Graduates - SEDA College

Graduates

Nathan Copey
After graduating from SEDA, Nathan gained a position as a Membership and Ticketing Coordinator at Cricket Victoria. This was a 3 month position working in the membership and ticketing area for the T20 Big Bash season. Nathan is now studying a Double Degree in Exercise and Sport Science/Business (Sports Management) at Deakin University.

Reece Walker
Since graduating from SEDA, Reece has started a Bachelor of Criminal Justice Studies at Victoria University. Reece would like to join the Police Force in the future as well as pursue other fields such as working in the Dog Squad, Customs, Federal Police and Water Police. His dream career would be working as a Detective.

Stephanie Daley
Since graduating, Stephanie has been accepted into a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy at Deakin University. She is also continuing her employment at Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, which she gained through her work placement with the club. In the future, Stephanie is hoping to complete her Honours Degree in Occupational Therapy and travel overseas to assist children in underprivileged countries.

Christian Burgess
The highlight of the SEDA program for Christian was his work placement with the North Melbourne Football Club. Since graduating from SEDA, Christian has been accepted into the Bachelor of Youth Work at Victoria University but has decided to take a gap year to accept a position with the Victoria Amateur Football Association (VAFA) as a Football Operations Officer.

Courtney Higlett
Courtney’s greatest achievement at SEDA was running a netball superclinic in the Tiwi Islands. Courtney has been accepted into the Bachelor of Health and Physical Education at Deakin University and she hopes to return to SEDA one day as a teacher.

Kirsty Lamb
Since graduating, Kirsty has begun study at Victoria University in the Bachelor of Exercise Science and Human Movement/Bachelor of Psychological Studies with the aim of becoming a strength and conditioning coach. She has also completed her Certificate IV in Fitness and is working as a personal trainer part-time.

Rachel Napolitano
After graduating from SEDA, Rachel and her family started up their own business, Cutting Edge Cricket, which involves the management of an indoor cricket training and coaching facility. Rachel is currently the Managing Director of Cutting Edge Cricket and she is also part of their coaching panel. This year Rachel enrolled in a Bachelor of Coaching at Victoria University to further her skills.

Callum Sutton
Callum is currently studying a Bachelor of Health Sciences, majoring in Paramedics, at Victoria University. He is also on the Student Paramedics Australasia Executive Committee and will be going to Israel in 2015 to volunteer with their ambulance service for a month. In conjunction with his studies, Callum also volunteers at Camp Quality.

Chris McKay
In his Diploma year, Chris was offered a work placement opportunity at St Kilda Football Club. This work placement led to him being offered a full-time job with the club as a Football Technology Assistant. He has been in the role for two years now and hopes to move into a development coaching role in the future.

James Liggins
As a result of his work experience during the SEDA program, James secured a role as Development Officer with Cricket Victoria after graduating. Following this role, James began to work at Hockey Victoria and he is now working as a Participation Coordinator with Hockey Australia.

Ashleigh Mills
When Ashleigh graduated from SEDA, she started up her own personal training business which she ran successfully for three years. After this time, Ashleigh decided she wanted to return to study and she is currently completing a Bachelor of Nursing/Midwifery at Victoria University.

Josh Kruse
Joshua is studying a Bachelor of Journalism (Sport) at La Trobe University. Through this course, he has worked at the Australian Grand Prix and travelled to the Singapore Grand Prix as an FIA accredited journalist. He is also writing for motorsport website RichardsF1.com. Josh’s next goal is to move to the UK to follow the Formula 1 circuit as a journalist.

Vanessa Lawicki
Vanessa’s time with SEDA taught her valuable skills including independent learning, time management and communication – particularly with stakeholders during her placements.
The highlights of her time in SEDA included the work placement opportunities with AFL Victoria and Cricket Australia. She also enjoyed organising and working at various indoor cricket national championships, which inspired her to pursue her current career as the Indoor Cricket Officer for Cricket Australia.

Ben Abbatangalo
After graduating from SEDA in 2012, Ben had a series of jobs within the sporting industry including Community Programs Assistant at Cricket Australia and Communications Co-Ordinator at AIME. AIME is an educational program that supports Indigenous students through high school and into university or employment. Ben has risen to the rank of co-CEO with AIME at just twenty-three years old. He is passionate about advocating for the aboriginal people and wants to continue changing the face of the country.

Abbey Watts
Abbey is currently in her second year at Deakin University, studying a Bachelor of Exercise Sports Science. She would like to work in the health industry either in physiotherapy or rehabilitation, inspired by her placement at a strength and conditioning studio, and the NSW Institute of Sport.

Robbie Cox
Robbie’s pathway post-SEDA has been an interesting one. He was a Fan Engagement Officer at the Melbourne Stars and a Game Development Officer at AFL Victoria, before he headed off to teach English in Thailand for six weeks. He is now back home studying a Bachelor of Sports Science (Business) at Deakin University and once finished, he hopes to do some more travelling and work within the AFL or Cricket industry.

Jaryd Stirton
While in the Building and Trade program, Jaryd gained confidence in himself and was given the necessary skills which enabled him move on from SEDA to a carpentry apprenticeship. He is really enjoying his work and really felt his time in the program was what helped him get the job.

Isaiah Edwards
Since leaving SEDA, after a brief break, Isaiah managed to secure a carpentry apprenticeship, and hopes that by his second year he will be accepted into the army which is where he wants his career path to lead. He hopes to one day own his own carpentry business.