Trinity Sport celebrated the first anniversary of its strategy for sport last week with a scholarship event in the college for 58 of the 2017 sports scholars.
The expansion in numbers and wider diversity to representing 20 different sports has been made possible by a partnership with Bank of Ireland and the development of a new high performance pathway is a key element.
“The pillars of support around any athlete are vital, even more so in a university setting where there are additional skills required and pressures to be managed,” said Deputy Head of Sport Matthew Dossett.
“The revised scholarship scheme ensures we are able to provide this enhanced environment to our student athletes, and also to complement what’s already being provided by governing body talent programmes and elite pathways.”
This year’s scholars heard from Heather McArdle, of sponsors Bank of Ireland, about the importance of sport as a vital part of life and the community.
“Sport allows you to develop so many skills that will transfer directly into your chosen career,” she told the students.
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