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David Shares Tips For Success

David Dein with 6th form students

Football high flyer David Dein, former Vice Chairman of Arsenal Football Club and the Football Association, visited Milton Keynes to share his secrets for success with St Paul’s Sixth Form students and to take part in a question and answer session. 

David spoke to students about how the Premier League was formed and the impact it has had on English football.  He talked about the importance of sticking together as a team and how behaviour and attitude are essential to success.  David also shared his ‘motto of the turtle’ which was “you don’t get anywhere unless you stick your neck out.” 

Jennifer Appleby, Head of Sixth Form, said:  “David instilled in our students that to be successful they need to be hardworking, to have a vision for where they want to get to in life and to be courageous.  These are important messages for them to take forward as they think about their futures in higher education, apprenticeships or the workplace.” 

Last year the Daily Mail published a list of the 50 most influential people in the history of the Premier League and David Dein was in the top ten with people like Sir Alex Ferguson.  These days David spends much of his time speaking in schools and prisons as well as businesses – he recently spoke to students of the world renowned Harvard Business School in Boston.

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