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September 13th 2014 – from the Shropshire Star

Former world super-middleweight champion boxer Richie Woodhall returned to his old school in Telford to give an inspirational talk to students.

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Richie, who was also a Commonwealth champion and Olympic bronze medallist, visited Abraham Darby Academy to speak at an assembly.
The 46-year-old, who grew up in Woodside, Telford and attended Abraham Darby School, gave a motivational talk about his passion to become a world champion.
He told students about how his strict regime of training and school work throughout  his student years and overcame huge obstacles to acheive his dream.
He was introduced to the students by Will Bennett, Head of the school’s Woodhall House, which is named in his honour.
Nicola Kendall, the school’s Business and Enterprise Manager, said: “Some students weren’t aware of his status but after a hugely motivational talk and a clip from his world champion title fight, they certainly did.
“Richie told his story about his passion from the age of seven to become a world champion, how he grew up on Woodside, and attended William Reynolds before joining Abraham Darby School at 11.
“He urged the students to take the necessary steps to achieve their goals.
“He said that in the very room he was standing in, he knew that someone there would reach their dream and urged as many students as possible to be as successful as possible.
“He finished by telling everyone how honoured and proud he was to have Woodhall House named after him at the school he attended more than 30 years ago.”

To see the original article go to the Shropshire Star website

 

July 18th 2014 – from The Shropshire Star:

An extraordinary teenager has been awarded a life-changing scuba-diving scholarship which will see her fulfilling the underwater ambitions of Georgia Williams.

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Lois shone through lightning round interviews with chairman of the trust, Richard Langton, Georgia’s father Steve Williams and Jo Flack.

And her enthusiasm during a try dive with instructor Peter Vickers made her stand out from the crowd.

To see the original article go to the Shropshire Star website

 

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