Gambian Journalist appointed FISU Ambassador

Monday, June 25, 2018

Gambian multiple award-winning Sports Reporter of the Year, Omar Jarju has been appointed Ambassador of the International University of Sports Federation (FISU) for the next two years.

Jarju 27, plus other 117 young leaders from all over the world were appointed FISU Student Ambassadors for 2018-2019.

Omar is currently in Russia where he successfully completed eight days training programme for sports management and Journalism, organised by the International University Federation.

Reacting to his appointment, Jarju said; “I am very happy and proud to be appointed. It means a lot to me and The Gambia.”

“As a sportsman, I pledge to promote sports values and encourage sports practice in harmony.” he said.

The FISU volunteer leaders academy 2018 officially came to an end on Friday 22nd June as certificates of appointment and special FISU Ambassador Pins were awarded to the participants of the Academy during a formal ceremony in Kazan city hall.

FISU President Oleg Matytsin personally presented the marks of distinction to every Academy participant after Australia’s Meaghan Kempson pronounced the FISU Student Ambassador pledge on behalf of all the young leaders who had gathered in the historical building in Kazan’s city centre.

The FISU Volunteer Leaders Academy is an educational forum that serves as a key part of the international sports and volunteering movement. Held in the Summer Universiade city of Kazan, the inaugural 2017 event brought together 110 volunteer leaders from 91 countries to the Russian sports city.

At the academy, global collections of emerging sport management leaders have an intense and cultured programme that includes lectures, round table discussions and networking opportunities. Academy attendees are also brought “behind-the-house” to many first-class sports facilities used at the 2013 Summer Universiade, FINA World Championships, multiple World Cups and the FIFA World Cup 2018 which will take place immediately after the FISU Volunteer Leaders Academy event.

World-renowned experts from FISU, the International Olympic Committee, World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), as well as operations managers from several other global sports events make up the Academy’s education team.

The second edition of the Academy is devoted to the FISU Ambassadors programme, one of the most ambitious and promising of FISU’s special projects.

The aim of the Academy is to increase participation and involvement of the general public in FISU activities and events, and to promote the values of sports and healthy lifestyle choice through the activities of FISU Student Ambassadors.

International University Sports Federation is responsible for the organisation and governance of worldwide sports competitions for student-athletes between the ages of 17 and 28. 

Author: John Mendy