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The Australian Sport Mentoring Collective

Championing women in sport


It takes just one person to make a difference in someone’s life – and that person could be you.

We’re looking for mentors who are passionate about helping others progress in their careers.

Furthermore we’re seeking individuals who have strong advocacy skills, are well connected in their field and can offer valuable insights.

We’re looking for mentors who are compassionate, enthusiastic and excellent listeners.

The top five benefits of being a mentor are:

Important dates:

Applications are now closed

  • Applications open
    9:00am (AEDT) Friday 1 April 2022
  • Applications close
    5:00pm (AEST) Friday 15 April 2022
  • Outcomes notified to all applicants
    w/c June 6 2022
Learn through teaching

It’s no secret that an excellent way to learn something is to teach it and mentoring does this through shaping and polishing your skills.

Improved communication skills

Mentoring doesn’t just reinforce your own learnings, it helps you articulate your ideas better through practicing effective communication and storytelling.

The satisfaction of giving back

Through simply sharing your own learnings and experiences you’re able to have a remarkable impact on a person’s future.

It offers a new perspective

You can view and understand a problem through the lens of a mentee. It’s an opportunity to learn about yourself, your own tactics and perhaps identify an area you still need to develop.

A deeper appreciation for yourself

Sometimes you don’t realise how much you’ve absorbed until you start sharing your own experiences with someone else. Mentoring encourages you to reflect on your own progress which often reboots confidence.

The mentee cohort

The mentees will come from all different touch points in sport.

Some will be former athletes or coaches looking to break into the sport workforce, whilst others will be sport administrators looking to progress into a more senior role.

The commitment

The commitment is short and sharp with mentors expected to meet with their mentees at least six times over three months.

The meet ups will all take place via an online platform called Mentorloop and the conversations will be private.

Before the program kicks off all mentors will take part in a 90-minute training workshop to ensure people feel prepared and supported.

All participants will take part in short surveys before, during and after the program wraps up.

Training and support

A career practitioner will deliver the training workshop which will be interactive and a great chance for people to learn how to be the best mentor and make the most of the program.

Get Skilled Access will also deliver Inclusion Training to ensure all mentors know how to best support mentees of all abilities.

Mentors will also be provided with a bunch of great resources, guides and tips throughout the program.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible to apply, an applicant must satisfy all the following criteria:

Additional information

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