Career planning and development in elite sport : an AFL perspective

Morris, Leanne and Cherry, Michael 2007, Career planning and development in elite sport : an AFL perspective, in ANZAM 2007 : Managing our intellectual and social capital, Promaco Conventions, Canning Bridge, W.A., pp. 1-16.

Attached Files
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads

Title Career planning and development in elite sport : an AFL perspective
Author(s) Morris, Leanne
Cherry, Michael
Conference name Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (21st : 2007 : Sydney, N.S.W.)
Conference location Sydney, N.S.W.
Conference dates 4-7 December 2007
Title of proceedings ANZAM 2007 : Managing our intellectual and social capital
Editor(s) Chapman, Ross
Publication date 2007
Conference series Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference
Start page 1
End page 16
Total pages 16
Publisher Promaco Conventions
Place of publication Canning Bridge, W.A.
Keyword(s) career development
learning and development
human resource development
human resource management
Summary This paper examines career development in elite sport, specifically the perceptions of Australian Football League (AFL) players on the career development programs offered by the AFL Players Association. HRM literature reveals considerable research in the area of career planning and development. There is however a paucity of research into career planning for elite athletes in Australia. While overseas studies indicate a lack of career planning by elite athletes for their life after sport, that is not the findings of this research. This pilot study reveals that AFL Players not only recognise the need for and value of career planning, they actively utilise the AFL Players Association, Player Development program, in particular the training and development and guidance aspects of the program, This research is useful because it provides feedback to those who formulate such programs to better cater for and create more focused programs. It also provides the basis for further research across the sport and the potential to test its applicability across other elite sports.
ISBN 1863081402
9781863081405
Language eng
Field of Research 150305 Human Resources Management
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
ERA Research output type E Conference publication
Copyright notice ©2007, ANZAM
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30008185

Document type: Conference Paper
Collections: School of Management and Marketing
Higher Education Research Group
Connect to link resolver
 
Unless expressly stated otherwise, the copyright for items in DRO is owned by the author, with all rights reserved.

Versions
Version Filter Type
Access Statistics: 676 Abstract Views, 4 File Downloads  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Mon, 29 Sep 2008, 09:05:33 EST

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that permission has been obtained for items included in DRO. If you believe that your rights have been infringed by this repository, please contact drosupport@deakin.edu.au.