Deakin Sport Management Alumni

To provide a relevant and vibrant alumni community for sport management graduates and professionals to further enhance their careers and personal development.

About the chapter

Staying in touch with your university colleagues through the Sport Management Alumni Chapter is a great way to maintain or renew friendships, and provides professional networking opportunities to further your career. Alumni members also remain connected to the Deakin community and are kept abreast of important developments taking place at their alma mater. Other benefits to members include access to professional development seminars, guest speaker forums and networking and social events.

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  • Joel MorrisonPresident 

    Joel Morrison


    Joel is the Operations Manager for Cricket Australia’s Big Bash League (BBL) and has played a key role in the competition’s success and rapid growth resulting in the BBL become Australia’s leading summer sports league, as well as one of the fastest growing sport leagues in world, in just five short years.

    Originally from the Northern Territory, Joel moved to Melbourne in 2007 to commence his Bachelor of Commerce degree at Deakin University majoring in Marketing and Sports Management. Mid-way through 2007 Joel began working for the Australian Football League (AFL) in the Game Development Department before being promoted to a position within the Football Operations Department in early 2010 where he was responsible for key areas such as match day operations, the AFL tribunal and match review panel, the AFL draft and AFL trade period.

    In late 2012 Joel accepted his current position at Cricket Australia and joined the management team responsible for the delivery and growth of the BBL with oversight of the League’s operations, marketing, commercial, events and fan engagement programs. During his time in cricket Joel has also completed stints at home and abroad working on international tournaments such as the 2015 Cricket World Cup, whilst also maintaining a close relationship with Deakin through his position on the university’s Sports Management Alumni Advisory Committee.

    Advisory Committee

    • Kate Bidwel, Catalyst Consulting & Events
    • Georgie Herbert, AFL Players' Association
    • Joel Morrison, Cricket Australia
    • Tim Murdoch, Netball Victoria
    • Dr Adam Karg, Course Director (Undergraduate Sport Management) Deakin University

    Deakin Sport Management

    Deakin's Sport Management programs are designed to provide students and future managers with skills to work in the business of sport. Our courses cover the financial, promotional, managerial, legal and other aspects of sport as a business. You will learn the skills required to work in bodies that conduct sporting competitions and major events, community programs that encourage participation in sport, and organisations that support sporting competitions such as sporting goods manufacturers and retailers, sports promoters, facility designers and managers, and player managers and agents.

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    Deakin Sport Management Alumni Chapter Office
    221 Burwood Highway
    Burwood Vic 3125

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