RISL Students Gain Jack Dyer Medal Event Insights

Richmond Institute of Sport Leadership students Daniel Skinner and Ellen Thompson were given a special opportunity at the Richmond Football Club’s night of nights earlier this month.

The pair assisted the Club’s Events Department with the delivery of the annual Jack Dyer Medal, held at the Crown Palladium.

Skinner said the night which gave the students a chance to gain hands-on experience from industry experts, was the “best possible” insight to the Club’s events operations.

Included in their role on the night was to assist VIP arrivals for the pre-event function and to hand out medals and awards to the winners.

“Being in the RISL program this year has been a life changing experience and I have been so lucky to work at a professional football club,” Skinner added.

The life-long Richmond fan has been involved at the Club throughout the duration of the year, working within many different departments.

“It’s not every day that you get these kinds of opportunities and it’s just great to know that the hard work I have put in has gone into being a part of a premiership winning team,” he said.

Thompson added that the night provided great insight into the events space and that she was grateful the Club and RISL were able to accommodate such an opportunity.

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