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Boxing Champion motivates SBA students

posted 23 Jan 2014, 07:08 by Karen Bricknell   [ updated 23 Jan 2014, 07:08 ]
We were delighted to welcome inspirational role model, Hannah Beharry in to SBA yesterday to meet with groups of students as part of Sky’s Live for Sport initiative. 

Hannah is 9 times British boxing champion and twice European medal winner. 

She spoke to students about her difficult journey and the importance of working hard and having determination to succeed. She started boxing after someone told her to give it a go, but when she went to the gym she was told ‘females never box, go home and be a proper female, learn to cook and clean.’ This made Hannah determined to succeed. 

She welcomed questions from students and encouraged them to be passionate and determined in everything they do. 

Hannah will be mentoring a group of students who will become her ambassadors; she has set them a challenge to organise an event by the time she returns on 17th March. The group are keen to work hard to impress Hannah and make her proud.