The Boston link to Ronnie O’Sullivan’s World Snooker Championship success

Ronnie O'Sullivan celebrates his Betfred.com World Snooker Championship win. Photo: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Ronnie O'Sullivan celebrates his Betfred.com World Snooker Championship win. Photo: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

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A MEMBER of Boston and District Athletic Club has been thanked for playing a crucial role in Ronnie O’Sullivan’s fourth World Snooker Championship victory yesterday.

The Rocket, who once played Saturday League football for Old Leake, beat Ali Carter 18-11 to lift the trophy at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield.

Speaking after his victory, O’Sullivan paid tribute to sport psychiatrist Dr Steve Peters for helping turn his game around.

Dr Peters - a former Boston High School teacher - is a member of Boston and District AC and has also worked with the British cycling team helping stars such as Victoria Pendleton achieve Olympic gold medals.

O’Sullivan told the press: “If I was Man City I would go and buy him.

“He’s helped me understand that my brain is a machine and if you manage it you can do everything you want to if you want to do it.

“He’s enabled me to be happy in my life and enjoy my snooker as well.”