of Technology are excited to announce that our modules for the 2017 Richmond Institute of Sports Leadership program have now been finalised and we have confirmed the participation of our industry experts.

The yearlong program to be launched in February will combine a Diploma of Sport Development (SIS50612) and a Diploma of Leadership & Management (BSB51915), whilst continuing students development as an athlete and establishing future employment and education pathways.

The four modules of the program, along with the industry experts who will deliver key note addresses and help in the development of the content will be;

  1. Managing the Business – Brendon Gale (Richmond Football Club CEO)
  2. Coaching the Team – Lisa Alexander (Australian Diamonds Netball Coach)
  3. Athlete Performance – Lydia Lassila (Australian Olympic Gold Medallist)
  4. Becoming a Leader – Peggy O’Neal (Richmond Football Club President)

“I am thrilled to be joined by such a high-quality group of industry experts who will help to deliver our brand-new Institute program in 2017” said Peggy O’Neal, Richmond President.  “We look forward to helping to develop our future industry leaders, many of whom will have aspirations to work in the sports and fitness industries”.

With a strong focus on experiential learning, students will be provided with unrivalled practical opportunities that focus on the development of skills that assist with education and future employment as well as athlete and coaching performance.

The Institute will be located on the corner of Church and Swan St’s in Richmond, where class room facilities are co-located with gymnasium facilities for the students to move between practical and theoretical content delivery.  Facilities at both the Richmond Football Club and Swinburne University of Technology will also be used throughout the program.

Places in the program are limited and the final open days for 2017 will take place on Wednesday January 18th at 10.30am and 2pm and Saturday January 21st at 10am.  Open Days are hosted at Richmond Football Club.

For more information on the program, please contact Richmond Football Club’s Head of Education & Training, Damien Villarosa on or 0473 111109.

VET student loans may be available to eligible students.  TOID3059

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