Riverside College were recently hosts to professional football referee Chris Foy, who provided students with an inspirational talk about his storied career and the characteristics needed to succeed in any vocation.
Speaking to students from construction, engineering, business and IT courses, Chris discussed topics such as why he became a referee, overcoming adversity and disappointment, and career ambitions.
Chris talked about dealing with pressure situations, reflecting on the heated Premiere League clash between Chelsea and QPR in 2011. In a game which he says is the toughest of his career, seven yellow and two red cards were shown.
He also talked about his proudest career moment so far, refereeing the 2010 FA Cup final between Chelsea and Portsmouth.
The talk ended with a Q&A session, where students had the opportunity to gain inside knowledge about the role of a professional football referee.
Lyn Rhodes, Assistant Principal at Riverside College, said, “Chris’ talk has been a fantastic experience for our students. To hear such an incredible career story from an experienced, well known and respected professional has been very motivational for all in attendance.”