In September 2015 Andy completed Street Soccer Academy’s streetfit Development Programme whilst in prison. This is what he had to say about his experience
“I signed up for the streetfit programme to get fit and healthy. I wanted to be more active and I had an interest in learning how to be a coach. The content of the streetfit programme is excellent, providing insight on how to get fit, even with the limitation of being confined to my cell. The course gave me a lot of confidence in myself and because I was required to coach some of the sessions, helped me when I was communicating with others. I liked everything about streetfit.
The course tutor, Anthony, was excellent. He was very professional, but also warm and approachable. Anthony and streetfit have changed my perception of myself and my way of life, in a good way. I would like to thank Anthony for that. streetfit has given me my confidence back and a sense of wellbeing.
Going forward I want to be more positive and progress to making a better life for myself. Hopefully, when I am released I can go on to become a qualified coach alongside pursuing a career as an engineer “
On the 8th October Street Soccer Academy will attend the Lloyds Bank Foundation Charity Achievement Awards in London when the Charity of the Year will be announced. Street Soccer Academy has been nominated as the North West England winner of the ‘Outstanding Achievement’ category in recognition of the work of their Custody to Community Programme.
You can read more about the awards here
or click this link to read our Prison Impact Report