“Endless opportunity”: Natahlia reflects on Tiger Cub Sports

When the Richmond Football Club together with its subsidiary businesses Aligned Leisure and Richmond Institute roll out a new sports engagement program across the state in Term 2, past student Natahlia Moharram will know she has played an instrumental role in its creation.

Natahlia, along with her past classmates has brought the Tiger Cub Sports program to life and has worked alongside the entire football club and wider business to make it happen.

“It’s incredible,” Natahlia said.

“It was course work, but it is also literal. We are rolling out a program in real life.”

As part of a simulated placement counting towards the completion of a Diploma of Sport (Sport Development)/Diploma of Leadership and Management (SIS50319/BSB51918) from Swinburne University of Technology, students were tasked with devising and setting out the Tiger Cub Sports program, in line with community and business needs.

“I am really, really grateful that this opportunity has come up and it is just super exciting” Natahlia added.

As a consistently outstanding academic performer, Natahlia was selected to drive the student-led project and has worked closely with Richmond’s Marketing, Communications, Graphic Design and Fan Engagement teams to make the in-class assessment, a real-world reality.

Natahlia also collaborated with Aligned Leisure at an executive level and their different regional managers from around the state in Albury-Wodonga, Mildura, Cardinia, and Eltham.

“It has been really incredible to have the opportunity to work with quite a number of staff members from Richmond and Aligned Leisure that I would not have had the chance to work with otherwise,” she said.

“I have always had a bit of an inkling I wanted to work in sport, but I had absolutely no idea what I wanted to do (within it). It has been really great to be given such a wide scope as to all the different sides of the industry.”

Natahlia admits the physical performance aspect of the course is not her forte, but she has been able to gain invaluable insight into sports administration through other placements and modules.

“There were a lot of opportunities, I was actually quite doubtful at the start of the year because of COVID-19 and the online placements,” she said.

“But the opportunities were endless. It’s the type of course where you get what you give.”

Tiger Cub Sports aims to educate children between the ages of 3-5 by putting the ‘FUN’ in fundamentals. The program is built on the tried and tested physical literacy frameworks which supports the natural development of fundamental movement skills.

Past and current students will run these sessions which are located in Wodonga, Nillumbik and Cardinia regions.

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