Dear Future Student

Dear future student,

Last year I was in the same position as many of you – studying the majority of my final year from home and a still a little unsure as to what I wanted to do post school.

What I did know was that I loved sport. Coming from an elite acrobatics’ gymnastics background, loving sport was something that came natural to me. However, I knew I couldn’t be an athlete forever.

I was also very lost as I didn’t know what the sports market had to offer.

I studied Sport and Rec, Health and PE at school like I’m sure many of you do too. The only sport related jobs I knew that were out there were coaching, physiotherapy and personal training.

None of them felt like they were the fit for me.

It wasn’t until I stumbled across Richmond Institute that I realised the sporting world was massive and full of opportunity. I instantly knew it was the perfect steppingstone to a career in sport.

Many things drew me to the program but one of the biggest was their connection to an elite sporting club. With this I knew that the course could provide opportunities and insight that any other ordinary course could not.

The wide range of placement opportunities and personal & professional development was also a big driving force for me to emerge myself in this unique course. So, I can ensure that you are all making a very good choice.

Like starting anything new I was feeling many different emotions in February of this year, but instantly Richmond Institute created a feeling of belonging and togetherness.

Your small groups in which you attend all classes with alongside your mentor, help support, guide, and strive to get the best out of you each day you come into class. Not to mention the highly qualified facilitators that deliver the content.

At Richmond Institute, help is never far away, and neither is the opportunity to exceed. My time here so far has been nothing short of amazing.

I have not only just learnt a wealth of knowledge in sports development, strength and conditioning, project management, events planning and mental health. But I have also grown as a person.

I have also part taken in industry placement with the Richmond Football Club and worked during game days which was incredible insight into the operations of sport.

I am also undertaking an internship with the Richmond institute Student Acquisition team. 

Richmond Institute believes strongly in learning skills that can be used beyond study. At the end of the course you gain more than just a dual diploma – but a lot of life skills as well.

To finish off I would like to leave you with three tips.

Firstly, during class, utilise your time and resources including teachers and mentors very wisely because time moves fast.

Secondly, don’t be scared to network and connect with industry professionals because they are the best people to learn off and are your golden tickets into the sporting world.

Finally, take up any opportunity you get. For many of you, Richmond Institute has opened the door but it’s what you do inside the room that will make you stand out and help pave your further endeavours. 

I can confidently say that your year with Richmond Institute will be incredible and one you won’t regret.

My cohort can’t believe we only have one term to go. I guess they do say time fly’s when you’re having fun.

Thank you for reading about my journey, and I look forward to hearing about the story you create.


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