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Managing Partners & Athletes

  • McDonald Jones Stadium - Kotara Room Turton Road Broadmeadow, NSW, 2292 Australia (map)

Excellence. Championships. Idols. Fame. Glory.

The elusive athlete world is a world very few of us have the privilege of experiencing. From the outside looking in, it is a world where dreams are brought to life, but is this really the case? From sponsorship, media, marketing and events to coaching, physio and team management – there are a myriad of fields where you could make your mark and this is your chance to grapple with them all.

Leading industry professionals will divulge their experiences managing partnerships and athletes. Retired athletes will give an insiders perspective on the life of a professional athlete and a life after sport.

HYP and the University of Newcastle Business and Commerce Association (BusCom) partner to bring you learning and networking opportunities alongside the unique experience of attending a Hyundai A-League match in VIP style.

Watch what is arguably the Jets’ biggest match of the season from a corporate suite at McDonald Jones Stadium. Canapés and a drink on arrival included.


Joel Griffiths 

Joel Griffiths is considered by many to be the golden boy of Newcastle football. His career has spanned England, Japan, Switzerland and China and the key role he played in the Jets attack led the team to win the 2007-08 A-League championship. Joel now serves the Club as Player Welfare Officer as well as owning his own business and offers a unique insight into managing athletes.

Lawrie McKinna 

Professional footballer, Head Coach, Mayor of Gosford City Council and CEO of the Newcastle Jets; these are just some of the titles McKinna has on his extensive resume. Lawrie is well known for his focus on community as well as his ability to build valuable business partnerships. He tells is like it is with a thick Scottish accent – we dare you NOT to enjoy hearing one of his talks.

Third speaker coming soon….

When: Saturday 1 April
Time: Gates open 4:05pm // Formalities begin 4:30pm
Where: McDonald Jones Stadium – Kotara Room (Level 2)

Match Details:
Hyundai A-League Round 25
Newcastle Jets v Western Sydney Wanderers
Kick off: 5:35pm

Brought to you by Sparke Helmore and The Faculty of Business and Law at The University of Newcastle.

Tickets are $40+bf (valued at over $90) for HYP and BusCom Members.
Not a member? Sign up here.

Earlier Event: March 16
Hunter Coast Regional Experience
Later Event: April 28
BusCom Ball - Casino Royale