Jess Fox Inspires Western Sydney School Kids

Jessica Fox continues to share her achievements and support the community.

Dual Olympic medallist Jessica Fox received a rock-star welcome when she arrived at Ropes Crossing Primary School in Western Sydney on Wednesday (7 November 2018) to be part of a Launch Day for the school’s sport houses.
Fox was invited after a survey amongst students and staff resulted in naming her as one of the sportspeople the students “make connections with as representatives of Australia and in relation to the sport or activities the students themselves actually play”.

At the inauguration, one of the sport houses was named “The Fox House” after Jess Fox with the colour for the “Blue Fox-House” chosen in reference to water.

“I feel very honoured that the kids have chosen me as one of their role models, Jess Fox said after the event.  ‘I’m very touched seeing the kids’ enthusiasm and I’m thrilled that I can be a motivation for their sporting activities. They did their house chant for me and they sound fierce – go Fox house!”

Assistant Principal Michelle Dawson thanked Jess for the support: “There’s an old adage in education and it goes something like this: ‘Kids will forget who taught them which subject and even what they have been taught… but they’ll never forget ‘moments’ at school. They will never forget performing your war cry and they’ll never forget meeting you or the day Fox House was inaugurated.”