The students, who are currently studying for BTEC Level 3 (equivalent to three A-Levels) or Higher Education (post A-level) courses in Sport at NWRC’s Strand Road campus, were acknowledged for the outstanding sporting achievements they have achieved in the past 12 months.
During the past six years since the Elite Athlete scheme was formed, dozens of rising stars in the field of Sport who have gone on to successful careers, have been assisted with the bursaries that have been awarded as part of the initiative.
The 2019 Elite Athletes were awarded their bursaries at a recent ceremony in the college’s Flying Clipper restaurant, where a number of other students received awards for achievement in their particular sport.
This year the award ceremony had an extra dimension with a number of special awards presented to acknowledge being carried out by NWRC Students Union, Clubs and Societies.
Lynda Hegarty, Curriculum Manager for Sport at NWRC said: “This Scheme recognises the sacrifice, time and effort these students have committed to taking their sport to the highest level.
“A number of students were acknowledged during a special presentation with six chosen as recipients of a sports bursary from the College.
“These students have been selected to be excellent role models, not only in the sporting arena, but for this college and their respective clubs, friends and families.
“The college is delighted to recognise their sporting achievements in this way, and hope that the contributions we have made will go some way to support their future sporting ambitions.”
Recipients of the Elite Athletes bursary were World Champion kickboxer Emma McGilloway, member of the Irish Senior Cricket team Kyle Magee, Cross Country Champion runner Roy McGilloway, Footballer Jack Malone, Ladies Footballer Michelle McDaid and Footballer Ben Gallagher.
Player of the Year, Kelly Logue; Ladies Gaelic, Players Player of the Year- Sarah O’Brien; Men’s Football Player of the Year, Thomas Mullan; Men’s Football Players Player of the Year, Aaron Harvey; Men’s Gaelic Player of the Year, Paul Quigley; Men’s Gaelic Players Player of the Year, Thomas Mullan; Outdoor Pursuits Club Commitment; Gareth Brown; Outdoor Education Basketball Club Commitment Award, Elizabeth Ogundipe; Weightlifting for Sport, Eoin McDonald, Mia Gibson, Gerald Deehan, Jack McWilliams, Kirsty McCrossan, Jordan Downey; Gym Participation, Declan Fegan, Maitiu McGill; Gym Challenge, Aaron Monds Watson, Michelle McDaid and Most Committed Gym Member- Margaret Rose Coyle.
For further details on sports courses at NWRC, visit www.nwrc.ac.uk/sport