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Deakin University’s Sport Management Alumni event

Presenting Brian Cook, Chief Executive Officer of the Geelong Football Club.

Deakin University's Sport Management Alumni Chapter committee presents Brian Cook, Chief Executive Officer of the Geelong Football Club, to deliver the key note presentation at the Sport Management Student Awards and Alumni Networking Evening.

The event will bring together sport management alumni and current students to celebrate the academic achievements of current students. You will also enjoy the opportunity to develop your professional network with peers over canapes and drinks.

Congratulations to our prize winners who will be celebrated on the night:

AFL Prize for Top Graduand in the Bachelor of Business (Sport Management)
Tommy Tran

Basketball Victoria prize for Top Graduand in the Bachelor of Sport Development
Benjamin Vile

Tennis Australia Top Graduand in the Master of Business (Sport Management)
Anthony Costa

AFL Prize for best student in Sport Marketing
Laura Marsh

Netball Australia Prize for Best strategic marketing plan in Sport Marketing
Jessica Oliver with her paper on Increasing Victorian Tennis Participation in 18-25 year olds

Melbourne Cricket Club prize for Sport & the Law: (Best Student)
Rachel Piper 

Cricket Australia prize for the Sport Marketing Case Study
Arvind Sreenivas Suresh – with his paper on 34th Americas Cup – More than a Sport?

Cricket Victoria prize for Strategic Management
Matt Cameron with his paper on A case study of Melbourne City FC, Competitive Advantage and Fan Engagement

IMG Sport Organisation Theory
Anthony Costa – with his paper on Structural Review of the National Rugby League

Thank you to our sponsors for your ongoing support. 

Brian Cook

Brian Cook has been the CEO of both Geelong and West Coast Eagles Football Clubs over the last 27 years. With a career dedicated to sport, Brian has experience in sports research for the Australian Sports Commission, analysing and making recommendations to the Federal Government on the funding of all major sports science research proposals.

Brian was awarded the Eunice Gill Award in 1954 for services to Coaching at a National Level by the Australian Coaching Council and in 2001 received an Australian Sports Medal from the Prime Minister for his services to sport. Brian was awarded AFL Life Membership in 2008 and Geelong Football Club Life Membership in 2009. He was also awarded the 'Australian Sports Executive for 2007' by the Confederation of Australian Sport.