Newton Abbot College’s British Motorbike Trials Champion
Talented Year 8 Newton Abbot College Student, Billy Green, is once again leading in the Motorbike Trials South West Championship. The seven times British Champion is chasing his eighth South West Championship title, and is also leading the 2015 ACU Youth B Trials Championships, having won for the last five consecutive years. Travelling all over the country, the thirteen year old is facing stiff competition from competitors years older than him, having been moved up to the Youth B category. The sport, involving riding over a series of obstacles without stopping or putting feet on the ground, requires high levels of balance, strength and focus, with the winner having scored the least number of marks.
Sam Malone, Science Teacher and Billy’s Tutor at Newton Abbot College, has nothing but praise for the inspiring student: “We are all very proud of Billy and his wonderful achievements here at Newton Abbot College. Billy manages to balance his successful sporting career with his academic commitments superbly, despite spending many weekends travelling around the country to competitions. This is reflected in his 100% attendance for the academic year. He is a real inspiration to his fellow students and we wish him all the very best for his upcoming trials!”