Students at Midhurst Rother College were recently inspired by the arrival of Alex Danson, United Learning Sports Ambassador and member of the successful Team GB hockey squad who helped the team win their first ever Olympic Gold medal in Rio this summer.
Alex, complete with her Rio medal, spent the day inspiring and motivating girls to participate in sport, showing them how to develop winning habits and the mental agility it takes to be a champion. During whole college assembly she talked about her own personal story, her achievements and drive to be successful in everything she does. She commented, ‘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 Midhurst Rother College with a practical masterclass, during which she passed a variety of skills and drills to staff and students. Director of Sport and Performance, 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.’