A Big Year

September 24th, 2015 | Uncategorized

Gareth Maguire, founder of Sport Changes Life, emphasized that this year will be a BIG YEAR for the program. I am confident that the program’s new partnership with Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) in Waterford, Ireland is an important part to the success of the BIG YEAR. As the program’s first Waterford Victory Scholar, there are high expectations and it is my role to achieve the BIG YEAR’S goals. A Waterford Victory Scholar embodies the life of a true ambassador: an ambassador for the Waterford community, an ambassador for the Waterford Wildcats basketball club, and an ambassador as a postgraduate student for WIT.


Currently, I am committed to five hours of coaching, five and a half hours of club basketball, not including scheduled games and individual workouts, and a semester of thirty module (“credit”) hours for my postgraduate degree. My life may seem like an extremely busy schedule for some people, but in my opinion that is nowhere near the potential of a proper Waterford Victory Scholar. Although the last couple of weeks have been fun sharing my passion of basketball with young girls through coaching, there are a numerous of other ways to affect the life of a young kid besides the medium of sport. For example, I have yet to engage in community volunteering projects, like mentoring youth from the less privileged areas of Waterford. One area is located right next to WIT so teaching these kids that WIT can offer an education that grants them a promising lifestyle is one of my duties.


The opportunities are endless here in Waterford through academics, sport and the community. Victory Scholars are in a respectable position to touch lives and make a difference in each of those aspects. It’s an honor to be a Waterford victory scholar because my actions will contribute to Sport Changes Life’s BIG YEAR…



Victory Scholar: Jazmen Boone

Present University: Waterford IT

US League: CAA

Club/Community Partner: Waterford Wildcats

Alma Mater: The College of William and Mary

Sponsored by: Teamwear Ireland




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