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South African Student Receives International Sports Scholarship

Posted on 02 February 2015

Sports Scholarship Juliette Hussey Prakash Vijayanath Michelle TannerCommonwealth Games participant and Olympic Games hopeful Prakash Vijayanath was recently presented with a Sports Scholarship, supported by Trinity’s Global Relations Office. Prakash is in his second year of a Computer Science and Business degree and has represented his native South Africa in the sport of Badminton at underage and senior level, most notably at last year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. He has won numerous national titles, including the Men’s Singles Championship in 2013 and 2014 and Gold in the team event at the All African Championships in 2013.

Alongside his studies at Trinity College Dublin, Prakash trains with the Irish High Performance Squad based at Marino Institute of Education, Dublin. 2015 will be a vital year for him in preparation for Olympic Games qualification and in the coming months, Prakash will compete at tournaments all over the world including Iceland, Uganda, Peru, Slovakia and Argentina. We wish him well in his bid for qualification.

At a special event in Trinity, the Vice President for Global Relations, Professor Juliette Hussey, congratulated Prakash on the award and his achievements thus far. They were joined by Head of Sport, Michelle Tanner, for the presentation of the Sports Scholarship.