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‘Jessica’

‘Jessica’

Name: ‘Jessica’
Age: 17
Year of the Fix: 2015
Location: County Derry/Londonderry
Campaign: To promote greater respect in sport

I took up sport at an early age. It was an opportunity for me to meet new people and have fun.

Unfortunately, I got injured a while ago, and this ruled me out of playing for the team I was with at the time, for the rest of the season.

I’m not sure if it was the disappointment of not winning anything, but my teammates decided to give me a hard time about it and were saying I’d let everyone down.

This knocked my confidence and put me off a sport I loved.

With Fixers, I’ve helped produce a poster to encourage respect for people both on and off the sports field.

I hope it will show others that while it is great to win, the most important thing is to enjoy what you’re doing.

('Jessica' is not my real name, because I would like to remain anonymous.)

August 2015

I’ve been delighted with how well my Fixers campaign has been received. You can read some of the positive feedback I’ve had below.

‘Ultimate Frisbee is a self-refereeing game in which respect and fair play is expected as the norm. A poster such as this on display in changing rooms and leisure facilities is very eye-catching and as a result will successfully bring the issue to people's attention’.
Matt Nicholson, Ultimate Frisbee Team, Queen's University Belfast.

‘The poster is very clever. The humour is perfect for most, if not all, sports clubs and the message is something worth highlighting to all. With the boxing club and dance classes that happen here, I am happy to have the posters on display at the centre.’ Heather Boyd, youth club.

‘An excellent poster addressing an important issue that can occur in any sport, at any level. Well done.’ Mark Hermin, Personal Trainer.

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