PHYSIOTHERAPIST Steve Megson came back to Bedale High School to speak to year eight pupils about his career.

He told them: "I left school with not very good qualifications, went to Northallerton School and then Teesside University where I achieved a first-class honours degree in Sports Therapy."

He said he did a variety of jobs before by chance, spotting a flier in the leisure centre to train to become a physiotherapist which led to studying in Leeds and achieving a BSc in sports science and a master’s degree in physiotherapy. He worked as a lecturer at Malton College before landing his dream job at Leeds United as a physiotherapist followed by three years at Bolton Wanders as first team physio before returning to Leeds United as head physio.

He said: "I made loads of sacrifices when I was younger to achieve my success, and hard work was what I was good at. I was never afraid to volunteer and try to gain additional qualifications that would make me stand out over my peers."

Steve now works in his own business as a chartered physiotherapist treating professional footballers and elite athletes specialising in lumbar spine, hip, groin and lower limb injuries. The motto he left the pupils with was "losers let things happen, winners make things happen".