MATCH Program


About the MATCH Program


The MATCH Program is a partnership between The Final Whistle, employment partners and sporting organisations with 3 main purposes:

  • To provide personalised career education and transition support for athletes and sporting organisations;

  • To equip athletes with the skills and self-belief to realise their potential in life after sport;

  • To facilitate sporting organisations and employers to match athletes to work experience and employment opportunities they are suited to.


How does the MATCH Program work?

A select few sporting organisations and employers will become the founding partners in a program developed and coordinated by The Final Whistle. Employers will be differentiated by their different levels of interest and also by business size.

The Final Whistle will then work with the sporting organisations to offer the programs to help athletes determine who they are, what career and study options they are suited to and why; and to develop supportive documentation (Resumé and LinkedIn profile) and skills (interviewing, representation, etc.) to pursue their preferred options.

We work with the employment partners to facilitate their engagement with the athletes so that athletes can learn about and experience career options they are interested in and suited to, the employers can get to know the athletes’ potential and an informed matching of the athlete to a career can follow, if appropriate. Employment partners can also benefit from the athletes’ engagement with executives and emerging leaders, and participation in various MATCH Program events.

The Final Whistle will actively support the employment partners, athletes and sporting organisations throughout the Program. This includes any athletes who are employed being mentored for the first 12 months to ensure a successful outcome for both the employer and the athlete.


Interested in the MATCH Program?

If you are interested in finding out more information about The Final Whistle’s MATCH Program or to enquire about availability of places, please complete the most appropriate form:


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