The Sports Champions (Yorkshire Champions Group)

The Sports Champions (Yorkshire Champions Group)

To visit our Yorkshire Champions Group website, go to . From here, you can find out more information and book a Sports Champion to visit your school.


The Yorkshire Sports Champions will motivate and inspire children and young people focusing on their sporting achievements, they will relate their personal sporting journey to resilience, mental and physical health and well-being and the importance of leaving education with a full “Educational Bank Account".


Our Sports Champions:

Bolu Fagborun - Ex-Professional Rugby league / current CSR Director Bradford Bulls

He is a former professional rugby league player for clubs including Huddersfield Giants, Batley Bulldogs, Sheffield Eagles, Rochdale Hornets and internationally for Nigeria in 2019.

Chantel Patrick -  Police Inspector Neighborhood Policing Leeds

I was born and bred in Leeds and attended Intake high school, leaving after completing my GCSE in 1992. I did not do a levels but went onto college to BTEC in sport science as I was not academic and was passing time before joining the police, I had no intention of going to university.

Darren Tetley - Professional Boxer

Born and raised Holmewood council estate lives there until met my wife an moved to Buttershaw council estate grew up getting into trouble with the law arrested been in courts numerous times didn’t learnt I read until I was 20 year old managed to turn life around and show with a bit of hard work can achieved things people doubted I ever could.

Daniel Ekis - Professional Rugby League

1998 I left school with no qualification and didn’t sit any exams, so unsure of what path I wanted to take but due to having some good friends 3 years older than me who were joining the military this influenced me to join the Army at 16 but didn’t work out due to a medical discharge (high blood pressure)

Lorna Dodd - Firefighter

I am a firefighter; I’ve worked for West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue service since 2016. I consider my crew as my second family, going to work is like going to a second home. In school I didn’t know what I wanted to do, I simply chose subjects that I enjoyed doing and thought I liked the idea of being a lorry driver.

Paul Mennell - Ex-Professional Rugby League Player and Coach / Current Headteacher

I am a former professional rugby league player who has played for Huddersfield Giants, Bradford Bulls, Batley Bulldogs and Halifax Panthers.

Tasif KhanWorld Champion Boxer

Tasif Khan is our local Boxing Champion who has won and recently defended his World Boxing Titles. Boxing Tasif started boxing at the age of 10 at the Bradford Police Boys Club which for many years was based at Walker Drive in Girlington, Bradford.



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