Participants in New South Wales Rugby League-run competitions and programs now have the opportunity to kick goals both on and off the football field thanks to a new deal struck between ICMS and the New South Wales Rugby League (NSWRL).
ICMS has partnered with NSWRL to provide industry placement coupled with tuition fee scholarships, valued at up to $30,000 each. In addition to tuition fee financial assistance, the Scholarship winners will gain invaluable paid ‘hands-on’ experience working with NSWRL. This type of hands-on experience is a hallmark of ICMS as all students must complete industry training as part of their studies.
To celebrate the new partnership, coach of the NSW VB Blues Laurie Daley, NSWRL CEO David Trodden, and NSWRL Welfare and Education Programs Manager Greg Nichols attended the ICMS Scholarship and Dean's List Recognition Ceremony at the Manly campus last night.
"It gives me great pleasure to welcome NSW Rugby League to the ICMS Scholarship program alongside such esteemed partners as ANZ, HOSTPLUS, Hugo's Manly, PGA IGI Australia and Manly Council. Our scholarship students have unique opportunities beyond the 6-9 months of industry training that all ICMS students undertake. This is an endorsement and investment that ICMS scholarship winners will own throughout their careers, which starts before they even graduate. NSWRL and ICMS share similar values about the importance of education and careers. When our partners recognise the potential of talent beyond a sporting field or otherwise the outcomes can be limitless for these students" said Ann Whitelock, Chairperson, ICMS Scholarships.
David Trodden said the partnership with ICMS would provide participants in NSWRL-affiliated competitions with a great opportunity to advance their careers and gain industry-recognised qualifications.
“These scholarships will significantly improve the lives of those who are fortunate enough to be awarded them, whether they’re participants in NSWRL’s senior or under-age competitions, our disabilities and development programs or involved with one of our other channels,” Trodden said.
Scholarships will be awarded across a one-year period starting from February 2015, with chosen candidates to undertake a Bachelor’s degree at ICMS.
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Photo: Left to Right – David Trodden, CEO NSWRL, Greg Nichols NSWRL Welfare and Education Programs Manager and Laurie Daley, coach of the NSW VB Blues