In the inaugural year of the program, students have collectively had the opportunity to engage in various work placement opportunities which includes matchdays, community coaching clinics, pre-academy coaching, football operations and within various departments within the organisation such as marketing, memberships and community.
The students have heard directly from experts within the club based on the unit of study being delivered, to further support them in their learning. This includes the Technical Director of Football, General Manager Operations, Head of Marketing, Memberships, Ticketing and Community Manager as well as Academy coaches and support staff who work within the organisation.
Students completing the Wanderers Sport & Business Diploma have also had hands-on practical experience in delivering one of the largest community events that the club runs – the School’s Cup. The School’s Cup is run across Term 3 & 4 of the school year and is a community-based competition that encourages students to participate and play football. Diploma students have had key roles in the planning, organisation and implementation of this event across 9 different football associations/regions within the Greater Western Sydney area and have enjoyed working on such projects from inside the Wanderers Football Park.