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NSC calls on athletes to apply for funding in the field of sport

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The Namibia Sports Commission (NSC) has called on athletes in the different sport codes and administrators who want to pursue careers in the field of sport to apply for assistance from the Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) through the …

The Namibia Sports Commission (NSC) has called on athletes in the different sport codes and administrators who want to pursue careers in the field of sport to apply for assistance from the Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) through the commission.

The financial assistance is made possible through a memorandum of understanding between the NSC and NSFAF to allocate loans to athletes who demonstrate their potential at national, regional, continental and international sporting competitions.

An athlete’s eligibility of being granted a study loan is analysed by the NSC in close cooperation with its affiliates.

Speaking during a media conference here on Tuesday, NSC Development Officer Salome Iyambo said the applications are open to those who want to pursue careers in the fields of sports nutrition, sports data analytics, high-performance sports management, sports marketing management, hospitality, leisure and sports management.

The loans also cover studies in sports journalism, sports coaching and development, sport science/sports law, sport and recreation management, sport and exercise medicines, sports coaching, officiating and instruction and sports development.

The recommended institutions where students can study include the University of Namibia, Namibia University of Science and Technology and Triumphant College in the country, she announced, saying that those wanting to study abroad can also register at recognised institutions in South Africa, Botswana, Australia, Jamaica, Cuba and Senegal.

“I just want to tell you that when a student applies and brings their proof to us their chances of being granted this loan is almost 100 per cent unless they don’t meet the requirements or they applied too late then that might affect their chances of funding,” Iyambo said.

The development officer stated that students willing to further their studies should apply using the NSFAF website or they should contact 061 434 6000 for more information about the application process.

The deadline for applications is 16 March 2021.

Source: Namibia Press Agency