St John Rigby College were behind Y12 student Joshua Hill all the way as he headed to Spain in November to represent Team England in the World Thai Boxing Championships.
The event is a world away from his studies towards his BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in ICT, with Joshua swapping the computer lab for the sunny shores of Benidorm.
It may be low season for holiday makers but it’s an incredibly exciting time for all involved in the representative teams from over 120 countries.
Joshua’s father, Michael Hill, expressed his admiration for his son, “He is totally committed to his sport and has worked extremely hard in preparation for this competition. To his great credit he has also maintained his commitment to his studies and St John Rigby College have recognised and are meeting his needs as both a student and an elite sportsperson.”
Joshua did exceptionally well at the tournamnent, as he won Gold in Thai Boxing in the 57kg 16-18 year olds category and Bronze in K1 Kickboxing in the same category.