An elite balance

Western Bulldogs star midfielder Mitch Wallis is preparing for life after professional football. 


"I know footy doesn’t last forever. I’m looking to VU to help me set up for life afterwards.

For now though, footy is my full-time job so I study part-time in the evenings. Studying is a great release from football. It will take me a few extra years to do my course, but I really enjoy ticking things off the list toward my degree.

The lecturers really want you to do well and try to get a one-on-one relationship with every student. They know I work in a demanding footy environment and have time constraints. They have been very accommodating letting me come late to classes and giving me extra notes to catch up on the work I miss. Little things like that help a lot.

I believe if you work hard enough, things will happen for you, in study and in life."

Course studied

Bachelor of Business (Accounting), current