Warriors winger the inspiration - The Worcester Observer

Warriors winger the inspiration

Worcester Editorial 12th Mar, 2015 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016   0

CITY youngsters received a special visit from Worcester Warriors winger Sam Smith.

Bishop Perowne CE College pupils had the opportunity to ask the professional rugby player questions and take part in his touch-rugby class.

Last Thursday (March 5) the winger told the students he had worked hard in school achieving four A* GCSE’s and seven A’s before getting his A-levels.

He is currently studying a degree in politics and economics with a view to the future when he is no longer a player.

He said: ““Be dedicated and try your hardest. If you want to get good results in life you have to really work hard and apply yourself, but most of all you must enjoy what you do.”

Mr Smith started playing at 13-years-old when he joined Guildford and Godalming Rugby Club and has represented England under 16, under 18 and under 20 level.

He told the students these were awesome experiences and he now is an England hopeful at 24-years-old.

“I train hard and I don’t have late nights. If you don’t commit 100 per cent you can bet the guy you are playing against will have done. I love winning and the enjoyment factor.”

James Preece, Bishop’s Perowne CE College’s head of PE, said: “It was great to have a visit from the rugby professional. Sam Smith gave a real insight into the life of a top class rugby player and the students found him very motivating.

“After answering the students’ questions he gave a master class in touch rugby –a great experience for the students at the school.”

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