Newcastle Knights Seals Education Partnership with Pegasus

By Community | March 17, 2013

National Rugby League’s (NRL) Newcastle Knights have made another significant step in fulfilling the NRL’s desire to improve the off-field career opportunities for their players and staff by establishing a relationship with Pegasus.

In a comprehensive educational partnership agreement, Pegasus will provide multiple options for players and staff to enhance skills for life after football.

“We are delighted that Pegasus have decided to support us in our quest to invest in our player’s careers and increase their employability beyond football,” CEO Matt Gidley said.

“It is a great partnership that will benefit all players and staff.”

Pegasus will work with players and staff to ensure that they have flexible learning options around their playing and training commitments, as well as provide work experience opportunities and build their occupational competence levels.

Pegasus is a successful local Registered Training Organisation and holds contracts with many major corporations including Australian Rail Track Corporation, Woolworths and most major mining companies. Last year they won the prestigious NSW Minerals Council Supplier of the Year award for Professional Services and the 2011 Hunter Business Award for Business Achievement.

“Pegasus are looking forward to working with all Knights (from 16 to NRL) to increase their employability, develop their careers, improve their competency and enhance their living skills,” said Pegasus CEO Adam Boyle.

In the NRL’s new strategic plan “The Game Plan 2013 ? 2017” a major emphasis has been placed on education, training and career development.

“With the appointment of Anthony Quinn as our Apprenticeship Mentor, the partnership with Pegasus and the soon to be appointed Knights Career Coach, we are building a portfolio of resources to achieve the Knights and NRL milestones in this area,” Knights Chairman Paul Harragon added.