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Curtin University and Hockey Australia

The partnership between Curtin University and Hockey Australia provides Curtin students with real life opportunties.

Curtin University and Hockey Australia formed a partnership in December 2015 in which a collaboration on research, media and marketing activities provides current Curtin students to work closely with elite players and coaches.

Curtin University's relationship with Hockey Australia began more than three decades ago, when the national program relocated to the Bentley campus. During this time, both organisations have strived and developed a national and international reputation for excellence.

The collaboration will aim to build on this reputation whilst providing an opportunity for Curtin students to work closely with the Hockey Elite athletes and coaches through placements in areas including film and television, media and communications, event management, sports science and physiotherapy.

Hockey Australia will benefit from Curtin University's research strengths in particular a study into retaining current talent and attracting new players to the sport.

Curtin University will also aid in maintaining Hockey Australia's competitive streak in this ever adapting environment with research projects including the School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science that will utilise Curtin’s climate chamber to study the effect of climate changes on Hockey Australia players.

Whilst the School of Design and Art will undertake a Uniform Design Capability project looking at potential improvements to the playing kit of Hockey Australia such as adding smart devices into the design to assist with player management.

The partnership between Curtin and Australia Hockey coincides with Curtin's strategic plan to expand it's networking with relevant organisations, to provide students with the highest possible learning opportunities to equip them with skills for their future careers. 

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