BOXER VISIT PROVES A KNOCKOUT
On Monday 19 September, professional boxer and former Sacred
Heart pupil Richard Riakporhe visited the school. Richard left the school in
2006 and has since gained a degree in Marketing and Advertising while also
pursuing his boxing career. As an amateur he had 36 boxing contests, winning 31
and securing a string of knockouts. He turned professional this summer and won
his debut bout in August.
Richard spoke in year 11 assembly about his experiences
growing up in south London and how the discipline of learning how to box helped
put him on the right path in life. His words were very relevant to the Year 11s
and very inspiring. He then met a selection of pupils from Years 8-10 who are
part of a boxing programme this term for a special talk and workshop.
We thank Richard for visiting Sacred Heart school and wish
him all the best in his career, starting with his second professional boxing
match on 1 October at York Hall, Bethnal Green. A group of teachers and pupils
will be attending this event.
Mr L. Williams