GIS And Women Sport Australia Partner To Enhance Opportunities
The Global Institute of Sport (GIS) and Women Sport Australia have announced a new partnership to increase the unique opportunities for women in Australia in the national and international sports industry.
The partnership will mainly provide a full scholarship for a female student in Australia to complete a sports master’s degree with GIS starting in January 2023.
The recipient of the scholarship will have the opportunity to choose between the MSc International Sport Management, MSc Football Business, or MSc Football Coaching & Analysis, completing the degree either online or in a blended format with face-to-face teaching at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).
GIS will also provide all Women Sport Australia members and pledgees with 15% off their course fees on any master’s degree or professional education course, with the organisations to work together to provide mentoring and placement opportunities for GIS students, as well as thought-leadership events online and in-person.
Women Sport Australia president, Gen Dorhmann, said: “We’re delighted to partner with Global Institute of Sport to provide enhanced pathways into sports leadership for women in Australia.”
“Incentivising women to participate in sports master’s degrees and professional education for their own career progression will encourage more to study sports subjects and bring increased diversity to this incredible industry,” Dorhmann said.
GIS president, Sharona Friedman, said: “The aim of this partnership is to create an environment that helps to provide better and increased opportunities for women in the sports industry.”
“GIS has always championed an increasingly diverse student and staff body.
“Having the opportunity to make our degree programs and professional short courses more accessible and improve students’ chances of success in the industry is something we’re pleased to be part of,” Friedman said.