Students who are in enrolled in one of the SEDA Group programs may have the opportunity to be involved in running a Major Project in the community that provide a number of positive outcomes for all involved. Through these experiences students have been able to enhance their communication skills, critical thinking and leadership.
You will have the opportunity to plan and implement a real event linked directly to the strategic plan of a peak sporting organisation. You will feel part of the team, learn from industry staff and see your hard work come to life.
You will have the opportunity to develop your understanding of both sourcing sponsorship and utilising different approaches to generate revenue to run your event. There is even the opportunity for you to run your event interstate or abroad!
Check out our 2019 Major Projects highlight video below!
MAJOR PROJECTS IN 2019
- Katherine, NT with Hawthorn FC – in June 2019, 8 SEDA Group Diploma students travelled to the Northern Territory with Hawthorn FC to deliver AFL clinics to remote communities in the Katherine Region. Alongside delivering AFL clinics, our students were fortune enough to participate in the Burunga Festival, which is a festival that showcases indigenous food, art, culture and sport.
- New Zealand with St Kilda FC – in October 2019, 7 SEDA Group Diploma students travelled to Auckland, New Zealand to deliver AFL clinics to a range of primary school students on behalf of St Kilda FC and AFL NZ.
- Tasmania with North Melbourne FC – in September 2019, 4 SEDA Group Diploma students travelled to Tasmania with North Melbourne FC to facilitate AFL clinics all over Tasmania. Students planned, prepared and delivered AFL clinics, whilst also assisting North Melbourne FC staff with talent identification at these clinics.
- Malaysia with Cricket Australia – In November 2019, 5 SEDA Group Diploma students travelled to Kuala Lumper, Malaysia to deliver cricket clinics on behalf of cricket Australia and alongside cricket Malaysia. Our students were fortune enough to be wined and dined by cricket Malaysia staff and also shown the best tourist spots in Malaysia by locals.
- Alice Springs with Cricket Australia – in October 2019, 4 SEDA Group Diploma students travelled to Alice Springs, NT to deliver cricket clinics to remote indigenous communities within the Alice Springs Region, alongside Cricket Australia. Our Diploma students also organised and delivered a cricket tournament for communities to participate in, whilst in Alice Springs.
- Esperance, WA with Football West – in October 2019, 7 SEDA Group Diploma students travelled to Esperance, WA to deliver soccer clinics on behalf of Football West. Our students also participated in a range of volunteering activities to assist the Esperance community.
- Broome on behalf of Fremantle Dockers – in October 2019, 6 SEDA Group Diploma students travelled to Broome, WA to deliver AFL clinics to remote communities within the Broome Region. Our Diploma students delivered these AFL clinics on behalf of Fremantle Dockers.
- Busselton, WA on behalf of Basketball Western Australia – in October 2019, 3 SEDA Group Diploma students travelled to Busselton, WA to deliver basketball clinics on behalf of Basketball WA.
- Kakadu, NT on behalf of ACE Performance – in October 2019, 5 SEDA Group Diploma students travelled to Kakadu, NT to work with communities within the Kakadu Region. Our students worked with a range of primary schools to teach a range of different sports and also helped in the classrooms with reading, writing and math.
- The Huddle Winter Slam Tournament with The Huddle – in July 2019, 4 SEDA Group Diploma students worked alongside the Huddle to plan, prepare, organise and execute The Huddle Winter Slam Tournament. The tournament has been created to promote participation in sport for less fortunate communities in Victoria, with particular focus on basketball.
Students who complete a Major Project are reliable for the planning and organisation of all aspects of their project and any associated travel.
In every project, students are on the ground, increasing the development of their chosen sport in the community. This may be through clinics, tournaments, volunteering in the community or assisting their sporting partner.
Some projects are completed in alignment with our elite sporting partners. We have had partner-aligned project groups travel to New Zealand, Malaysia, Tasmania, and Katherine, NT, just to name a few! Our partnerships help provide students the opportunity to have a once in a lifetime trip while gaining invaluable industry experience.