John was a Looked after Child that had been moved into the area following a number of incidents that had resulted in him being involved in the Criminal Justice System.

He had an interest in football, but lacked the local knowledge to identify a team and his fitness had waned.

Through the More than Sport project John was introduced to some social football on a Friday evening, which he engaged in really well. This led to John improving his fitness and sharpening his footballing skills enabling him to make the transition to a local Saturday side.

John continued to stay out of trouble, which meant he could eventually return to his home town and he now plays football at a semi-professional level and remains out of the Criminal Justice System.

To read more about the More than Sport project click here 

Or for more details, please contact Nick Herbert