Danny Green offers words of inspiration to Serpentine Jarrahdale kids


Boxer Danny Green with students from West Byford Primary School.
Boxer Danny Green with students from West Byford Primary School.

AUSTRALIAN boxing legend Danny Green spoke to more than 500 Serpentine Jarrahdale kids about violence prevention last week.

Green spoke to students from eight local schools at Serpentine Jarrahdale Community Recreation Centre as part of YMCA WA’s Y-Time program.

The four-time world champion told the captivated audience even though he was a boxer, it was wrong to resort to fighting in everyday situations.

“Fighting proves nothing. Unless you absolutely have to fight to protect yourself, other than that you should never fight,” Green said.

“This unnecessary violence where people are just hitting people for no reason when they’re out and then blaming it on alcohol, blaming it on drugs, blaming it on depression; it’s not good enough.

“If you’ve got a friend who thinks he’s a tough guy or is always fighting, it’s your job to tell him not to do it.”

Green also encouraged the young crowd to follow their dreams and told then if they wanted to chase something in life, they needed to work hard for it.

“It doesn’t matter whether you want to be an Olympic gold medallist, you might want to be a police officer, a social worker, a school teacher, a headmaster; there’s probably a young kid here who might be the Mayor of Byford one day! You can never give up on your dreams,” he said.

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