Bond University continues as the ‘Official Education Partner’ of The Chiefs.
The Chiefs, the leading Australia and New Zealand esports organisation and Bond University - Australia’s largest private, not-for-profit university, have renewed their partnership for an additional 24 months. As such, Bond University will continue as the ‘Official Education Partner’ of The Chiefs for 2022-2023.
Bond University has been a strong supporter of the esports industry and created a purpose built Esports Hub on campus with the inception of their Esports Club to allow members a place to meet, socialise and form friendships with like-minded students. The partnership was first established in 2020 and has seen The Chiefs engage internships with Bond students that are aspiring esports managers, work with Bond research studies into esports and traditional sports as well as working with Bond Sports and key faculties to improve the health and wellbeing of The Chiefs players.
Through this partnership extension, both parties will continue to build a meaningful pathway for career opportunities in the esports industry. The Chiefs will host and operate various esports tournaments from the Bond Esports Hub including external recruitment tournaments with local high schools and will collaborate on the development of an esports tailored curriculum to prepare the next generation for the evolving skills required to lead the esports industry.
Nick Bobir, Chief Executive Officer of The Chiefs said: “Bond University has been an amazing partner to work with and we’re thrilled to continue the relationship in the coming years. Whether it is guiding our players through world class elite sport seminars with a focus on health, nutrition and wellbeing, or completing training camps on-campus, the partnership will enhance the organisation’s access gaming and esports fans with whom we engage regularly. We’re very excited to build on this further and unveil some of the projects we’re working with Bond on soon.”
Bond University’s Executive Director of Sport, Garry Nucifora, explained that “Bond University has a progressive and energetic approach to the implementation of its sport strategy. Every Tier One sport at Bond has a performance and partnership component underpinning its purpose, and the Chiefs’ empathy for Bond’s edu-sport philosophy makes for the perfect partnership The Chiefs are a respected, international brand exhibiting a future-focus in everything they do. It is because of that approach, a Bond University esport partnership with The Chiefs makes absolute sense!’
Aiden Hiko Brand and Communications - The Chiefs