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In The Spotlight: Julie Rogers

Julie Rogers (2011 - 2017). Photo courtesy of Rob Walker.
Julie Rogers (2011 - 2017). Photo courtesy of Rob Walker.

Tell us about what you do now. Has your time at the school influenced your life today?  

I'm a mortgage adviser at Charles Wade Finance and continue to train in athletics. I actually met the managing director at an OBM network event, and during university had an insightful work placement with Charles Wade Finance. Financial planning was new to me, and the experience directed the path I wanted to take after I finished my studies. 

Tell us about your time at BMS. Do you have any special memories you would like to share? 

One of my fondest memories at BMS was when I had gotten back from the Rio 2016 Paralympics and gave a talk at the Junior School. Mr White asked me to have a casual chat about my experience, but nothing is sweeter than a seven-year-old asking you who would win in a fight: me, 'with a robot leg', or a really big rhino. I guess being considered for a moment as the same calibre as Ironman was pretty special.  

Who was someone from your time at BMS who had an impact on you and why? 

I would say my biggest impact was Louise Williams. She headed my strength and conditioning throughout my time at BMS and helped form my fundamentals as an athlete both physically and mentally. She had extensive knowledge and taught me a lot, but as a coach she truly supported me and my endeavours in athletics for the better. I put a lot of my sporting success down to the performance sport team I had around me at BMS. Also Mr Davis, I really enjoyed my classes in Economics, and I went to university knowing it's what I wanted to study.  

What do you do like to do in your spare time? 

I'm currently studying towards my full diploma in financial planning. Around training at the athletics track and the gym six days a week...I do enjoy meeting up with my friends, many of whom are also living and working in London. I live close to Battersea Park, and quite often after using the track there for sprints I take a long stroll alongside the Thames with a coffee in hand. 

What advice would you give to your younger self? 

Who you are at present is a result of every decision made, experience had and outcome thereafter.  Navigate life with clear focus and intent, and don't stress about moments in the journey that may be more difficult than others. What you go through shapes the person you are becoming so, relax! 

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