Collaboration Between Sport Professionals Impresses Students
Ten master's students from Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences recently visited German city Münster where they got to watch a professional volleyball match between USC Münster and Nawaro Straubing, as well as gaining valuable insight into the management of a sport club and the organisation of an event of that magnitude.
The group consisted of nine MSc students and one MBA student. They were accompanied by Wittenborg CEO, Maggie Feng.
USC Münster’s coach is Lisa Tomsen, a current Wittenborg student from Germany doing an MSc in Sport Business Management. Tomsen also gave a talk entitled “Life of a Professional Athlete”.
How did students experience the trip?
Spanish student Celeste Fernandez said: “It was a great experience and a very good complement to the regular lessons we have in Apeldoorn. We exchanged ideas with professionals working in the sport sector and enjoyed a very good volleyball match, cheering on our classmate, Lisa.
“We could also learn valuable facts for our master's degrees like the management of the volleyball club, about the sport venue and the facilities needed, the management and organisation of the event, how the athletes prepare for a game the same day, and about the life of a professional volleyball player.”
Russian student, Fatima Makoeva, said: “The atmosphere at the stadium was amazing. We also learned a lot about the challenges and responsibilities USC Münster faces, and it was nice to see how players collaborate and the high level of trust and support they provide.”
The group consisted of MBA student Haseeb-ur-Rehman Mirza and MSc students Kimberly Latisha Chemin John, Celeste Fernandez, Elizaveta Baryshnikova, Jesse Ighalo, Rodrigo Ayarza, Tonia Aigbokhae, Yudu Zeng, Fatima Makoeva and Mykhailo Huba.
by James Wittenborg
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