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Saints march with SEDA

Breanna Gallagher  May 20, 2013 10:25 AM

St Kilda Football Club is pleased to announce it has forged a new community partnership with SEDA.

The three-year agreement formalises a relationship that has developed over the last couple of years, with the club assisting SEDA students through industry-based learning at a variety of activities and events.

“We’ve seen a real benefit from the skills and enthusiasm of SEDA students at the Saints.  We’re really excited to build on our relationship with SEDA and provide their students with more opportunities to gain experience in the sports industry,” St Kilda’s Fan Development and Community Manager, Rory Sackville said.

“This partnership will also strengthen the work we do in the community, particularly in our bayside heartland, and enable us to grow and develop our existing programs.”

SEDA’s AFL Frankston class will be aligned with the Saints, with students already inducted as an employee at the club’s Linen House Centre headquarters in Seaford earlier in the year. Students received a tour of the facility and heard from a number of St Kilda staff, including ex-SEDA student Chris McKay. Chris completed his work placement with the club in 2012 and has now gained full time work with the Saints.

SEDA’s Partnerships Development Manager, Tony Kiers, said the organisation was looking forward to working closely with the club.
“St Kilda Football Club provides a great opportunity for our students to obtain unique learning experiences from an elite performance environment,” he said.

“To their credit, past students have shown the utmost professionalism when working with StKilda, which is why the relationship has grown to what it is today.”

The SEDA program offers 11 & 12 students an engaging curriculum within the Sport & Recreation industry. Students create pathways for their future into employment or further study. Applications for 2014 are currently open. Visit sedagroup.com.au.