AFLQ Dominate SportsReady Awards

AFLQ Staff big winners at the SportsReady graduation night awards

Two AFL SportsReady graduates who completed traineeships at AFL Queensland were recognised for their outstanding commitment, skill and talent at the recent AFL SportsReady Graduation night at the Queensland Cricketers Club

Emily Wastle – who undertook a certificate Four in Business at AFLQ Brisbane West – was named co-winner of the Trainee of the Year award.

Emily commenced the program as a school based trainee and undertook Certificates Two and Three in Community Recreation through 2009 and 2010 before finishing her fulltime traineeship at the end of 2011.

Ex AFLQ Brisbane South trainee Damien Richards received the Host Plus Rising Star award for his outstanding contribution during 2010 and 2011.

During that time Damien completed a Certificate Three in Community Recreation and a Certificate Four in Business.

Also nominated for the two prestigious awards was Hayden Kaer, who completed his 12 month traineeship with AFLQ Capricornia.

Other AFL Queensland Trainee Success Stories

AFL Queensland has had a long and proud association with AFL SportsReady and uses their services to support staffing needs across the State

AFLQ has employed school based, part time and full time trainees through AFLSR and many of those trainees have gone on to university and other successful careers, assisted by the traineeship program and mentoring from both organisations .

There are currently over ten former trainees on our full time team including Gold Coast Development Manager Richie Lyons who started his career as a trainee on the Sunshine Coast.  Before settling in his current role Richie worked as Regional Manager for AFL Townsville before moving into the role of statewide Coaching and Volunteer Manager.

Our success stories include Kieran Daley who did his traineeship in Townsville under the tutelage of Richie. Keiran has just rejoined his mentor as the Auskick Development Officer for the Gold Coast region.

Jeff Neumann completed three years of traineeships and now has varied responsibilities as Development Officer for the Darling Downs.  Jeff is also a previous recipient of the AFL SportsReady Rising Star award.

Tim Mackrill is another AFLQ Development Officer who started out his career as a trainee. Tim is now in Cairns alongside Marc Harbrow, the 2006 AFL SportsReady Trainee of The Year.

After completing Certificates Three and Four in Sport and Recreation and winning the Rising Star Award for 2009, Ryan Spellman is now based in the Gladstone area.

Ex-trainee Lachlan Harris returned to AFLQ after completing university and is now the Club Coordinator for Brisbane North alongside 2010 Trainee of the Year and current Auskick Development Officer James Nelis.

And finally West Brisbane Auskick Development Officer Daniel Selby, another Trainee of The Year award winner, is based in the Brisbane West region after completing three traineeships including a Certificate Four in Business.

The SportsReady traineeship program has been a real source of quality staff for AFLQ and we look forward to our continued association with AFL SportsReady

SportsReady provides professional traineeship services to many sports and businesses throughout Queensland.

If you have an interest in employing a SportsReady trainee then please contact one of the following

Shane Johnson – State Manager –  
0415 599615

Kylie Drum – Gold Coast Field Officer –  
0427 179927

Marcia Laurie- Indigenous Field Officer/Mentor
0458 393680

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