ACE

  • Ace1
  • Ace2
  • ACE_1
  • SC_workshop
  • A workshop on dealing with the media
  • A Nutrition Workshop
  • Southern Cross Ace Workshop
  • Ace1
  • Ace2
  • ACE_1
  • SC_workshop 

Assisting our athletes in balancing their lives 

We have many hard working, high performing athletes in Tasmania — individuals focused on achieving top results in their field. Being an elite athlete means investing a large amount of time in training, competing and doing everything required to excel in a business that only rewards the very best. Often when elite athletes are striving to achieve their ultimate sporting goals, their peers have finished their education and are starting their first professional jobs. In an industry that can literally cut you off at the knees, retirement does not come at 65; it might come as early as 25.

 

Integrating education, career and a personal life with a high performance sporting career is a challenge. The Athlete Career and Education (ACE) program assists elite athletes to achieve sport and life goals through integrating learning, work and sports performance. Some research even suggests that athletes with an integrated lifestyle are more likely to achieve their sporting goals, cope better with stress and injury, and have more confidence in what the future will hold after sport.

 

More than 3000 elite athletes are eligible to access ACE each year, taking advantage of the national network and highly qualified staff located in each state and territory.

 

 

The ACE program provides

  • Career counselling and planning — exploring different career pathways and goals.
  • Personal development training courses — training in public speaking, media, time management, financial planning and interview skills.
  • Educational guidance —assisting athletes with university study options and liaison, vocational training, and school.
  • Employment preparation — writing résumés and applications, and assisting with job searching skills.
  • Transitional support — assisting with retirement, injury and relocation, and setting goals for life after sport.
  • Lifestyle management —helping to manage the balance between sporting and non-sporting pursuits.