RISE Coffs Harbour PhD Scholarship 2021, Southern Cross University, Australia

Publish Date: Oct 17, 2020

Deadline: Oct 31, 2020

RISE Coffs Harbour PhD Scholarship


Southern Cross University and Rise Coffs Harbour are offering a fully-funded PhD scholarship in youth football. We are seeking a dedicated, passionate, and highly motivated individual who has the skills to bridge the gap between research and practice. The PhD will challenge the current football landscape through shifting the focus from short-term performance outcomes to long-term development, with a specific emphasis on promoting positive mental health outcomes and life skills. The project will focus on RISE Coffs Harbour, which is an emerging community academy that offers scholarships to all their players to cover the costs of participation, which opposes the current pay to play model in youth football. Importantly, their approach allows players from diverse and often disadvantaged socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds to contest selection and receive access to high-quality coaching and support services. We expect that the successful applicant will shape the research project in line with the expertise of the supervisory team and the interests of RISE Coffs Harbour.


The scholarship is open to Australian and New Zealand citizens only. The successful applicant will need to meet the entry requirements to enrol in a PhD at Southern Cross University on a full-time basis. The applicant will require an Honours or Masters degree in Sport and Exercise Science or Psychology with a focus on talent identification and development, long-term athletic development, youth athletes, skill acquisition, sports coaching, or sports psychology to be eligible. It is essential that the applicant is culturally competent and can demonstrate community connectedness. It is also desirable that the applicant has knowledge of youth football in Australia and has some experience working in an academy setting either as a coach, sporting professional, or intern.


The successful applicant will complete their PhD at the Coffs Harbour campus of Southern Cross University. We expect they will also attend RISE Coffs Harbour training sessions as part of their service to the academy program.

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