The exclusive partnership between the organisations will focus on conducting collaborative research in sport science, providing La Trobe students with unique experiences to improve their employability, supporting the professional development of Carlton’s employees and delivering school and community outreach programs.
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.
La Trobe Director of Sport Professor Russell Hoye said the University was proud to align with such an historic club that has many of the same core values.
"This partnership is a wonderful opportunity for us to share our sporting research knowledge in a practical, ongoing way.”
“Our students and sports researchers will work alongside and support Carlton in areas such as staff wellbeing and the Club's Schools program.”
Carlton CEO Steven Trigg said both organisations have a strong commitment to Melbourne’s northern corridor.
‘We are very pleased La Trobe University have joined the club as an official partner for the next three years,”
“We are excited that La Trobe will assist to further leverage our schools program in a more meaningful way and we, in turn, are in a position to provide real world player and work contexts, from which students and researchers can learn."
Currently, three Carlton listed players are enrolled at La Trobe University and receive ongoing support to manage their studies through the University’s Elite Athlete Program. La Trobe offers more sport-related courses than any other university in the country and its researchers make a significant contribution to the welfare of the industry.
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Photo; Carlton CEO Steven Trigg and La Trobe Director of Sport Professor Russell Hoye