Wes Clarke

I played soccer as a kid. Growing up I went from Melbourne Victory, so when I found out that I got that cadetship I was over the moon.
My name is Wes Clark. I'm a Sports Scientist for Melbourne Victory Football Club.
I grew up in a town called Wadonga on the border of Victoria and New South Wales. I went through my Year 12 period hoping to become a PE teacher, but I didn't get the exact ATAR I wanted.
I worked for a few years labouring, working in a factory, trying to save some money to move to Melbourne; be able to go to university the hard way, I guess.
Towards the end of my second year I applied for an internship through Victoria University for Melbourne Victory Football Club as a Sports Science Cadet. Finding out that that I'd gained the cadetship was a massive achievement for me.
I think VU has played a big part of my success. Practical experiences helped me a lot within my role. I think the ability that they have to offer internships through soccer, football, and other types of sports, that helps a lot.
It does feel good to feel important part of the team. It's always good to feel like you've done something that has contributed to them potentially winning a game.
If Vic Uni didn't have that connection with Melbourne Victory I would never be where I am today.

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Wes works at the forefront of one of Australis'a biggest sporting clubs, and continues to follow his career aspirations in elite sport science.

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Victoria University, Melbourne Australia