Careers in sport can be many types of jobs. Learn more in Industry Live
Join Beacon’s next Industry Live on Tuesday, March 23, 11.30am to 12.30 pm AEDT.
Who are the people behind the players? There are many different careers in sport that you can have. In our next Industry Live, we’ll chat to some key people that work in sports clubs about how you can land a job like theirs to help players keep playing.
The session will be hosted by Jo Healy. Jo is a Fox Sports News reporter/presenter and will be leading the conversation with panellists, discussing different jobs and opportunities in the sporting industry.
One of our panellists is David Buttifant, Co-founder and director of Resilience Builders. David has a proven track record at the highest level of elite
sport for over 25 years. He has worked with athletes at Olympic level and in the Australian Football League (AFL). His leadership and resilience facilitation experience is equally impressive. He’s delivered hundreds of presentations and programs to audiences ranging from large corporations to school and sporting communities.
He shares his evidence-based techniques and strategies to make healthy habits stick. His approach to building resilience and leadership involves planning, creating habits, self-reflection and accountability. David firmly believes that these qualities are the pathway to building a better version of oneself. They have supported him over a lifetime.
Through his own experiences, he has guided others to adapt, to change and to achieve success in sport, business and life. David has a Doctorate in Exercise Physiology from Victoria University and an MBA.
Joining David is Sarah Jenner. Sarah is an Advanced Sports Dietitian, and for the last four years has worked in Australian football with the Carlton Football Club.
Sarah also spends her time teaching Sports Nutrition to university students at La Trobe University. Sarah has always had a love for food and cooking and, grew up playing all kinds of sport – which she believes built her passion and love for what she does now.
Sarah’s favourite thing about working in sport is that no two days are the same, and particularly enjoys teaching footy players how to cook.
Our final panellist is Lillian. Lillian is the Wellbeing and Engagement Manager at Carlton Football Club. She is a registered nurse and started off volunteering with the club over 8 years ago, as her family is actively involved. Lillian has always enjoyed playing sport, being an avid netball player and loves volunteering, which has now evolved into a full-time role with the club.
Her skills as a nurse, helping and supporting the players when there are injuries on and off the field, has now been identified and supported by AFL, which has resulted in a role for a registered nurse to work with all clubs across the code. So, you never know where your volunteering might lead you!
Register for our March 23 event and receive your zoom link via this link.
We will send out a recording of the session to everyone who registered but couldn’t make the live session. Please note, students will only be able to ask questions and chat to the panellists in real time. To get the most out of Industry Live, we hope you can join us live.
About Industry Live:
Join Beacon Foundation online for Industry Live, a series of live career awareness and exploration events via video conference. We invite expert industry panellists to share their stories, top tips for success, and answer questions from school students across Australia in a discussion led by a facilitator. Industry Live is open to all students across Australia in Years 6-12. We will send out a recording of the session to everyone who registered but couldn’t make the live session. Please note, students will only be able to ask questions and chat to the panellists in real time. To get the most out of Industry Live, we hope you can join us live.