Jason Nightingale
Bachelor of Business, Apprentice Mentor, Diploma of Business


The CAREERWISE program has been designed to enhance performance, to help our athletes play a better game on the field and in every area of life, including work, school and further education.

Plan for life after sport

Every Club has a qualified Career Coach whose job it is to deliver the CAREERWISE program and help players plan for life after sport.

The program is delivered to all ages, from elite juniors (U16s and U18s), State Cup, National Youth Competition (NYC) and NRL players.

The best athletes have a balanced approach to their football and their life.

Award winning and based on best practice in career development, the program is there as support through every age and stage.

It will help players make well-informed choices about their future career.

It will also help pave the way for the future by helping players engage in work, study, work experience, volunteer work and networking that will help them make a smooth transition from professional athlete to professional something-else.

It was essential that I started planning for life beyond Rugby League, and NRL Careerwise helped me develop a comprehensive plan and a more positive attitude towards the next stage of my life. Jason King
Former Sea Eagles Captain. 14 years and over 240 NRL games. Represented NSW City and NSW Origin. B.Business & Law Graduate 2015

Players who have already experienced CAREERWISE are unstinting in their praise for the help it has given them.

Professional sport can end anytime, I believe it is very important to have a trade to fall back on. Corey Hughes
NRL Mentor with the Cronulla Sharks