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Georgia Hannam (GBR) ready to enrol as five UIPM Sports athletes win World Academy of Sport scholarships

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Five athletes from four continents have been awarded financial support to study at the World Academy of Sports (WAoS).

Georgia Hannam of Great Britain will undertake the Post Graduate Certificate (PGCert) in International Sports Management after winning the single full scholarship provided through the memorandum of understanding between UIPM and WAoS.

Hannam (GBR) will be joined in the January 2021 intake by fellow scholarship recipients Said Sayed of Afghanistan, Dennis Smirnovs of Latvia, Naoki Tomomura of New Zealand and Timothy Stones of South Africa – each of whom will have half of their fees covered.

The course can be completed over a period of five years and the athletes were selected based on their background in UIPM Sports, studies they have already undertaken (or relevant work experience or professional references) and their level of English language proficiency.

The globally-recognised and industry-focused qualification has been collaboratively developed by the University of London and WAoS and aims to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the latest sport management strategies and develop the skills needed for the professional management of organisations and projects within the dynamic sport industry.  

Junior athlete Hannam (GBR), 22, told Pentathlon GB: “I am delighted to have been accepted onto the International Sports Management degree. I love sport, especially Modern Pentathlon, so having a degree which will enable me to have an active role in the management of all areas of the sport is an exciting prospect that I hope to achieve when moving into my professional career.

“I’m really looking forward to finding out more about what it takes to effectively manage an international sport and being able to appreciate in more depth how much time and commitment current staff of Pentathlon GB put into running the sport behind the scenes.”

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