School Sport: Newtons welcome boxing champion Mitchell
PUBLISHED: 12:18 02 August 2017
Pupils at Newtons Primary School had a special treat before breaking up for the summer holidays, thanks to a visit from ex-boxing champion Kevin Mitchell.
The school in Lowen Road, Rainham welcomed the former British and Commonwealth super-featherweight champion to their annual sports awards assembly, where Mitchell presented trophies for a variety of sports, including athletics and dance.
The children listened attentively as Mitchell – who twice fought for the world lightweight title – spoke to them and teacher Viv Allaway said: “Kevin urged them to follow their dreams as he had done and also asked parents to continue to support their obviously talented children.
“He stayed on to have photos with the medal recipients and the children were thrilled to meet him.
“We have many talented athlets and games players at our school and it is great for them to be rewarded.”