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Spring/Summer 2020

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In this edition we’ve gone Sport mad! To kick off we have inspirational interviews with Andy Murray, Mo Farah and Frankie Dettori. Nutrition advice from Arsenal’s James Collins and we go behind the microphone with Gabby Logan. We learn what it takes to get to the top from the next generation of sporting super stars. Along with holiday competitions, top beauty picks we have it all. Come and join our FREE club – the one-stop-shop for everything to do with ‘school and parent life’.

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9 Why did you choose swimming? I suppose it chose me really! I had lessons and was quite good so decided to swim competitively for Alton Swimming Club aged nine. Which team are you in? I train and compete for Millfield School, and train at Winchester City Penguins in the holiday. I have been selected twice for Team GB. Does school play a role in your sporting career path? My prep school, The Pilgrims’ School were very supportive, and Mr Short my PE Teacher took a great interest in me. My current school Millfield has a huge swimming squad and considerable experience in training potential Olympic swimmers. How do you combine school work with training? It’s tricky, as I must have time off school sometimes to go to swim meets. It’s busy and I get tired, especially on the days I have early morning training. I must be organised with my schoolwork, and get it done on time, so that I don’t fall behind. Where do you train and who is your coach? I train at school, for 16 hours per week in the pool and two hours land training. My coach is Euan Dale, and Zoe Baker (Winchester City Penguins). How do you manage pre-race nerves? I’m sometimes quiet and tense. I listen to music on my headphones before a race, I find this really helps. How do you deal with defeat and with victory? I am still learning how to deal with defeat, and get sad, if it’s at an important event. My coach gives me feedback on my race, and I think about how I can improve for next time. Standing on the podium and receiving a medal is very special and exciting. What do you hope to achieve in 2020? My ambition is to qualify for European Juniors. WILLIAM ELLINGTON Swimming ★ Millfield WILL’S STATS Age: 16 Sport: Swimming Hobbies and interests: An occasional game of golf with my father and uncle Sporting heroes: Brodie Williams, Olympic potential. James Wilby, World Class breaststroker and Olympic potential Greatest sporting achievements to date: Two European medals and selected for the European Youth Olympic Festival and the Swim England Junior squad Favourite food: Chocolate! Favourite things to watch/listen to: I like watching thriller and science fiction films Ultimate sporting dream: Qualify for the Olympics 2024 and win a gold medal Do you have a sponsor? Energise Me. What advice can you give to others wanting to excel within the world of sport? Listen to your coach, work as hard as you can to be the best you can. Enjoy the training, as much as the competing. What one thing have your learnt along the way? Never lose sight of who you really are, and where you came from. Are your parents involved and if so how? I know they’re always there for me emotionally and my taxi service for early mornings and late nights. They are amazing! PHOTOGRAPHY: ©MILLFIELD SCHOOL

INTERVIEW 10 JOSEPH’S STATS Age: 17 Sport: Football Hobbies and interests: Playing basketball and competing in athletics for my school Sporting heroes: David De Gea, Anthony Joshua and Ederson Moraes Favourite food: Macaroni cheese Favourite things to watch/listen to: Upbeat/inspiring music before training, and watching films at the cinema to relax Ultimate sporting dream: To play football at an elite level in tandem with academic success JOSEPH OLUWABUSOLA Football ★ Alumnus of Pilgrims ★ Winchester College Which team are you in? Nigeria U17 National Team. Does school play a role in your sporting career path? Yes, Winchester College has been very supportive. My Strength and Conditioning programme is facilitated and carried out within school, as well as other specialist training such as agility and reaction skills. How do you combine your studies with training? I often train in the evenings during the week and am allocated catch-up sessions with my teachers in order to ensure that I don’t fall behind. Where do you train and who is your coach? In my club, at school and with my international squad. My coaches vary. How do you manage pre-match nerves? I relax by listening to music, reading or by taking a nap. I avoid screens, eliminate pressure, the crowd or anything that could make me nervous. How do you deal with defeat and with victory? I try to keep a constant level of emotion regardless of each result. I don’t get too excited when I win, I try to see where I can do better; I don’t get too distraught when I lose, I try to see where I could have done better. What do you hope to achieve in 2020? To join a new club that can partner with my College so that my education is seamlessly linked with my sport. What advice can you give to others wanting to excel within the world of sport? Many obstacles lie on the path to success for an aspiring athlete. The only way to reach your goal is to overcome each one through hard work and perseverance. What one thing have your learnt along the way? I’ve learnt that you don’t always have to fit the mould. Just because not many people or nobody has done what you’re doing doesn’t mean that you can’t. Are your parents involved and if so how? Massively. They support me wherever I go and constantly motivate me. SPRING/SUMMER 20 ★ schoolnotices.co.uk 51

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