Graduate Profiles

Meet some of our former students!

Click on a graduate’s name to read about their time at and beyond the Carlton College of Sport.

Jack Carrol - AFL Game Development Officer

Nickname, Age and AFL Club Supported?

JC, 23 & Carlton FC.

Favourite Carlton College of Sport Memory?

SuperCoach draft with the boys after class, it was a great few hours with lots of laughs.

What are you doing now?

I’ve returned to study again at the Carlton College of Sport, this time completing the Diploma of Elite Sport Business. I’m also working with AFL Victoria as a Game Development Officer and Melbourne FC as a Supporter Experience Officer.

Favourite Subject?

General Principles of Sport Coaching – it gave me a great insight into what’s required to be a top coach.

Favourite Placement?

Working at the Grand Final live site with the AFL Auskick team, I learnt a lot, made some great connections and above all else because it was fun to run Auskick clinics all day!

Biggest Mentor?

My partner Rach. She has helped me get through everything and screw my head on properly.

Advice for a future student?

Do all the placements you can and treat each like it’s your last. If you do that you’ll impress people and that leads to landing a job. Most of all just enjoy it!

If you lined up for a match winning shot, directly in front 45m out – would you kick the goal?

Is the sun yellow? I’d never be in doubt!

Shayla Lamb - Studying Bachelor of Psychological Science

Nickname, Age and AFL Club Supported?

Lamby but some of the boys at Carlton College called me Stats, 19 and Geelong but I now follow Carlton a lot more than i did but in particular the Carlton AFLW girls.

Favourite Carlton College of Sport Memory?

Every day at CCOS, the boys debating/arguing over anything really was just entertaining. Also Jack Silvangi sitting in front of me in an exam!

What are you doing now?

I’ve continued studying into a Bachelor of Psychological Science and continuing to coach rowing.

Favourite Subject?

Talent ID, it was just really interesting and I loved the practical element of the classes.

Favourite Placement?

Shadowing the different coaches of senior team and learning how their sessions are organised. It was incredible to see the players work ethic and how much is expected of them. Also opening training days just getting to know and working with some of the players & staff.

Biggest Mentor?

I have many mentors it’s hard to choose just one. Gabi Howard and Taylah Blake. They are both inspirational women and I definitely wouldn’t be the person I am today without them. Also ever since I met them Sarah Hosking and Tayla Harris they are both amazing role models and incredible people.

Advice for a future student?

Grab the opportunity with both hands and run with it. It is an amazing club to be apart of and the people you will meet are incredible. Make the most of your time there because once it’s over it’s really sad and you will regret not taking any opportunities you missed.

If you line up for a match winning shot, directly in front 45m out – would you kick the goal?

I would miss it, I would not even make the distance and knowing my luck it would probably come off the wrong part of the boot.

Jake Hollingsworth - Studying a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science

 

Nickname, Age and AFL Club Supported?

The Champ, 22 and Navy Blue is the only colour for me.

Favourite Carlton College of Sport Memory?

It would definitely have to be that moment at Ikon Park at 8 in the morning, walking through the sliding doors out onto the arena and seeing the sun hit the ground and thinking that this is real and how lucky I am!

What are you doing now?

Continuing my studies, completing a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science while also pursuing my career ambition of being a football recruiter.

Favourite Subject?

Talent ID for sure as it greatly helped me further my knowledge and ability for the career I want.

Favourite Placement?

Would have to be my first placement at the AFLW women’s final between Carlton and Fremantle, getting to sit on the boundary line and do the ground scoreboard while watching the game (also didn’t mind the 0.7 sec of screen time on channel 7 ha-ha).

Biggest Mentor?

Would have to be Chris Clay, just the effort he put in this year with a new program and going leaps and bounds for the cohort to provide us with a great placements and a good education was more than we could ask for and also for me personally the help and advice throughout the year and then the continued guidance after our year was completed to help me pursue my career when his job was already done means a lot to me.

Advice for a future student?

Do it. If you’re considering a career in sport why wouldn’t you? You get to study in a professional sporting environment instead of a uni classroom, interact with people in the industry and actual spend time working and experiencing first hand what your career could be like! It’s a no brainer!

If you line up for a match winning shot, directly in front 45m out – would you kick the goal?

Right on my range but I’d definitely be able to slot it if Chris Clay was standing on the mark ha-ha.

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