Studying: Sport Development
Tell us about your course
There’s different development centres, there’s basketball, soccer, AFL and football. I’m currently in the basketball development squad.
Describe a typical day at Central?
Get there early, get some extra study in if I can, classes usually start around 9.30/10 am. We do group work and discussions, and most days we end up on the oval doing a sport related activity like coaching.
What do you like about studying in the city?
It’s easily accessible by means of public transport and good for those that don’t have their license. The facilities are great. It is close to recreation centres that we use on a daily basis and there’s an oval just across the road.
What do you think Central offers over uni?
I came back to studying after not being at school for 8 or 9 years, so it’s a nice way to push myself back to study, whereas uni would have been a bit harder. It’s easily accessible, right on the train line. Many unis are quite off the train lines and you’ll have to link up to buses which can be a hassle.
Have you taken advantage of Central's industry links and gained some work experience?
I have, I’ve been close to some of my lecturers, and they have been more then helpful in getting me contacts through the Department of Sport and Recreation, Hockey WA, Cycling WA, Swimming WA. I’ve talked to people all through those industries.
What’s the best thing about studying at Central?
The facilities are great. The lecturers are very informed on their subjects. The gym is amazing.
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