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Meet Momen Moustafa

As part of Global Week, we spoke to Momen, who tells us how about the amazing opportunities he has had thanks to NTU Sport and how winning by KO at Thai Boxing Varsity is one of his biggest achievements.

NTU Student Momen Moustafa in action in Thai boxing

Year of study: Final year
Course studied: International Business

What sports do you play: Thai Boxing and Equestrian
How often: Thai boxing 6 sessions per week.  Equestrian 2 sessions per week (not current)

How did you get into sport? Whether this was for the first time at university or from a young age.

I joined Thai boxing by attending a taster session which was promoted at sports fair during freshers week, that was the first time for me to practise any type of martial arts. I also used to do show jumping on a national level back home so when I joined NTU I googled NTU Equestrian which have directed me to the clubs committee information and from there I was able to communicate with them and join the club.

How do you feel when you are competing in or playing your chosen sport?

Considering the great opportunities NTU Sport provides to athletes I am always extremely motivated! During my first and second year at NTU I competed for NTU Equestrian which gave me the chance to compete at BUCS league against universities across the country gaining great experience in the sport whilst travelling to other universities to compete and meeting new people.

Whilst with NTU Thai Boxing I was able to compete by participating in a couple of inter clubs which have not only improved my fitness but also boosted my confidence.

International students might find themselves feeling homesick or isolated at university – do you think sport can help in any way?

From my personal experience I’d advise to join a sports club as soon as you join NTU, when university work gets too much doing sports is what I do to get in a better mood as it also gives me a chance to meet my team mates who have turned in to my close friends making it very hard for me to feel isolated or home sick.

What is your best achievement during your time at university so far - either in or out of sport?

My best achievement at university is winning my first ever full contact fight by KO at Thai Boxing varsity 2018.

We spoke to Momen as part of NTU Global week running 25 February - 04 March, where NTU Sport are taking the opportunity to celebrate our multinational community and highlight how sport and physical activity can enhance your university experience and bring people together!

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Meet Momen Moustafa

Published on 22 February 2019
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