Rugby star named as WIT Arena’s inaugural Sporting Ambassador

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WIT Arena's first Sporting Ambassasdor Niamh Briggs with WIT President Prof Willie Donnelly and WIT Arena Manager, John Windle

WIT Arena's first Sporting Ambassasdor Niamh Briggs with WIT President Prof Willie Donnelly and WIT Arena Manager, John Windle

Irish Women's Rugby captain and graduate of the Exercise & Health degree at WIT Niamh Briggs was announced as WIT Arena’s first Sporting Ambassador

BA (Hons) in Exercise & Health Studies graduate at WIT and captain of the Irish Women’s Rugby team Niamh Briggs, was today announced as the WIT Arena’s first Sporting Ambassador.

Official launch

Waterford native Niamh was invited to the WIT Arena where she was officially announced as the WIT Arena’s first Sporting Ambassador.

Briggs presented President of WIT Professor Willie Donnelly and WIT Arena Manager John Windle with one of her international jerseys to mark the occasion.

The captain

Since graduating from WIT, Niamh found a career with An Garda Siochana and is currently rehabilitating from an injury that kept her out of the recent Six Nations. The captain’s main focus is preparation for the Women’s Rugby World Cup which will be held in Ireland this August.

“The facilities at the WIT Arena are fantastic and I am hugely proud to be their Sporting Ambassador, I am lucky to have top class facilities to use when I’m home” Niamh commented.

This recognition means Niamh will have access to the state of the art facilities as well as highly qualified and experienced staff members who can assist her in every aspect of her sporting demands.

Dreams

Prof Donnelly gave an introductory speech outlining his delight in welcoming Niamh as an ambassador for the WIT Arena, “Live your dreams and give the commitment to them in order to achieve them.”

Also speaking at the event was John Windle, who commended Niamh on her work so far as well as wishing her a speedy recovery in time for this summer’s World Cup. 

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