22nd February 2023

Article written by Adrian Creamer, Head of Physical Education and Head of Year 8 at Salvatorian College

On Wednesday 22nd February we had the great privilege of two former professional footballers who were former students at Salvatorian College, returning to the school to give an inspiring talk to Years 8 & 9. 

Richard Langley & Jamal Campbell-Ryce shared their experiences of being professional footballers and spoke about their current careers as a football agent and an elite football coach. They spoke about many issues surrounding the game including the importance of education, culture, engagement patters, racism and how to deal with setbacks and success.

The Q & A session led to some thoughtful and insightful questions from the audience which were expertly dealt with by Richard and Jamal. There was a real energy and buzz around the room during the session and afterwards.

The event was inspiring and motivating for students and staff members. Thank you to Jason Roberts Foundation for facilitating such an incredible day.


The visit formed part of the Foundation’s Inspire to Achieve project, funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund, thanks to National Lottery players.

To learn more see the website dedicated to the Heritage project https://www.inspire2achieve.co.uk

See a video overview of the project here https://vimeo.com/804377688