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Mentor Athlete Visit

posted 12 May 2016, 00:36 by   [ updated 12 May 2016, 00:42 ]

Steve Brown – Sky Sports Living for Sport Workshop


Mentor Athlete Visit

The Sky Sports Living for Sport programme has been a huge success for us in recent years; inspiring and motivating our young adults for the next stage of their lives. This year we welcomed GB Rugby Wheelchair captain, Steve Brown. He has won numerous medals and captained Great Britain’s wheelchair rugby team through many international competitions. His greatest sporting high was having the honour of captaining the GB Wheelchair Rugby Team at London 2012.

The year 10 BTEC Sport students were invited to attend a workshop run by Steve in which he applied both a practical and mental aspect of not only being a top athlete, but maximising your own potential through being mentally tough. The day began with the students hearing about Steve’s story. He made them feel comfortable and answered any questions that were asked to him by the students. The group were extremely focused on what he was saying and his story was a great tool to engage the students as he was seen as ‘one of them’. Steve moved the group into the sports hall to look at team sports and how the group works whilst under pressure. He gave each student a ‘Sky Sports – Living for Sport’ t-shirt and a wristband with the ‘6 keys to success:-

1.       Mental toughness

2.       Hunger to achieve

3.       People skills

4.       Sports & Life knowledge

5.       Breaking barriers

6.       Planning for success

The workshop was drawn to a close with a short discussion in the classroom where Steve spoke about these keys to success and how the students can take this information into their future endeavours, whether this being in the classroom or in their chosen sport. Overall, the day was a huge success and the students have taken on board what they learnt. Steve was open to sign t shirts and take any photographs with the students as the session was bought to a close.