Sport partnerships

Our partnerships with national sporting clubs and organisations help set us apart as a leading sports university.

Students and researchers gain unique learning and environments, work experience opportunities, world-class facilities and professional connections.

Our partners in turn receive access to expert advice, the latest research and educational pathways for athletes.

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Partner with us to join our growing network of national sporting organisations.

Partners

Carlton Football Club

Carlton FC

We are proud to have an exclusive University partnership with the Carlton Football Club.

The close relationship will also provide La Trobe students with greater access to internships at the club while University researchers will assess and refine the Club’s "Carlton in School" program - its popular mentoring, health and sport education syllabus.

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Melbourne City FC

Melbourne City FC

We are extremely proud of our close partnership with A-League Football club Melbourne City. Through the relationship, our staff and students gain unique access to a national sporting club, while Melbourne City benefit through use of our sport facilities and educational opportunities for their players.

Our staff, students and alumni also receive special discounted membership offers for the club.

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Melbourne Cricket Club

Melbourne Cricket Club

The Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC) manages the Melbourne Cricket Ground and provides services and facilities to its members.

We are working with the MCC to make the MCG the best stadium in the world and to provide world class experiences for fans. This a game changing partnership that offers our researchers access to the MCG to work on a variety of projects including:

  • Fan engagement
  • Smart stadium initiatives.

Our coursework students also benefit through work experience opportunities with the MCC.

Find out more about studying sport at La Trobe.

AFL Players' Association

AFL Players' Association

The AFLPA will work with our staff and students to help grow the AFLPA brand and affirm La Trobe's Elite Athlete Friendly University status.

Find out more about studying sport at La Trobe.

AFL SportsReady

AFL SportsReady

AFL SportsReady provides education and training to prepare elite footballers for a career beyond playing AFL.

We have entered into a partnership with the organisation that recognises the skills and experience of SportsReady students, allowing them access and recognition of prior learning in sports related courses.

The partnership is also working on the presentation of joint executive certificate courses to the sporting industry.

Bendigo Spirit

Bendigo Spirit

The Bendigo Spirit are the third Victorian based team in the Women's National Basketball League (WNBL). We have been a proud sponsor of the Spirit since the club joined the League in 2007.

They played their first ever WNBL game at their home court, the Bendigo Schweppes Centre, on Saturday October 6 against the Dandenong Rangers and claimed an historic 87-66 victory. In 2013 they played the Grand Final in their hometown in front of a record crowd.

Northern Football League (NFL)

Northern Football League (NFL)

 The Northern Football League (NFL) conducts AFL football and netball in the northern region of metropolitan Melbourne.

We have signed a memorandum of understanding with the NFL, working together on research projects, a program for student internships and joint facilities.

IPL Kings XI Punjab

IPL Kings XI Punjab

A unique collaboration between La Trobe University and the Indian Premier League (IPL) Kings XI Punjab team provides students with internship opportunities related to sport management.

The Kings XI Punjab team has attracted a number of Australian cricketing stars including George Bailey, who captains Kings XI, as well as Glenn Maxwell and Mitchell Johnson; with IPL attracted 174 million television viewers in 2014 and has a colossal social media following – including 12 million Facebook fans and 1.8 million Twitter followers.

This partnership will facilitate work on joint programs, activities, projects and research on training and education in the domain of sport management and science, and will provide students with invaluable experience far beyond what they could achieve in the classroom.

Vicsport

Vicsport

The unique partnership between Vicsport and La Trobe University allows students to contribute to delivery of community education programs through internships and placements, while providing access to Vicsport courses and networking opportunities.

Find out more about Vicsport and their Vicsport Professionals Network (VPN) memberships on their website.

AFL Coaches Association

AFL Coaches Association

The AFL Coaches Association is the collective representative voice of coaches in the Australian Football League.

We have signed a memorandum of understanding with the organisation to support them in areas of research, education and networking.

We also sponsor the annual 'La Trobe University Education Award' given to a coach who has shown exceptional commitment to their professional development as judged by AFLCA Management.