Poly produces FISU Ambassador
FISU is a world-wide board that was established to bring together all Universities through sports.
Every two years, FISU organizes a FISU volunteer academy which takes place in Karzan, Russia. The main aim is to impart knowledge to students on how they can mix sports with academics.
Every country selects a candidate to represent it at the FISU volunteer academy. In this case, it is the University Sports Association of Malawi (USAM) which is the National University Sports Federation that chose Israella after noticing how the Polytechnic Netball team has been performing under her leadership.
“I attended the training online, due to the Corona Virus pandemic, that is when I was declared the Ambassador to Malawi whose role is to serve as an important link between FISU and student communities,” she said.
FISU as an organization offers different postgraduate degree programs in sports which interested student athletes benefit from. It also organizes different world University games which student athletes are nurtured in talent advancement and exposure.
Chirwa who is studying Bachelor of Arts in Business Communication (BBC) year 3 explained that the position of Ambassador runs for two years. Nevertheless, if the Corona Virus situation improves, she might travel to Russia in 2021.
Polytechnic Netball Giants are holders of the TESSAM trophy after winning a gold medal in both 2017 and 2020. They also attained a silver medal of the Presidential Netball Trophy (Southern region on the district level) and a bronze medal of the same at the regional level.
The BBC lecturer Dr Murendehle Juwayeyi commented that he is proud of his student’s achievement whom he described as a pleasant and hardworking young lady.