Discovering street football turned my life around.
At the age of 14, I became homeless due to a family breakdown. Having experienced challenges in my youth, my support worker introduced me to Street Football Wales last March, which allowed me to address the issues I was going through.
I began playing for a team in the Newport league, and was eventually selected to take part in the Homeless World Cup, held in Poland in August 2013.
Through this experience I have learned skills that go beyond the pitch and are helping me move forward with my life.
I have also seen street football positively impact the lives of others, and want more people to know about its benefits.
Now a Project Worker for Street Football Wales, I aim to challenge the stigmas often attached to young people – especially those who are socially excluded.
For my Fixers campaign, I plan to provide a setting for young people involved in street football to show the community that we are motivated, ambitious and able to achieve.