The Inside Line – Andy Takes Control

By September 29, 2015Uncategorized

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

Author Simon Murphy

Simon is Street Soccer Academy's Chief Operating Officer and is co-founder of the organisation as a limited company and UK registered charity. He is responsible for the development of Street Soccer Academy's corporate brand and acquisition of the prestigious Football Association Charter Standard. Prior to involvement with Street Soccer Academy Simon was a director of Ambassadors in Sport and has a wealth of experience in grassroots football, as a player, coach, club chairman and having worked widely across the UK, USA, Europe and Asia. He has a vast knowledge of running major tournaments and festivals, having organised the National Christian Football Festival for a number of years and as an executive comittee member of the National Christian Cup. Simon is also responsible for devising the unique Soccer 24 fundraising concept, now used to raise funds for charities worldwide.

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