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Graduates of League – A Peer Support Program for Elite Athletes Pilot Project Report
National Rugby League Education Conference (2012)
  • Sam Jebeile, University of Wollongong
  • Don Lewis, University of Wollongong
  • Julie Kiggins, University of Wollongong
  • Scott Stewart

The Graduates of League (GOL) program was established at the University of Wollongong (UOW) in 2012. This section will describe the program by identifying the objectives and members of the steering committees before outlining the components, achievements and funding of the Graduates of League pilot program at UOW in 2012.

Graduates of League (GOL) is a joint initiative and pilot program of the Athletes Education Foundation (AEF), University of Wollongong (UOW), National Rugby League (NRL) and the St George Illawarra Dragons, Cronulla Sharks and South Sydney Rabbitohs NRL clubs.

The program was established to increase university entry, retention and completion rates of elite athletes and professional sports people. The founding members of the program are Mr Ben Creagh, Dragons Player and UOW Finance undergraduate student; Dr Sam Jebeile, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Commerce, UOW; Mr Scott Stewart, Dragons Education and Welfare Manager; Mr Stuart Philpot, Finance Analyst at BlueScope Steel, and Mr Paul Heptonstall, Education and Welfare Manager, NRL.

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Sam Jebeile, Don Lewis, Julie Kiggins and Scott Stewart. "Graduates of League – A Peer Support Program for Elite Athletes Pilot Project Report" National Rugby League Education Conference (2012)
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