Before joining Street League, Michael was struggling to find motivation to leave the house. He was on Job Seekers Allowance but had no routine and didn't know how to get himself out of his situation. Michael loved football but even that had become too expensive for him to play, he said.

Michael found out about Street League through his local Job Centre and thought it would be perfect for him. During his time with Street League, Michael gained paid work as a sessional coach for FC United of Manchester and as a care worker for a disabled gentleman. Eventually he applied for the position as a Youth and Community Coach with Street League when the charity expanded in Manchester, and he is now helping to deliver at the Ardwick Academy.

Speaking about his time on the Academy, Michael said: "Street League has given me a focus and drive to want to succeed in my career and in life.”