A great example of how Holmesglen is offering opportunities is through the Play Like a Girl program.
Our sport degree learners recently became the first cohort at Holmesglen to complete this pioneering program.
The program’s mission states:
“We teach girls that playing like a girl in sport, work and life is your ultimate power move.”
A five-week online program, the initiative is one of the first of its kind for leadership development of women in sport in Australia.
During the program, sport degree learners Kirra Johnston, Kiyono Hirata, Maddison Southam, and Sarah Radlow gained invaluable experience through:
- Mindset and self-belief strategies
- Mentoring sessions
- Connecting with fellow women in sport
“What was really rewarding was seeing the personal and professional growth of the students,” says Sport Degrees Lecturer Sharyn Meade. Maddison Southam completed our dual diploma SIS50321 Diploma of Sport with Diploma of Event Management SIT50322 (delivered with St Kilda Football Club).
She then followed a study pathway into the Bachelor of Sport Media and says Play Like a Girl grew her confidence as she prepares for a career in the sports industry.
"Play Like a Girl was mindset-changing and gave me more belief – that's one of the areas I've struggled with growing up.
“Being involved in sport, you may be told you can’t do something or someone’s better than you, but we are all different and we all have different strengths and skills.
“You are able to tell yourself that you can do it and achieve the same as others.”