Judo champion inspires pupils

By Connie Osborne Thursday 15 May 2014 Updated: 16/05 09:05

Latest News

Buy photos » Judo champion Tom Davis talked about his personal battles with Studley High School pupils Connor Woakes, 11, Alex Woodward, 12, Tilly Anderson, 11, and Emily Linton, 11. Picture by Marcus Mingins 1814019MMR

A COMMONWEALTH Judo champion visited Studley pupils to talk to them about his career struggles.

Tom Davis, who in 2005 won gold at the Commonwealth Games as well as the British Judo Championships, visited Studley High School as part of the Sky Sports Living for Sport project.

The scheme aims to boost confidence, change behaviours and improve life skills with the help of sporting stars.

Mr Davis worked with some Year 7 pupils on the importance of team work and communication to be successful in both sport and the wider world, while Year 11 GCSE physical education students were given a speech on the importance of never giving up.

The sporting star gave his own examples of disappointment including missing out on selection for both the 2008 and 2012 Olympics due to a succession of injuries.

He said: “As long as you focus on your dreams and goals, surround yourself with positive people and don’t take any notice of negativity, you can be whatever you want to be.

“It is how we strive for goals that makes us people.”

Share This

Popular »

1 A hero remembered as conflict flag is lowered

2 Friends hit the small screen

3 Town centre chuggers face fresh crackdown

4 Siblings remembered through heart charity

5 Clean diet is a real feast for charity

More news »

Man played football while claiming disability benefits

PLAYING football while claiming benefits for walking difficulties

Aegon Classic: Enter our competition to find Redditch heroines

THE STANDARD has teamed up with the Aegon

Call for pothole action

A PETITION has been launched calling for extra

Fancy being the starter?

A CHANCE to wave the starting flag at

Regional news »


Bromsgrove Standard
Alton Towers Halloween spectacular

VISITING your favourite theme park always guarantees a day packed ...

Worcester Observer

Visit the Worcester Observer website for the latest.

Stratford Observer
Dad of fallen paratrooper goes to Afghanistan in memory

THE FATHER of fallen paratrooper Conrad Lewis has made an ...

Evesham Observer
Knives in car lead to unpaid work

A FATHER-of-two who hid a kitchen knife under his car ...