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“CAN I stands for ‘Continued and never-ending Improvement’.” This is just one of the positive messages Boxer Courtney Fry taught Southlands High School students.

Courtney Fry visited the school as part of Sky Sports Living for Sport initiative which uses sport to motivate and inspire students.

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Throughout the day, Courtney Fry presented to students the importance of never giving up and how to use sport as a platform to achieve. A particular highlight was during the Throne of Words interview session when his Olympic gold medal was passed around, this left the students in awe of what can be achieved with a tremendous amount of hard work. Every session was delivered with lots of enthusiasm and included many positive messages that the students rewarded with a rapturous applause.

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There was not even time for a lunch break as students quickly gathered around the Boxing star for autographs and an opportunity to ask Courtney Fry further questions about his successful sporting career. In the afternoon, students were put through their paces in a series of interactive games that challenged them to work harder and gave students the opportunity to experience a professional boxers training regime.

“Sport helps people think, helps people listen, helps people to speak up and helps people work together.  Different sports inspire different people but one thing is true: there’s a sport for everyone and it can change your life.”

Darren Campbell, Sky Sports Living for Sport Ambassador.

“Courtney Fry provided an inspiring day for our students. The session was full of positive messages that students can use throughout their lives to overcome challenges and strive for greater accomplishments.”

Mark Fowle, Head teacher

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