Samuel Bowers has scored a video analysis placement at Melbourne Victory's Youth Academy through the Bachelor of Sport Science (Exercise Science).
"I chose Victoria University due to its world-class sport facilities. It gives students practical experience using state-of-the-art equipment.
I remember coming to Open Day and being amazed by the facilities and technology available to students.
What I love most about VU are the opportunities and connections on offer. VU 's affiliations with professional sporting teams and institutions, not only in Australia but around the world, give students a chance to gain industry experience and opportunities that you can 't get anywhere else. These connections also bring sports professionals to VU.
I have been taught by sport and exercise science experts, helping me to learn and develop my skills from some of the best people in the industry.
VU 's recent partnership with Melbourne Victory means students can gain experience at the best soccer club in Australia. At Melbourne Victory I'm assisting with video analysis for the National Premier League Under 20s team. I've already learned a lot about the roles and responsibilities of a video analyst.
The biggest thing for me has been gaining an understanding into how a professional sporting club operates, and how different roles in the club work together to help the team perform at their best.
I feel privileged to have access to world-class facilities and great lecturers who have helped me enjoy my studies and guide me to a career in sport and exercise science.
Thanks to VU's industry partnerships, I have the chance to put my knowledge into action."