Our Story

Established in 2016, Richmond Institute is the education arm of the Richmond Football Club and a leader in sports industry education.

Brendon Gale

Chief Executive Officer

Richmond Football Club

“We are an aspirational football club, driven by our purpose of connecting to thrive and win. To achieve our purpose, we need well trained, high-quality individuals. Richmond Institute provides us with a platform to educate the next generation of leaders in the sports industry. We do this in partnership with Swinburne University of Technology, a world-ranked university leading the way in innovation, industry engagement and social inclusion.”

“Richmond is the most diverse sporting organisation in Australia. We connect with communities through sport, education and fitness. We are a significant employer, and we need a workforce that is reflective of our communities. Students connecting with Richmond Institute will learn from our industry experts and be well-positioned to kick start their sports career.”

Shane Dunne

General Manager: Aligned Leisure & Education

Richmond Football Club

Shayla Clarke


Shayla has completed both a Bachelor of Business and Diploma of Sport (Sport Development)/Leadership and Management (SIS50319/BSB51918) through Swinburne. During her time as a student she completed several placements within the industry and developed life-long connections and friendships. Shayla is now the Audience Growth & Engagement Officer at the Richmond Football Club.

Dylan completed VCAL in high school and didn’t have a university pathway in mind originally. He successfully graduated and received a Diploma of Sport (Sport Development)/Leadership and Management (SIS50319/BSB51918) in 2019, and thanks the Student Success Mentors for their additional support. Dylan took part in experiences such as the trip to the Northern Territory and the Korin Gamadji Institute (KGI) War Cry before the ‘Dreamtime at the G’ game. These taught him more about his own culture and gave him a further sense of pride. He is now the Student Success Mentor at our Mildura Campus and a Program Officer for the KGI ‘Real Healthy’ program.

Dylan Murphy


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