Former Vice-Chairman of Arsenal Football Club visits Wilmington Academy P16

On Tuesday 8 November, David Dein, former Vice-Chairman of Arsenal Football Club, spoke to all of P16 to give advice gained from his experiences managing and motivating in the football world. He offered the students many key ideas:

  • You can motivate millionaires with pride
  • Take pride in everything you do
  • Individuals can be broken
  • We are stronger as a team
  • Always go into a debate with ammunition
  • The key ideas a scout looks for are behaviour and attitude

Mr Dein stressed this one crucial idea, his own personal motto and the way of the turtle: the only way to move forward is to stick your neck out.

Dan Powsey, Y13 student said:

“David Dein used very inspirational quotes that I will remember for the future. His message was to keep following our passion and to never give up.”

 

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