Jessica Ennis-Hill retirement announcement - Sheffield Chamber of Commerce reaction

13th October 2016

Commenting on today's announcement that Jessica Ennis-Hill is to retire, Richard Wright, Executive Director of Sheffield Chamber, said "People will be sorry to hear that Jess is retiring for many reasons.

-She has been an inspiration to so many of us and by being the face of London 2012 she really raised the profile of Sheffield. My immediate reaction is 'Thank you very much for what you've done for all of us'. -I hope she doesn't retire from public life altogether. Jess is a genuine role model with an amazing personality in the world of sport and has the capability of being an important ambassador for that and our great city. -We should also spare a thought for Toni Minichiello, her coach. He has been part of that journey and his life will change massively as well. He should be very proud of what they have achieved together because I know we as a city are very proud of them."

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