NUST student in national side

A first-year Geomatics student, Gino Wilson, has made NUST proud by being selected as a member of the Namibia Rugby Team that is currently participating in the 2015 Rugby Nations Cup in Bucharest, Romania. Wilson’s selection was based on his prowess on the field and is part of a programme to provide opportunities for new players to make their mark on the international scene.

Earlier this year, Wilson, along with two other NUST students, Milaan van Wyk and Arno von Wielligh, represented the country in the World Rugby Under 20 Trophy championships in Zimbabwe where the team managed to secure fourth place.

The 20-year old student says his passion for the sport started at the age of 12 at primary school in his hometown, Lüderitz. “Initially, I played as a fly-half, but after realising I had speed, I became a wing. Most people believe that when one is studying, particularly at tertiary level, one cannot excel in sport. But, I am coping, on and off the field, because I prioritise. It is all about discipline and using your time off books wisely,” he said.

He further expressed his gratitude to the Namibia Rugby Union for the professional coaching staff who have taken him under their wings.

The Nations Cup tournament, first held in 2006, is aimed at providing a higher level of competition for Tier One A-sides, as well as offering opportunities for second and third tier nations.

NUST encourages students to engage in extramural activities and annually holds a trophy awards ceremony to give recognition to students who perform outstandingly in different sport codes and cultural clubs. Wilson will also play in the Africa Cup games that will be played in Namibia and Uganda in July.

Date: 
Friday, June 10, 2016
for Month: 
June, 2016

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