Matt Austin

Bachelor of Sport ManagementMatt Austin

I had experience as a professional athlete before I decided to go to university, and I have a passion for the sports industry, so I thought that sports management would be the right career path for me.

The staff who take the sport management degree have had a lot of experience in the sporting industry. The opportunities you get from networking with those sorts of people can open up opportunities such as the internship at AFL Victoria.

The most enjoyable experience so far within my internship has been working with the young indigenous youth of Victoria, and having them involved in the quality programs that AFL Victoria have on offer, such as the Laguntas program, which aims to get indigenous youth into high performance programs, such as the Tate Cup and VFL.

I definitely think the internship has helped me grow. It allows you to apply the content that you've learnt at Uni, out in the everyday work force and provides you with life experiences for future employment.

I originally had aspirations to be a player manager, but after completing my internship at AFL Victoria I want to be involved in football development. Working with youth and being able to assist them to grow has been enjoyable for me.

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