Inspirational Sporting Heroes

To raise funds for our Sports Campus Building we are giving our supporters the opportunity to help us to build a wall of sporting heroes by buying a sporting hero plaque. Who would you choose? This page is full of inspiration to help you decide.

Be inspired!

To help inspire potential donors, our students have been busy thinking about Sporting Heroes – people they view their personal heroes, along with why – be it an individual sporting achievement, a great contribution to a team success, being a great role model, or even using their status to influence social change – something to aspire to and be motivated by.

Who would yours be?

Jackie Stewart
Michael Jordan

Sir Jackie Stewart

“Because he helped to redefine modern racing as we know it as well as many other things out of the cockpit. He truly is one of the greatest of all time in and out of the car.”

by Freddie, Yr 9

Michael Jordan

“Because he has been a massive inspiration for aspiring basketball players and the sporting community.He was one of the best basketball players of all time.”

by Saskia, Yr 8

Dina Asher-Smith

“Because she showed me that if something tries to make you fail you should just tell it to go away and always try to do what you want. She never gave up.”

by Isabel, Yr 7

Marcus Rashford

“Because of all the work he does behind the scenes as well as being a footballer. He has helped countless children and even their parents know that they will be able to eat without worrying about where their next meal is coming from.”

by Aseoluwas, Yr 8

Sporting Heroes Mo Farah
Serena williams

Sir Alex Ferguson

“Because he is remembered for transforming an average team into the richest club in the world with a museum full of trophy cabinets. I am truly inspired by his success.”

By Rishi, Yr 10

George Furbank

“Because he proved that you don’t need to spend all your junior years playing at academy level to achieve your dream.”

By Eloise, Yr 10

Mo Farah

“Because he has 10 global titles. He has had so many achievements, like being knighted by the Queen for services to athletics.”

by Martha, Yr 9

Serena Williams

“Because she is a great example of female empowerment, not to mention how good she is at tennis.”

by Emilia, Yr 8

We’ve also been lucky enough to attract the attention and support from some sporting hero famous faces! We’ve collected sporting hero tributes from sporting heroes themselves which you can read below to inspire you further! We even have a few former-RLS students in the mix who are now professional footballers and Olympic athletes…read about them all here >

Nico Rosberg, Former Mercedes F1 driver
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes F1 driver
Sally Gunnell, OBE DL
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