🧡 Introducing the SportsGrad Pro Community
The go-to place for young professionals in sport to increase their network, their influence, and their impact.
We heard you in the DMs and the Insta polls, and we agree… Growing the career you always dreamed of shouldn’t be a minefield.
Introducing the SportsGrad Pro Community, here to make sure your professional development = sorted.
My Co-Founder Ryan Walker and I are so bloody keen to share this to you. It’s exactly what we wanted when we were at Cricket Australia and eager to make a difference.
Keep reading to apply to join 👇
😎 You can reach ‘Head of’ before 30
6 figure salaries and fancy titles aren’t reserved for 40-year-olds, young professionals are achieving extraordinary results in the industry and you can too.
Binuk Kodditawakku became the Head of Football Analytics & Innovation at the Adelaide Crows FC just 4 years after graduating
Oliver Gilbert became the Head of Strategy at Geelong FC just 6 years after graduating
Amanda Jenkins became the Executive Director of FIBA Oceania just 8 years after graduating
Josh Marton became the GM of Public Affairs and Marketing at just 29 years old
The Pro Community is here to help you get paid what you deserve, move you on from ‘junior burger’ tasks, prepare you to take on the world and make an impact that lasts a lifetime (looking at you, Football Australia).
💻 All the tools, at your fingertips
You don’t need to arrive before 8 and leave after 6 to earn your stripes.
We’ve designed the Pro Community to make it effortless for you to level up.
Join events from home, listen back on your commute, meet experts without booking interstate flights and accom, and keep your weekends to relax (not for workshops).
Here’s what’s involved.
🤯 Pro Community ‘Career Steroids’ Launch Offer
We want to give your career the ultimate shot in the arm and send you to new heights, fast.
Which is why we’re giving Members the ultimate launchpad to grow their careers with an extraordinary founding cohort.
What’s included with Membership:
Speed Networking: Learn from your counterparts in sport who will become your eyes and ears for new opportunities so you never have gaps on your resume
Expert Masterclasses: Learn from experts about how to get paid more, have more influence at work, and upskill on specific topics (all whilst connecting with your potential future boss)
Private group & member directory: Ask questions to the right people immediately, share best practices and chat any time inside our private discord server
Resource Hub: Get the right information when you need it. All Expert Masterclasses are recorded and for you to access at any time
Grow an enviable network of peers, access experts, and become crystal clear on your goals.
🤝 Invest in your career and we’ll invest in you
Membership is available on a monthly or annual basis.
But here’s the deal…
If you become an annual member, it shows us (and your boss quite frankly) you’re serious about your career and making a difference in sport.
So we’ve got $1,645 of bonuses for those good eggs who deserve it.
(Btw, expense this at work on your PD budget or claim it on tax!)
🍬 Annual Member Bonuses
Bonus #1 - SportsGrad Meetup Season Ticket - grow your network on auto-pilot with free access to all meetups in the next 12 months!!!
For those who take up the ‘Career Steroids’ offer, this is extended access to the end of 2024 which gives you up to 20 meetups to attend (valued at $1000)
Bonus #2 - Transformative Goal-Setting Masterclass access and Notion templates to keep you on track with your habits and goals (valued at $149)
The first 50 people will also get a free 30-minute Goal-Setting Health Check from Reuben to make sure you are set for success (valued at $299)
Bonus #3 - Networking Cheat Sheet. A guide to make sure you arrive prepared to every meeting - (valued at $69)
Bonus #4 - LinkedIn Profile Guide - Skyrocket your personal brand with this cheat sheet (valued at $79)
Bonus #5 - Resume Template - Present the best version of yourself when applying for your next gig (valued at $49)
Total value = $1,645 (for just $350 bucks!)
Less than $29 a month to have your career taken care of.
(That’s like putting one parma a month towards your next promotion. Tasty)
🤑 Launch Price
Founding members will also be treated to an intro price that’s frozen so long as you remain a member.
Even if the price to join goes up, you won’t pay any extra.
Monthly Membership - $35/m ($49/m next intake)
Private group and directory
Yearly Membership - $350/y ($499/y next intake)
Private group and directory
Meetup season ticket
Goal-setting 1:1 coaching (50 spots available)
Networking Cheat Sheet
LinkedIn Profile Guide
Save $70 from monthly
Unlock $1,645 of bonuses
Available to the first 75 Members only.
📄 How does the application process work?
To join the SportsGrad Pro Community you have to fit this criteria:
You’ve been working in sport full-time (or equivalent to) 6 months
You used to work in the sports industry and are keen to return
You’re a driven young professional who wants to be the best they can
If this is you, here’s what’s next:
Submit your application form (closes Thursday 12pm)
Get notified if you were successful
Complete your payment within 48 hours to confirm your spot (or we’ll offer it to someone else)
To ensure the Pro Community remains a quality well-rounded mix of people, applications are accepted at our discretion.
Applications are open for the next 48 hours, apply immediately to ensure you don’t miss out.
Can I increase my chances of being accepted?
Yes, here’s how.
Firstly, understand that to be a GREAT fit for this Community you have to add value. That’s why we require everyone to be working full-time in sport for at least 6 months.
Our goal is to grow an elite sports network that you can lean on whenever you need. Therefore we want people who want to connect and learn from each other.
A great way to show us that’s you is to be an active Member of the original SportsGrad Community, attend online events, make an effort to meet other member, and get along to in-person meetups.
Preference was given to Caity Rogers because she comes to every Sydney event.
Preference was given to Angus Yeates because he arranges a coffee catch-up every Friday.
This is a Community, so we love people who add value for other Members.
👍 You have our word.
We’re confident you’re going to love being a Pro Member, so here’s our guarantee.
If you don’t add 10 new people to your network within a fortnight we will introduce you to Members of the Community until you do.
Plus, if you don’t make progress towards your career goals within 90 days we will work 1:1 with you to assess your goals and set your career growth on the right path (valued at $499).
To claim this you must have:
Proof that you’ve used the Career Operating System
Attended at least 2 speed networking events
Attended 1 in-person event
👋 Welcome Gathering!
To celebrate you joining a fresh intake of SportsGrad Pro Members, we kick off the start of your journey with a launch zoom event to let you know what to expect and introduce you to other new Members in the sports industry.
If you’re accepted, keep an eye out for details about your first event.
💛 How is this different to the existing SportsGrad Community?
The SportsGrad Community is to students, grads and career swappers get their foot in the door of the sports industry. If this is you then you’re going to love it, click here.
The SportsGrad Pro Community is to help young professionals working full-time in sport be better at their job and climb the ladder. If that’s you then we’d love to see your application.
That’s all for now.
We look forward to receiving your application!
Reuben & Ryan
P.s. Still got questions?
Check our FAQs here or message us on LinkedIn.