Friday 12th May 2017
US football charity scores second visit from JLC staff member
JLC Academic Advocate and trainee PE teacher Nathan Fawley is heading to the US over the summer to support disadvantaged youngsters experience sport.
This will be the second time Nathan has travelled to America for US charity ‘Soccer in the Streets’, through a programme run by his old university Leeds Beckett University.
“This June I will be heading out to Atlanta to work with Soccer in the Streets. Whilst out there I will be delivering football coaching sessions and life skills workshops to socially disadvantaged young people, many of whom are refugees from Africa,” says Nathan.
Nathan has been working at the college for a year, but was previously a student at JLC after progressing from Hungerhill School in Doncaster.
As a member of staff Nathan supports students with their studies outside of the classroom, as well as teaching sport and PE to both post-16 and Foundation Learning students. He is driven to continue to support the charity as he can see the positive results it achieves.
“The main reason I am returning this year is for the impact I get to have on the lives of those who have very little,” says Nathan.
“Giving them motivation, inspiration and hope by using football as a medium. It is also a chance for me to develop further as a coach, teacher and leader as I head out this year with extra responsibilities that will challenge my abilities.
I am 100% a supporter of what the charity stands for and represents. I can’t wait to get out on the field and again be part of the great work they do to give young people who have had very little the chance to realise their potential and inspire them to achieve.”
If you are interested in following Nathan’s time in the US, keep an eye on the college website www.leggott.ac.uk as well as the college’s Facebook and Twitter.
(Nathan can be seen on the back row, to the left of the person wearing shades!)