Today marks the beginning of the 2nd annual Collingwood STEM Cup Challenge (click here) – a dynamic competition where students and fans leverage their maths and stats skills to calculate player salaries for Collingwood’s 2018 season. The competition is based on the career of Dominic Milesi, the ‘Capologist’ for the Collingwood Football Club, who manages national recruiting and player contract negotiations for the team. Dominic’s key responsibilities include determining salary figures for Collingwood players using his STEM education and skills.
The first annual Collingwood STEM Cup competition has come to a close revealing Australia’s top amateur Capologists. The competition invited Australians, with a focus on secondary students, to step into the role of the Capologist (or list manager) at Collingwood Football Club and decide player salaries for the 2017 season whilst staying under the AFL salary cap. The challenge is designed to inspire students to pursue degrees and careers in the STEM fields by illuminating an exciting application in sports analytics.