ACPE is delighted to announce a new partnership with Macarthur FC, which will see ACPE become the club’s official education partner.
The Partnership between Australia’s oldest private educational provider and Australia’s newest sporting organisation will see increased opportunities for students, staff, athletes, coaches, administrators, and all others involved in football across the region.
For ACPE, the partnership will allow for the co-branding of selected educational programs, opportunities for Work Integrated Learning, and Professional Experience and employability outcomes, for ACPE students.
The partnership for Macarthur FC, will allow for the development and implementation of education and welfare programs across the club and its affiliations, access to accredited programs for athletes, coaches, administrators and staff, and access to the next generation of sports leaders.
Debbie Le Roux, ACPE CEO & Dean, welcomed the partnership with Macarthur FC.
“For more than 100 years ACPE has been Australia’s oldest independent specialist provider in the domains of sport and physical education degrees. ACPE empowers students by providing a transformative, personalised and supportive learning environment that nurtures potential and connects motivated and well-equipped students with careers in the Sport industry.”
“We are delighted to be the exclusive education partner for Macarthur FC, which will provide opportunities for collaboration, innovation and education that drive positive impact and build synergies in the communities we both serve.” She added.
Michael McKnight, ACPE Partnership Manager, is looking forward to ACPE students enjoying the benefits of this partnership.
“This partnership will allow ACPE students across different disciplines to gain valuable firsthand industry experience in a new high-performance environment. The ACPE Careers team is really looking forward to working with Macarthur FC in sharing these opportunities and as a result, providing passionate ACPE students who are ready to make a difference. It is also important to note that the ACPE community will be throwing our full support behind Macarthur FC for the upcoming season.”
Macarthur FC Head of High Performance, Anthony Crea, said is important to focus not just on the elite, but towards the educational benefits of sport.
“The partnership with ACPE is important to not only provide but have access to students studying across various fields including high performance, sports science but also in off-field roles such as sports management.
“The in-field experience will be valuable and extremely beneficial for both the club and students.” Crea added.