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Hawks take flight with AIM

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Hawthorn has firmly established itself as the benchmark of AFL sporting excellence but the club’s off-field commitment to player development is equally impressive.

The Hawks secured back-to-back AFL flags with a rousing performance over the Swans on Saturday 27 September and the team’s headline players are now enjoying a well-deserved break.

But while the squad hung the boots up for the 2014 season many of its grand final heroes will soon return to study and upskilling through the club’s partnership with the Australian Institute of Management.

AIM tailored a series of off-field training and upskilling options for the Hawks in the past two years with Captain Luke Hodge and team-mates Ben Stratton and Jack Gunston all adding to their professional resumes.

AIM Group Chief Executive Officer Daniel Musson FAIM congratulated the Hawks on winning the grand final and praised the club’s focus on professional development for its playing stars.

“Hawthorn Football Club has shown that a strong commitment off the field can lead to results on the field and AIM is proud to have played a small part in that success,” Mr Musson said.

AIM is Australia’s leading management organisation with campuses in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Hobart and each year it trains more than 25,000 people across the nation.

AIM’s tailored training options range from a Time Management course to a Diploma of Management right through to an MBA program and its flexible learning options was the ideal offering for the Hawks’ playing and training commitments.