Exciting news hits the ice! In an Australian first, Torrens University Australia is thrilled to unveil its exciting new collaboration with Ice Hockey Australia (IHA), designed to make education more accessible, engaging and future focused for IHA members, staff, and volunteers.
Darryn Melrose, the Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Industry Partnerships at Torrens University said both Torrens University and Ice Hockey Australia recognised the importance of education, and personal and professional skill development for those connected to the sport.
“Education is a potent tool for personal growth and career advancement, and we are steadfast in our commitment to ensuring Ice Hockey Australia members have access to a quality education, with flexible learning options, that empower ice hockey athletes and enthusiasts to pursue education without compromising their unwavering commitment to the sport,” said Mr Melrose.
"We are absolutely delighted to team up with Ice Hockey Australia to support their members, staff, and volunteers on their educational and professional journeys.”
Industry placement opportunities for Torrens University students at Ice Hockey Australia
As part of the exchange, Ice Hockey Australia will grant Torrens University students access to invaluable industry placements. This immersive experience equips students with the hands-on skills essential for their future careers, fortifying their employability within the industry.
Adam Woolnough, General Manager at Ice Hockey Australia, said IHA would collaborate closely with Torrens University students on various industry projects, providing them with practical, real-world experience in day-to-day work-based initiatives, including working in teams.
“We value our IHA Members highly, and by providing opportunities for tertiary education support, we can assist with their own personal and professional development on and off the ice. We also look forward to helping students from Torrens University achieve their career goals too,” said Mr Woolnough.
“This is a milestone collaboration with Australia’s fastest growing university, and we thank Torrens University for their commitment and vision to partner with IHA as we grow as a sport.
About Torrens University Australia
As Australia’s fastest-growing university, Torrens University Australia brings a careers-focused and global perspective to Australian higher education. With around 19,000 students from 124+ countries, Torrens University boasts a credible industry-immersive difference for its students and strong research output. Torrens University proudly delivers high-quality undergraduate, graduate, and specialised degree programs at campuses in Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane, Auckland, China and online.
About Ice Hockey Australia
Ice Hockey Australia (IHA) is the nation’s governing body for the sport of ice hockey. Established in 1908, IHA is responsible for the promotion and administration of the world’s fastest team sport at every level of participation in Australia — from youngsters stepping onto the ice to compete for the first time, through to senior men and women representing the country in international competition. IHA is an Australian Sports Commission-recognised National Sports Organisation (NSO) and has been a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) since 1938. IHA’s vision is to be a national leader in sport and a global leader in Ice Hockey; achieving excellence, demonstrating integrity and building a thriving and inclusive community.
Torrens University: Renae Barber | Digital PR Executive | 0423 087 284
Ice Hockey Australia: Adam Woolnough | General Manager| 0410 549 559