Skip to main content

2nd Adam Gilchrist Award presented to Dan D’Souza, Bachelor of Commerce Student

Tuesday, 28 October, 2014

Legendary Australian cricketer Adam Gilchrist presented the 2nd Adam Gilchrist Sports Award to Dan D’Souza, a Bachelor of Commerce student, at a special ceremony held at the university campus on October 27.

The event was attended by the Hon. John George Ajaka, member of New South Wales Legislative Assembly and Minister of Ageing and Disability Services and Professor Paul Wellings, CBE, Vice-Chancellor of University of Wollongong, Australia.

Gilchrist, the dynamic wicket-keeper/batsman who captained Australia’s successful Test team during his long and glittering international career, is a Brand Ambassador for the University of Wollongong, Australia.

Gilchrist congratulated Dan D’Souza, a Bachelor of Commerce student, who, he said, was fortunate to have the opportunity to ‘combine sport and study at such a fine university’.

Dan is a fitting recipient of the award, sharing a number of sporting credentials with the famous cricketer. Like Gilchrist, Dan is a top-order batsman, whose outstanding performance at school level earned him a place in the UAE under 16 and under 17 national team squads.

“I think this is a good initiative by the university and the cricket board to bridge that gap,” said D’Souza, 20, who attended British School Al Khubairat in Abu Dhabi.

The sports award marks an extension to UOWD’s range of grants that reward academic excellence. The award, open to both undergraduate and postgraduate students, provides the recipient with a 50 per cent waiver on UOWD tuition fees throughout their chosen degree.

Dan aims to continue his studies at the UOWD, while at the same time make use of Australia campus of UOW to hone his cricketing skills and emerge as a quality player from the UAE. As a product of UAE’s under-19 World Cup team Dan is a one of the leading young cricketers in the UAE.


UOWD in the news

Bodour Al Qasimi promotes Mohammed Al Musharrakh to CEO of ‘Invest in Sharjah’

By Gulf Today, Gulf News, Total UAE

Mohammed Juma Al Musharrakh had been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Sharjah FDI Office (Invest in Sharjah). More...

UOWD hosts inaugural Middle East CASE Conference

By Yahind

Conference supports advancement of education in the region through shared insights and knowledge. More...

Indian Billionaire B. R. Shetty Is Now Venturing Into Higher Education

By Dubai Forum, Wealth-X

After building a healthcare empire in the U.A.E., Abu Dhabi-based Indian billionaire B. R. Shetty is entering the region’s lucrative higher education sector. More...

Sarra scoops multiple honours in rowing and swimming

By Khaleej Times, The Middle East North Africa Financial Network

Rising sporting star Sarra Lajnef continues to excel in rowing and swimming championships in the region. More...

Dubai Electronic Security Center Receives Overwhelming Interest From Regional and Global Universities For The AED 700,000 ‘Innovation In Cyber Security Award' Competition

By Dubai PR Network, Total UAE, The Middle East North Africa Financial Network

Call for submission for the ‘Innovation In Cyber Security Award’ has earned overwhelming response from regional and global universities. More...

UOWD logistics students tour Jebel Ali Port in Dubai

By Arabian Industry, Dubai Forum

The Master of Science in Logistics at UOWD has been running in the UAE for the last 10 years and is one of the region’s most popular postgraduate courses. More...

Career focus need not stymie personal advancement

By Gulf News Smart Edition

Commitment to study runs deep in employed aspirants, experts say. More...

Most postgraduate students are working people

By Gulf News,

Most of the postgraduate students in the UAE are working people, said universities in the UAE. More...

Chairman Of Dubai-Based University Awarded Order Of Australia

By UAE Today, YaHind, Dubai Forum, Dubai Informer, Go Dubai

Peter Robson, Chairman of the University of Wollongong in Dubai’s, UOWD, Board, has been awarded the Order of Australia, OA. More...

9th Sustainable Development & Inclusive Growth Congress discusses ways to achieve global sustainability

By Go Dubai

Congress focused on the need to follow the principles of sustainable development and inclusive growth to meet global challenges and global sustainability More...

Copyright © 2018 University of Wollongong in Dubai   | Privacy | Disclaimer | Site map