As we draw closer to starting our upcoming student-athlete project, Innumeris would like to give a warm welcome to James Fahmy, where he will be part of our student-athlete ambassador team. James Played for Queens Park Rangers FC and was Captain of the U18 Professional Development Team. He is now studying at the renowned Harvard University, where he is also a NCAA Division 1 student-athlete for the college. At secondary school back in England, James was a Senior Prefect and Mental Welfare Ambassador. Our student-athlete coordinator Taner is delighted to welcome him on board and notes how:
"James is a fantastic addition to the team. He has extensive experience of the English academy system having come through the ranks at QPR, and is currently a student-athlete at Harvard University. He will be an excellent resource for prospective student-athletes to seek advice from on the recruiting process and gain insight into daily life as an NCAA student-athlete."
Our chairperson Daniel felt it was important to have a student-athlete who played at elite level in England on this particular project, not just a graduate, stating:
"leaving Ireland/UK to head to the USA can be an extremely daunting process. We therefore wanted someone who has done that recently and who would be from Ireland/UK themselves. We also wanted someone who played at an elite academy level in England so they can be a reference point for Irish footballers who are currently in England now. James fits that description nicely and after personally speaking with him, I can tell he genuinely cares about what we do. His passions coincide with ethos of Innumeris. We are all delighted to have him board."
James Fahmy is glad to be helping out and notes his reason for joining is "to help open the eyes of young aspiring athletes to unlock a potential new pathway to their future." We all at Innumeris are excited to get this programme going in the coming year. Any current student-athletes who are considering heading to the USA can email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org if they are interested in being part of this pilot project. Any businesses who would like to sponsor this project can reach out too.