Bulldogs youngsters look at life after football

The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs SG Ball and Jersey Flegg squad were this week invited along to TAFE NSW Ultimo for an exclusive Open Day.

The morning expo and was open to those players who are interested in seeking career options outside of football.

The day started off with an introduction to the Ultimo campus, followed by a panel of special guests, including ex NRL player Matt Ballin, Paul Fuller, Dene Halatau and our very own Luke Vella.

Matt Ballin addressed the group about his football career starting at the Brisbane Broncos and completing his Graduate Cert III and IV in Fitness, whilst pursuing his NRL career.

Ballin explained how it's important to balance both study and football to give you the best options for when you finish your football career. He was adamant you needed to know your goals, understand them and follow them the best you can.

After the panel spoke, the group went downstairs and had the opportunity to ask teachers any questions they had on the course they were interested in.

After exploring all the courses on offer, the group went back upstairs for lunch.

Following lunch, the boys were given a tour of the Ultimo TAFE.

First stop on the agenda was the music rooms and facilities. These rooms were used by the students to create and produce music.

Many of the boys were interested in the music equipment and had a go on the drums and piano.
The group then went on to explore the Auto Cell which was where all the car automation services/ repairs took place.

This was also a highlight for the boys as motorcycles, jet skis and cars were on display.

We would like to thank TAFE NSW Ultimo for having us and putting on a terrific day for our SG Ball and Jersey Flegg squad.