WE’RE OFF TO A GREAT START with all our students getting straight into the swing of things in the first few weeks at the Carlton College of Sport.


Last week we officially welcomed our students onto campus for our Orientation week.

Students attended orientation across three days, getting to know the IKON Park campus and meeting Carlton College and La Trobe University staff.

Our Sport Coaching and Development students were welcomed on Tuesday by Brian Cook, CEO of Carlton Football Club.

They were welcomed with wise words and open arms into the club, giving them a sense of what opportunities will present themselves for the students throughout the year.

On Wednesday, our Elite Sport Business cohort were welcomed by Francesca Biello, the Partnerships Manager at the Carlton Football Club.

She was able to speak to the students about the role of business in sport and introduce herself as a familiar face around the club.

On Thursday, we were lucky enough to have both of our cohorts in on the same day. Students were further greeted by Jethro Calma-Holt, the Football clubs Indigenous Liaison lead.

He ran the students through the rich history of Australia’s Indigenous culture and explained his role in in the Community department, supporting and facilitating the Clubs indigenous programs.

Students ended their first week at the Carlton College of Sport watching Carlton take on St Kilda in a practice match at IKON Park.

Students enjoyed the game from the comfort of their new lecture theatre and were also treated to a great win by the home side!


With the Orientation week completed, it was time for their first week of classes to commence.

On Monday, students in the Football Development Program underwent a screening session and induction. . The Carlton College and AFLW Strength and Conditioning coach Steve Moore could assessed all the players to develop their individual performance plans.

These students were also greeted by Head Coach, Torrin Baker, who ran them through the Football Program they will undertake across the year.

Students were shown around the brand-new Carlton office space, getting to see the Football Department and meet some of the team. Their day finished off with a tour of the main gym for the AFL and AFLW sides at the Carlton Football Club.

Classes officially kicked off on Thursday, with La Trobe University lecturers heading out to IKON Park to commence the start of semester. Students got the feeling of life in the classroom, running through their course work, and becoming familiar with their new teachers.

It’s not long now until students will get into the full swing of things, with their industry placements starting shortly. Special attention is being drawn to round 1, where students will have the opportunity to work at the MCG when Carlton take on Richmond.

We wish our students all the best for the next year ahead!