RGU Scholar to Play in World Cup Qualifiers

Odmar Faeroe, a second year student at Robert Gordon University (RGU), has been selected to play in this weeks football World Cup Qualifiers in Germany, ahead of Brazil 2014. The International Business Management student will play for the Faroe Island's national team in their first qualifying match against Germany in Hannover on 7 September.

The 22 year old defender was awarded a football scholarship at RGU for his success in the sport. As well as playing for his national team and entering the second year of his studies, Odmar has also recently transferred to Forfar Athletic FC having previously played for Faroe Island team, B36 Tórshavn. This will be his second appearance in an official qualifier after being selected to play against Northern Ireland last summer.

Speaking of the opportunity to play for his national team, Odmar said, "I am thrilled, to have been selected to play in the World Cup Qualifiers is an honour, and playing against Germany, who are ranked as the second strongest nation in the world, will be amazing. They have fantastic players from the world's best teams, such as Real Madrid. Furthermore in October we will be hosting two matches one against Sweden and the other against the Republic of Ireland and I would love the chance to play on the home ground."

The RGU: SPORT Scholarship is designed to help students in every aspect of their pursuit of sporting excellence. Scholarships are offered on an annual basis to athletes who are at, or close to, national standard in their given sport. All Scholars receive a membership to RGU: SPORT and have access to the facilities and a range of services including fitness testing and anthropometry, nutrition consultations and physiotherapy, for the duration of their studies.

Filippo Antoniazzi, Director of Sport at RGU: SPORT, said, "We are extremely pleased for Odmar, it is a huge achievement for him. We are proud to support such a successful sportsman and I know that I speak on behalf of the University when I wish him the best of luck."

Issued By:

Katie Begg
Communications Officer | Aberdeen Business School
Robert Gordon University
AB10 1FR
Tel: 01224 262144