Terry Griffiths, Director of Coaching at South West Snooker Academy has been visiting schools in the Gloucestershire area recently. The latest was a visit to Severn Vale School in Quedgeley, where the 1979 World Champion addressed a packed room of over 500 pupils. Senior staff at Severn Vale were thrilled with the informative and motivation talk given by by Griffiths, commenting “It’s been a real honour to have Terry here today. “The pupils are currently studying for their exams and the motivational guidance that Terry has given is going to be an inspiration to them as they set out to achieve their own goals. 1979 may have been years before many of the pupils were born, but they hung on ever word at Griffiths told the story of how he went from total unknown to World Champion, revealing how he lost over a stone in weight during the event, and his thought processes at various stages during the tournament and the final itself. Terry Griffiths is available to visit schools in the Gloucestershire Area. The South West Snooker Academy has a raft of structures in place for Junior Players, Schools Trips, After Schools Club and Inter-School Competition. Further information can be obtained by ringing Paul Williams (Head of Snooker) on 01452 223214 or call into the Academy at any time for a look round and a chat.