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Jack: In May 2010 we started a podcast called The Football Sack. It seemed like a really good way to talk to people and for some reason people like listening to us.

Christian: My name is Christian Leyland and I'm the chief of staff and co-founder of The Football Sack.

Jack: My name is Jack Quigley and I'm the podcast host and a writer for The Football Sack.

I started recording the podcast with the skills that I was learning through my media degree here and Christian and I had both done sports management units so we were able to apply those to both the podcast and the website in terms of marketing ourselves so what started out as something very very small fry we were able to use your skills and make it quite successful.

Christian: Because we did it for the World Cup, obviously in South Africa, and that allowed us the kickstart as Jack said, and with that we got a lot of listeners both Australian and worldwide and that built our profile and the brand of The Football Sack, and we ended up winning the football podcast of the year Australia wide because of that, because we kept it going throughout the next Hyundai A-League season as well, so that was really cool.

Since we started we've brought in 23 people from universities around Australia. They spend a 6 to 12 month internship with us, they get hands on experience, because they spend at least 6 months working a full A-League season. Most news and sports organisations around Australia will have someone from The Football Sack and I think that's magic.

Christian: University isn't signing up for more school, it's not the same environment as school. I didn't like school. Whereas university, I'm doing something I'm interested in, the teachers are, or the the lecturers are genuinely try to help you learn and work with you the the whole atmosphere of the place is different and for someone who yeah, didn't like school, I loved university, I thought it was great especially here at SCU, it was my kind of university really.

Jack: And you've got your rugby team, you've got your netball team, you've got your uni nights on Thursdays at the bar, it's very much a way to - here's you, you go to uni and it's a great way to expand yourself in any direction you want. It's a great kickstart to adult life.

Christian: Advice to someone thinking about university... nobody ever went backwards in life by getting smarter. There are so many options at university to do what you love for your job and it's your pathway, it's the way to build your expertise up and also then put into practice and end up doing a job that you wake up each morning wanting to do.