Boxer drops in on young students

Courtney Fry with some of the year 8 boys at Hawkley Hall High School

Courtney Fry with some of the year 8 boys at Hawkley Hall High School

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BOXER Courtney Fry visited Hawkley Hall High School to give a motivational speech to year eight boys at the school.

Fry started boxing at the age of 15 when he was introduced to the sport by his father, who recognised the need to channel his son’s excess energy into something positive to avoid him getting into trouble. He quickly grew to love the sport and won his first title after only five bouts.

Courtney’s career as an amateur boxer rapidly took off and he was the British number one for seven years. Boxing has taken him around the world and he has competed at the Commonwealth Games, World Championships and the Olympic Games, reaching a top world ranking of number three.

He now tours schools and youth groups across the country urging youngsters to use sport to inspire them in their lives.