Chris Armit may no longer be playing at ANZ Stadium but his involvement at Sydney Olympic Park continues thanks to his Australian Apprenticeship in turf management.

Chris retired from rugby league in 2012 after a decorated career of 158 games with the Parramatta Eels, Canterbury Bulldogs and the Penrith Panthers.

The former-prop is completing a Certificate III in Sports Turf Management with TAFE NSW – Northern Sydney Institute and is a casual member of the ground staff at ANZ Stadium.

“Completing an apprenticeship gave me a sense of direction and a career path to follow after playing footy finished,” Chris said.

“Completing a sports turf management qualification will give me the skills needed to work at any of the best football stadiums and golf courses in Australia and even the world.”

Chris remains involved with the Penrith Panthers as an apprentice mentor in the NRL’s Trade UP with the NRL program, a program suppored by the Australian Government, giving career advice about the opportunities that completing an Australian Apprenticeship can provide to young players.

Chris aims to continue his involvement with the program and has started his own lawn mowing business.

Watch Chris Armit in action: Australian Apprenticeships Ambassador Chris Armit.

If you are interested in an Australian Apprenticeship and how to get started, download An Australian Apprenticeship - Endless Career Possibilities brochure or contact your local Australian Apprenticeship Support Network provider.

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