The award-winning International College of Management Sydney (ICMS) in Manly and Volleyball Australia today announced a new partnership to support world class young athletes balance their athletic and career-focused education commitments.
The substantial agreement will see ICMS work with Volleyball Australia to provide educational support and opportunities for volleyball athletes from school age to the elite international level.
ICMS will help high performance volleyball players further their studies while training and competing for events like the 2018 Commonwealth Games and the Tokyo Summer Olympics in 2020.
Volleyball Australia Chief Executive Officer, Mathieu Meriaux, said, “A big challenge for our athletes is balancing their commitments to training and competition with their academic studies for a career after sport.
“We are very excited to know ICMS will be able to help our athletes stay focused on competing at the highest international level while having the flexibility to maintain their academic studies across a range of disciplines.
“Like ICMS, our beach and indoor athletes leave nothing to chance in preparing themselves to compete at the highest level. It makes sense for our sport to be associated with a high-performance education brand like ICMS, which has a similar approach to producing world-class outcomes”, he added.
ICMS Chief Executive Officer and President Dr Dominic Szambowski said the institution understood the challenges faced by young people aiming to be the best.
“We realise the need for flexibility in learning while striving to reach the highest levels. We think we can work together to support future generations of athletes who are aiming to be the best.
“Volleyball Australia has ambitious goals to support its athletes and grow the sport and these goals align with ours as we work to help young people develop the skills they need to achieve their career goals.”
“The sponsorship is an opportunity for ICMS to reach young people in Australia and the rest of the world and showcase the many education advantages we offer,” Dr Szambowski added.
ICMS joins other major Volleyball Australia supporters, including performance monitor technology brand Polar Electro Australia, storage specialists Royal Wolf, travel specialists helloWorld and mining billionaire Gina Rinehart’s Hancock Prospecting.
Australian beach volleyball players are set for a busy few months with a women’s World Tour event to be played on Sydney’s Manly Beach as part of Volleyfest on March 17-19.
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