Former England Rugby Player, Alastair Hignell CBE, Gives Talk to Bromsgrove’s Upper Sixth

12 Apr 2018

Former rugby union international, cricketer and BBC Commentator Alastair Hignell CBE gave a
fascinating talk to Upper Sixth pupils from Bromsgrove School recently.

Alistair made his rugby union England debut in 1975 and played cricket for Gloucestershire. He was a
respected reporter and commentator for the BBC until 1999 when he was diagnosed with MS and has
since been an active fundraiser. In 2008, Alistair was presented with the Helen Rollason Award at the
BBC Sports Personality of the Year for his work spreading awareness of MS.

Dr Tony Johns, Director of Sixth Form said “Alistair’s talk was inspirational. Entitled “When the
goalposts change”, he encouraged pupils to think about their goals in life and how to live life to the full
even when life takes a turn”.