Gold medallist visits Midhurst Rother College

Alex is pictured with students Lauren Ferris and Izzy Gregory

Alex is pictured with students Lauren Ferris and Izzy Gregory

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Olympic gold medallist Alex Danson, a member of Team GB’s hockey squad in Rio, visited Midhurst Rother College where she spent the day motivating students.

During whole college assembly she talked about her own personal story, her achievements and drive to be successful in everything she does. She said: “Anything is possible if you really want to achieve it and are prepared to work hard at it.”

Alex herself overcame rejection several times as a young player, her stature being deemed too small for the sport, with her determination being rewarded with an Olympic title.

Alex ended her day at the college with a practical masterclass, during which she passed a variety of skills and drills to staff and students. Director of sport, Simon Hills, said: “This was a memorable visit from a brilliant and engaging athlete who is at the very top of her game, she is a true inspiration to our students.”

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