Northern Ireland’s all time leading international goal scorer David Healy had a message for North West Regional College (NWRC) students when he visited the Limavady campus this week: “Aim for the stars, anything is possible.”
During the event David Healy took time to remember Derry City defender Ryan McBride saying he was saddened to see the loss of a player at such a young age. There was then a round of applause in memory of young footballer.
The Linfield manager was the special guest of the college as part of their continuing series of ‘Getting To The Top of Your Game’ masterclasses.
David Healy told sports journalist Denise Watson, host for the event, how he made it to the top of his profession both in the English and Scottish premiership, how his first match playing for Northern Ireland was the defining moment in his career, and how his recent move into football management felt like a natural progression.
“I hope you all have big ambitions in life,” he told Sports students at NWRC Limavady, which has a long tradition of providing exciting and popular sports courses.“All I ever wanted to do was be a footballer. Practice, practice and practice. Have belief. Keep banging on doors because each coach or manager will see a different trait in you.”
Luke McCloskey, Deputy Head of Health & Sport at North West Regional College thanked David Healy for his inspirational and motivational talk.
He added: “David’s words to the students and audience have indeed been inspirational to all learners or indeed anyone wishing to achieve career ambitions in Sport.
“At NWRC we are committed to encouraging all of our students to get to the top of their game with hard work and dedication and we are proud of our record of progressing graduates into dedicated Higher education degrees or positions of employment across Northern Ireland and beyond.”
For further details on North West Regional College Sports Courses visit www.nwrc.ac.uk.
NWRC Limavady campus offers two fantastic full courses in Sport – Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport &Exercise Sciences and Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport.
NWRC will host Open Days at Strabane campus on the Derry Road on Tuesday, March 28 ( 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.), at campuses at Strand Road and Springtown on March 29 (12 Noon – 8 p.m.), and Limavady and Greystone on March 30 (5.00pm – 8.00pm).