Launchpad for all young Tigers

The Mayne Tigers are pleased to promote a great opportunity for their youth players to receive some valuable assistance in preparing themselves for the job market. 

The programme is called Launchpad and has been developed in conjunction with the State Government and with their financial support. It is free to attend but is limited to 20 places so you need to nominate quickly. 

If you participate in this programme you will receive some great insights and training from industry professionals in a range of skills which are critical for putting yourself ahead of your peers when seeking and attending interviews but also providing you with a range of essential life skills. 

The programme is being delivered by Shane Johnson of AFL Sportsready. Shane is a Mayne 100 game player with a long history in preparing young people for life having been a Player Welfare and Development Manager with the Brisbane Lions for many years as well as many other roles in football and junior development. He has developed the AFL Sportsready business around helping young people get into the workforce and prepare themselves for life’s challenges. Most recently he helped the Mayne Tigers achieve Premiership success in 2014 as part of our Football Department performing voluntary roles as an assistant coach, mentoring a number of our young players and fundraising. 

Launchpad is a Ready for Work and Life Skills program that is being run for two sessions (9am-3pm) per week for five weeks from November 14. It is aimed at youth 18-19 years old who have had trouble getting meaningful employment. 

The program will be held at the Kedron Wavell Services Club at Chermside, be run by AFL Sportsready and will include a number of appropriate guest speakers. 

Topics will include:- 

  • Cover Letter and Resume Building.
  • Personal Brand and Profile
  • Resilience, Belief and Confidence.
  • Applying for Jobs
  • Wardrobe Essentials
  • Interview Skills
  • Employer Expectations
  • Workplace Do’s and Don’ts
  • Time Management
  • Basic Budgeting
  • Nutrition and Shopping Tips
  • Successories for Life.

The programme is being offered through AFL Queensland members through the clubs to try and help young 18/19 year olds on their employment journey. 

If you are interested, you can apply to join the program by filling out the attached form and returning it too Larissa Slater at 

For more information please call Larissa on 3217 3500. 

I thoroughly recommend that you consider taking part in this great initiative. Contact details for Shane and AFL Sportsready are also below for anyone that would like to discuss this or other programmes. 

Russell Ditchburn
Mayne Australian Football Club
Mobile: 0413 274 967




Shane Johnson
State Manager

AFL SportsReady
Level 3 | Sports House South | 866 Main Street | WOOLLOONGABBA QLD 4102

T: (07) 32173500 |M: 0415 599 615



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