A week in the life of a global football program student
What your time as a UOW Tottenham Hotspur Global Football Program student could look like.
It's not every day you have the opportunity to be coached by English Premier League qualified coaches while earning a qualification.
A program like this means stepping up your football game, opening a whole new world of career opportunities and learning from world-leading coaches and academics.
Whether you're aspiring to improve your football skills, or to go one bigger and join the next generation of Australian and international football talent, the UOW Tottenham Hotspur Global Football Program is an opportunity like no other - in the world - to help you get there.
What will an average week look like?
Given your football schedule will be tailored to your class times, everyone's timetable could be a bit different. Your typical week will depend on which UOW degree, or UOW College course you are studying.
But don't stress - there is a staff member dedicated to help you organise your schedule.
To help you get a better idea, here is an example of what a week could look like for a UOW student with 13 hours of class each week.
You'll see we've included some study time and social activities, but ultimately the way you use your free time is up to you.
Your football schedule will include at least 16 hours per week and will take a holistic approach, helping you develop physically, mentally and strategically.
You will meet with coaches and trainers to undertake:
- Injury prevention
- On-field training
- Personal training in the UniActive gym on campus
- Tactical analysis
- Resilience, confidence and leadership skills
- Recovery sessions
- And participate in any weekend competitions and training with local or regional clubs that you may be involved in.
A day in the life
If you're not familiar with UOW's Wollongong campus, you might be wondering how a typical day will pan out. The best part about this program is it's all on campus.
For example, using the mock timetable above, if you live at Kooloobong Village on campus, here is how a Wednesday might look.
Day in the life map is an example only. Graphic: Jasper Smith
Where will it lead me?
With such a unique opportunity, unlike anything else in Australia or the world, you never know where it might lead you. Depending on which degree you pair the Football Program with, some example careers may include:
- Professional football player
- Coach / Assistant Coach
- Sports Development Manager / Officer
- Sports and Fitness Nutritionist
- Physical Therapist
- Sports Massage Therapist
- Sports Teacher
- Strength and Conditioning Coach
- Exercise Physiologist
- Sports Psychologist
- Sports Management
- Sports Marketing / Manager / events coordinator
- PR Manager
- Sports Journalist / editor / writer / columnist
- Sports Agent
The Global Football Program requires passion, dedication and hard work, but also opens up so many new and exciting opportunities.
Not only will you develop your confidence and skills in leadership, teamwork, communication and strategic thinking, you will also become a sought-after player, professional and employee for future coaches and employers.
You will have earnt a qualification from one of the world's best modern universities and will have experienced training from elite Tottenham Hotspur coaches.
With all of this on your resume, you'll stand out.
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