The Adelaide Football Club is now linked to sporting clubs all over the globe after our STEMfooty Program accounced a strategic MOU with not-for-profit organisation Science of Sport.
Based in the United States, Science of Sport is a program developed in America by University of Arizona Professor Ricardo Valeridi which has delivered sport linked STEM training to more than 100,000 students and 1,000 teachers.
To do that, Science of Sport partners with Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, Major League Soccer and National Collegiate Athletic Association teams.
Professor Ricardo Valerdi said both organisations are aligned in their passion of using sport as the vehicle to drive STEM outcomes across middle school students in the USA and throughout Australia.
“We are excited to support Adelaide’s trailblazing STEMfooty program and hope that it helps propel Australian students to new heights,” Valerdi said.
“AFC’s commitment to this program further solidifies their leadership in AFL and throughout the world.”
In partnership with the Crows Children’s Foundation, the STEMFooty program has been designed, with the support of The Science of Sport, to address the significant growth in STEM-related jobs and the continued decline in student engagement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics within Australian schools.
Crows Chief Operating Officer Nigel Smart said the Club recognises that part of being an elite sporting organisation is a duty to give back to the community.
“The partnership with the Science of Sport will provide a foundation of support, research and success from using sport to drive STEM attitudinal and behaviuoral improvements in middle school students”.
The STEMfooty program is a five unit practical based program, linked to the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) and is targeted at Year Seven students in Adelaide. The pilot program has commenced this term and registrations for STEMfooty terms three and four are now open.
For more information:
Katie Gloede (STEMfooty Manager)
E: 08 8440 6666