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ASTN and GIS partner to offer Australian sports administrators industry-ready qualifications

ASTN and GIS partner to offer Australian sports administrators industry-ready qualifications
March 21, 2023

The Australian Sports Technologies Network and Global Institute of Sport have today announced a joint partnership to provide Australian sports administrators with collaborative professional educational opportunities to improve and accelerate their careers both in Australia and globally.

Australian Sports Technologies Network (ASTN) is a leading industry body for sports technology and innovation and is committed to accelerating Australia’s sportstech industry by providing learning opportunities and supporting sports professionals to immerse themselves in the impact of innovation on the local and global sports industry, enhancing their ability to compete.

Central to this collaboration is the provision of access to industry-focused master’s degrees and professional education short courses to the ASTN network of world-leading sports technology organisations and stakeholders in the ecosystem.

Elements of ASTN’s existing portfolio of courses on innovation and sports technology such as its Pre-Accelerator and Open Innovation programs or masterclasses will be embedded into GIS’ enrichment provision for its 6,000 students and alumni from across the globe to learn from the sportstech innovation cluster in Australia.

Powered by a global network of industry leaders and elite stadium venues that include its iconic UK campuses at Wembley Stadium, London, and Etihad Stadium, Manchester, and stadium hubs in Miami, New York, Toronto and Melbourne, GIS programs are now available for Australians to study either completely online or in a distance with attendance format with a residential week in the UK, US or Australia.

Dr Martin Schlegel, Executive Chair, ASTN advised “We’re proud to partner with GIS to provide enhanced industry-focused sport-specific learning opportunities to our world-class network of sportstech leaders. Aligning and integrating further education pathways for sports professionals is an important part of our strategy to enhance best practice, networking and capabilities of sports organisations.

“Our partnership with GIS not only will help to showcase Australian sportstech capabilities but also enhance sports admin knowledge and empower ASTN members and stakeholders to ‘connect the dots’. By linking up with other sports industry leaders in global markets, our partnership is expected to facilitate new opportunities and global connections through the GIS alumni network.”

GIS has also joined the ASTN network as a Platinum Member to tap into its rich sportstech ecosystem. As part of the partnership, GIS and ASTN will work closely to provide placement and study tour opportunities for sports industry professionals to learn from their combined network of global industry leaders.

ASTN will also hold a masterclass in 2023 on sports innovation to GIS’ executive partnership network and will provide support at the upcoming GIS Melbourne Sports Summit at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, where students will take part in a 10-day study tour to Australia during the FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Sharona Friedman, President GIS adds “the aim of this partnership is to create an environment that helps to provide better and increased opportunities for Australian sports administrators, not just domestically but also globally. On top of this, it will also facilitate enhanced learning and career opportunities for GIS students studying on campus in the UK and online across the globe, as well as for our executive partnership network across the EMEA, Americas and APAC regions.”

To learn more about the courses offered visit and ASTN

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