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Deakin backs netball for a further three years

Deakin web
2 weeks ago

Netball Victoria and the Melbourne Vixens have announced the renewal of their partnership with Deakin University as exclusive education, insights and research partner, for a further three years.

As a global leader in sport science, sport management and sport media Deakin has helped advance the development of netball in Victoria since 2019, providing integrated learning and research projects, professional development and graduate employment opportunities.

The extension of the partnership feeds into Deakin’s progressive, real-world approach to sport education, preparing its students to shape the sport industry, while also providing insights to keep Netball Victoria and the Melbourne Vixens ahead of the pack.

Netball Victoria CEO, Andrea Pearman said the partnership will continue to benefit netball in Victoria at all levels, throughout the pathway to the elite.

“For the last five years, Deakin has helped Netball Victoria and the Melbourne Vixens develop as leaders in our field, and with the extension of this partnership we’re looking forward to seeing where the sport and team can grow further,” said Pearman.

“We’re thrilled to have the commitment of a world-renowned education destination in Deakin, whose commitment to advocating for women’s sport at community and elite level and growing career opportunities in women’s sport is strongly aligned with our core values as an organisation.”

“Deakin’s ongoing investment means more opportunities for Victorians to play our game, and backs our Vixens to continue advancing the culture of excellence and leadership we’ve built over many years.”

Deakin Vice-Chancellor Professor Iain Martin said the University was proud to continue its partnership with Netball Victoria and the Melbourne Vixens.

“Deakin’s globally recognised leadership in sport science uniquely positions us to provide the latest research-backed insights required to keep the Vixens at the top of their game,” Professor Martin said.

“Vixens players who study at Deakin will be assisted to balance the demands of their sporting careers and their studies through our Elite Athlete Program.”

“We look forward to partnering with Netball Victoria and the Vixens as they continue to raise the profile of women’s sport and inspire women and girls to dream big and achieve more.”

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