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Port d'Espagne, Trinité-et-Tobago
Interview avec

Avion Legerton | diplômée 2022

What is your current professional activity? And your involvement in sport?
Part-time sports administrator (former)
Why did you choose to study the FIFA/CIES Programme in Sport Management at The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus?
The online option for study (in the area of study for my prospective full time career), as well as the affiliation of the global body FIFA with UWI (wide networks), were appealing to me so I chose this particular program.
What would you say are the key strengths of the UWI/FIFA/CIES Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management?
Generally, my expectations were met as I learnt about different sports and aspects of the industry, not just from the facilitators but also from classmates from around the world. My only disappointment was not getting the opportunity to visit different sporting facilities throughout Trinidad.
What would you say are the key strengths of the UWI/FIFA/CIES Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management?
Highly knowledgeable facilitators and the strong support to students.
What benefits (on a personal and/or professional level) did you gain from attending the course? 
Personal level, I was able to better manage my time and learn to balance different aspects of my life.
Professional level: my network of professionals continues to widen. Thus, I’ve been privileged to form feasible relationships. 
How have the courses offered by the programme aided in developing your knowledge, competencies, and skills?
The courses offered by the program has widened my knowledge and has helped to develop my competency in strategic planning especially. 
How has the programme contributed to your professional growth and employability?
Now that I am certified in sports management, I anticipate being employed in a full time capacity in the near future. 
What is your best memory/highlight of the course?
My greatest memory is the debate in the law in sports class. The information presented by the various groups of students was very informative, topped with the feedback from the highly knowledgeable and patient facilitator. 
Would you recommend the UWI/FIFA/CIES Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management? Why? 
Yes, I would recommend this program to persons with an interest in developing the sports industry in Trinidad and Tobago, so that they can learn how to effectively and professionally manage and coordinate activities. The program is affordable and tailors to a variety of different sporting disciplines.