Sports Scholarship Spotlight: Aine Byrne

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Sports scholarship recipient Aine Byrne

Sports scholarship recipient Aine Byrne

Joint captain of the women's ladies football team at WIT Aine discusses the Sports and Exercises Health studies course and her sports scholarship

Third year, BA (Hons) in Exercise and Health Studies student, Aine, was awarded a Sports Scholarship along with 79 students who were recognised for their contribution in 12 different sports this year at WIT.

“This achievement is very important to me. It has shown me that hard work and determination pays off. No matter what club or county that you are from if you work and train hard enough you will get the rewards.”

The Wicklow native is joint captain of the WIT ladies football team, “I am lucky enough to be joint captain of the WIT ladies football team. I was also on the Division 3 League champions, Colleges All-Ireland team.” 

“When I graduate, I hope to go on and work with people who have an Intellectual Disability, working with people to try to help them and encourage them to live a healthy and happy lifestyle.” 

About WIT Sports Scholarships

The Sports Scholarship Programme at WIT offers an athlete led development programme aimed at supporting the overall development of high performance athletes in a wide range of sports. The programme gives talented athletes the opportunity to develop their sporting and academic career by offering a network of support services and expertise which is tailored around the specific needs of each individual athlete.

Every academic year, WIT provides up to 60 Sports Scholarship Awards distributed between four awarding categories which reflect the sporting level a student is competing at within their sporting discipline:

Gold Scholarships are given to those students who are excelling in their sport and competing at the highest level in their sport. 

Silver Scholarships are usually awarded to those students already in the college. Students receiving Silver Scholarships will have demonstrated their potential and commitment to their sport and WIT Club and will be competing at a high level.

Bronze Scholarships are open to all sports and are generally given to prospective and new students on entry to WIT. This Scholarship is also available to students who have completed first year in college and have demonstrated above average potential and commitment to a WIT sports club.

Emerging Talent Scholarships aim to support talented students who have shown potential in there sporting careers to date. The programme is a one year programme for first year students and it is aimed at helping the student progress in their academic studies and sport through the wide range of support services on the scholarship programme.

Sports Recognition Scholarships are one of most recent scholarships which was established to recognise outstanding WIT student athletes who have shown huge commitment to sport in WIT and who have also played a leading part in the development of Clubs and Societies life here in the college. 

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Related Courses

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in  Exercise Sciences (Common Entry)
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in  Sport & Exercise Science
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in  Nutrition & Exercise Science
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in  Health & Exercise Science

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