Life After Football

Unlike most jobs, Rugby League has a very small career window, and many players struggle adjusting to life after retirement.

The NSW VB Blues are among the best of the best, and the players are setting a perfect example by obtaining various qualifications while they participate in the greatest game of all.

Twenty-one of the twenty-three NSW Origin players used in the 2016 Series had completed or are completing tertiary education courses in preparation for life after football.

Thirty-four courses in total have been undertaken by the 2016 NSW Origin squad. These courses ranged from Certificate II to Bachelor Degree’s. These include:

 

Josh Mansour:

·      Cert III in Carpentry

·      Diploma of Business

 

James Tedesco:

·      Bachelor of Health & Exercise Science

 

Josh Dugan:

·      Cert III in Drugs and Alcohol

·      Diploma Community Services

 

Michael Jennings:

·      Cert II in Sport and Recreation

 

Josh Morris:

·      Cert IV in Building and Carpentry

·      Diploma of Business

 

Brett Morris:

·      Cert III & IV Fitness

·      Cert III Building & Carpentry

·      Diploma of Business

 

Blake Ferguson:

·      Cert II in Sport and Recreation

 

James Maloney:

·      Cert IV in Building and Construction

 

Robbie Farah:

·      Cert III & IV in Fitness

·      Bachelor of Economics

 

Adam Reynolds:

·      Cert III in Small Business

 

Aaron Woods:

·      Cert IV in Personal Training

·      Diploma of Small Business

 

Paul Gallen:

·      Diploma Of Management

 

Josh Jackson:

·      Diploma of Business

·      Bachelor of Exercise & Sports Science

 

Tyson Frizell:

·      Cert IV in Frontline Management

·      Cert IV in Small Business

·      Cert IV in Building and Construction

 

Jack Bird:

·      Traineeship in Frontline Management

·      Cert IV in Fitness

·      Cert IV in Legal Requirements

·      Cert IV in Building Interpreting Plans and Specifications

 

James Tamou:

·      Cert III & IV in Fitness

·      Cert III in Sport and Recreation

 

Greg Bird:

·      Cert IV in Youth Work

 

David Klemmer:

·      Cert IV in Youth Work

 

Bryce Cartwright:

·      Traineeship in Sport and Recreation

·      Cert III in Fitness