A Different Goal - 'GI' the University Student
Friday 22 March 2013 8:47 AM
Rabbitohs fullback Greg Inglis has begun studying at Sydney University, as he begins preparations for life after football.
Having already achieved a Certificate IV in Youth Work whilst playing with the Melbourne Storm, and having started his own clothing range, Inglis is now looking to complete a university degree through Sydney University.
“Greg’s coming to Australia’s oldest university, getting in and succeeding sends the right signals that the University of Sydney is a place where Aboriginal people can flourish," Professor Shane Houston, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy and Services) at Sydney University said.
"And that is exactly the message we want people to have: that we can help build their future."
Inglis hopes that this study can help set him up for life after football, as well as helping to inspire Indigenous kids study to take advantage of opportunities that present themselves.
“I think a degree would do wonders for me and what I want to do with the rest of my life after football and hopefully it will inspire some other Indigenous kids to go all the way through to Year 12 and to put their hands up and go to uni," 'GI' told the Sydney University website.
To read the full article on Inglis' university adventure, please click here to access the University of Sydney's website.