Mr. W. was my P.E. teacher and basketball coach. When he arrived at my school, I was going into year 9 and heavily lacking direction. I was part of a big social group which involved a lot of mischief and I was easily lead into situations that would get me into a lot of trouble. one day, when we were in a fitness suit for practical session, Mr. W. left the room and the majority of the boys went into the store room and started stealing small pieces of equipment. I, for some reason, for the first time did not. Upon his arrival, Mr. W. looked in the storeroom and knew that the room had been entered. He insisted that we all line up at the door so he could search us on our way to the next class. I was sixth in line. As the boys left the room, Mr. W. found various items on the boys and made a note of their names and explained their parents would contacted along with the police. When I arrived at the front, Mr. W. simply said, "On you go, Mike. I trust you". Those seven words changed my life. I now coach children age ranging from 4 to 19 years old, I'm on my final year of a degree course and have played basketball, rugby and football and a good standard. Without those seven words I don't know where I would be.
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