US Soccer Scholarship awarded to NWU Soccer Institute player

Issued by
North West, Sep 28, 2015

Soccer Institute defender Kyle Amon has been awarded a two-year soccer scholarship at the University of New Hampshire in the United States of America starting January 2016.

Kyle, who is originally from Cape Town, completed his bachelor's degree in Public Administration at North-West University, Mafikeng Campus. He will be studying for a master's degree in Community Development, Policy and Practice at the University of New Hampshire.

He was first scouted during the 2014 Varsity Football Tournament. A variety of universities in the United States showed interest in him, but he decided on the University of New Hampshire because of its good ranking and strong research focus.

When asked about this opportunity Kyle said: "It's a blessing, because even though I want to be a professional soccer player one day I also need to have a good academic background. I want to see myself playing for one of major league soccer (MLS) team, preferably New York City".

The Soccer Institute is one of the platforms through which the NWU produces well-rounded graduates and enables them to improve their skills, values and knowledge to contribute to society. In the words of Kyle: "It's through Soccer Institute that I played varsity football and it's through the varsity football tournament that I managed to get this all-inclusive soccer scholarship"