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5 Questions with Hills Road Alumnus Jack Perry

Champion athlete Jack shares some stories from his time at Hills Road and his plans for the Paralympics

22 Nov 2017
5 Questions
Jack Perry (2012-2014) on court at the World Wheelchair Basketball Championships
Jack Perry (2012-2014) on court at the World Wheelchair Basketball Championships
1. When were you at Hills Road and what did you study?
2012-2014. I studied History, English Language, Psychology and also PE AS Level.

2. Who were you favourite teachers at Hills Road?
David Atter, Bridget Walsh and Andy Flint. All were brilliantly passionate about their respective subjects and this really came across in each and every lesson. They made the deeper learning of each subject enjoyable and are really genuinely lovely people. 

3. What are your fondest memories of your time at Hills Road?
I was lucky enough to be part of the Copa Del Hills indoor football competition's winning team ‘Borussia Munchaflapjack’ in 2014. The 5 a side tournament was fantastically organized by other students and the atmosphere was amazing at every game. I’ll always remember that as one of my favourite achievements (right up there with my junior world championship… maybe!) 

4. What has it been like representing Great Britain in the World Wheelchair Basketball Championships? 
It was an unbelievable experience out in Toronto. I’d always dreamed of representing my country at a sport and to end up winning a Junior World Championship with Great Britain is beyond anything I could’ve hoped for. The tournament was streamed in perfect quality with commentators and post match interviews all over the world with thousands watching – it was by far the biggest stage I’d performed on and I’m so proud that I could be a key part of us winning gold. In addition to all that, the fact my family flew out to surprise made everything just that extra bit special. 
5. What are your future career ambitions? 
My future ambitions are to go on and represent GB on the senior stage – hopefully one day the Paralympics. I’m training full time as a fully funded UK Sport Team GB athlete currently and feel I’m on the right path to do so. There are also opportunities to go and play professionally in Europe which I’d love to do one day. Perhaps longer term I’d like to get into a career in journalism once my athlete days are behind me.

Jack is looking for a company sponsor to help fund his participation in Wheelchair Basketball. Read Jack's Sponsorship Pack to find out more! 

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