Tonbridge Angels Football Academy Awards Evening
Members of the Tonbridge Angels Football Academy, which is based at Hadlow College, recently held a presentation evening at Hadlow Manor Hotel.
After enjoying a three-course meal, Steve Brown – the captain of Great Britain's Wheelchair Rugby Team – gave an emotion-filled speech on how sport had played a key role in him overcoming his depression after his tragic accident in 2005. Aged only 24, he sustaining a spinal cord injury in his neck which meant he would never walk again. However, by focusing on sport and setting new goals in life, he has achieved huge successes including being asked in 2008 to lead the Parade of Heroes in 2008 through London and competing in the 2012 London Olympics. His speech spoke directly to the players in the Academy; passing on some messages about how to fulfil their potential in sport and ultimately in life.
Proceedings then moved onto the Awards Ceremony with prizes for ‘Clubman of the Year’ (Stevie Bouadi), ‘Manager’s Player’ (Ross Marshall), ‘Players’ Player’ (James Steele) and ‘Most Improved Player’ (Lexx Lucas).