David Parkin Oration for Sport and Social Change
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (EST)
The Inaugural David Parkin Oration for Sport and Social Change
Wednesday 8 May 2013
The Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne at 6 pm.
Mr Andrew Demetriou, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Football League (AFL) will deliver the inaugural oration which will address the challenges and opportunities of the AFL in driving social change and developing relations with Australia's Indigenous communities and organisations.
The Oration honours the significant contribution of Professor David Parkin OAM to Australian society in leadership, sport and education. Professor Parkin has had an impressive career as a former Australian rules footballer and four-time premiership coach. He was responsible for the development of Deakin University’s Sport Coaching course, the first of its kind in Australia.
Andrew Demetriou is the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Football League, which administers the 18-team national competition and guides the game of AFL that currently has more than 790,000 participants across all levels in Australia and supports a $3.9 billion industry that employs nearly 12,000 people.
Since 2003, Andrew has overseen unprecedented growth in Australian football and expanded the game nationally and internationally as well as leading the AFL in negotiating a series of record commercial arrangements including broadcast and sponsorship agreements. New licences have been awarded to the Gold Coast Suns in Queensland and Greater Western Sydney Giants in New South Wales as part of the AFL’s efforts to strengthen its position as ‘Australia’s Game’ across the nation.
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ABOUT DEAKIN UNIVERSITY
Deakin University was established in the 1970s as one of the new generation of Australian universities. Named after Alfred Deakin, Australia's second Prime Minister, Deakin combines a university's traditional focus on excellent teaching and research with a desire to seek new ways of developing and delivering courses. Deakin has won several awards for its teaching and learning excellence - testament to its excellent facilities, flexible study options and courses which are informed by industry professionals.
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