Career Pathways in Sport

Join us on Friday 9th October for this online panel event during UQ’s Play Week which explores the different career pathways in sport. Hear first-hand from elite athletes on their experiences in their respective sporting fields; how they started, their achievements and how their grit, determination and resilience has shaped the pathway for their own studies and work. If you are working towards becoming an elite athlete and want to how to make it your career, or if you are wanting to know how to transition from elite athlete into other areas of work, this panel discussion is for you.

Date: Friday 9 October
Time: 12-1pm
Location: Online via Zoom


How to get involved

  • Register your attendance to the zoom session
  • Start your research and plan your questions
  • The morning of the event you will receive the event Zoom link 
  • Click on the correct Zoom link for the time allocated
  • Actively participate in this session! 

About our Panel members 
Richard Powell, Angus Scott-Young, Caitlin Sargent-Jones, Jacinta Carroll and Lakeisha Patterson are professional athletes in the sporting fields of rowing, rugby, athletics, waterskiing, weightlifting and swimming. The panellists will provide insights into how their involvement in sport at an elite level has advanced their current studies and career journeys. They will discuss the skills and capabilities they’ve developed as elite athletes, how they’ve applied their experiences to their current roles and provide advice to students looking to commence a career in sport.

Richard Powell Sports Administrator
Elite Athlete
  • UQ Alumni
  • Two-time Rowing Olympian (1988, 1992)
  • Previous Acting CEO QLD Cricket
  • Previous President of QLD Olympic Council
  • Previous UQ Sport Board Member
  • Current UQ Boat Club Head Coach
Angus Scott-Young Professional Athlete
  • UQ Club Sportsman of the Year (2020)
  • Current Queensland Reds Representative Super Rugby Competition
  • Currently completing UQ Masters in Entrepreneurship
Caitlin Sargent-Jones

Elite Athlete


  • Current Australian Athletics representative
  • 2016 Olympian (4x400m relay)
  • Senior Physiotherapist Barefoot Physiotherapy
  • UQ Alumni
Jacinta Carroll

Elite Athlete


  • Physiotherapist at Queensland Sports Medicine Centre
  • World Champion Waterski Jumper
  • Currently completing Masters at UQ

Lakeisha Patterson OAM Elite Athlete
  • Australian Paralympic Swimmer
  • 6x Paralympic Medallist and multiple World Record holder
  • Order of Australia Medal recipient
  • Currently completing a Bachelor of Communication at UQ