Zoe’s passion has always been sport, especially football. At 16 she left school without qualifications but went on to complete an NVQ in Maths and English.

Zoe completed her FA Level 1 coaching course and did so well that she quickly progressed onto the FA Level 2. At the time she was also volunteering as a coach at her local girls football team but despite all this, Zoe was struggling to find paid employment. 

When Zoe found out about Street League she jumped at the chance to join the Academy. Despite being the only girl on the programme, Zoe fitted in straight away and was able to compete with the boys both in the classroom and on the football pitch. At no point did she shy away from a challenge and the respect that the rest of the group had for her was clear for all to see. Zoe embraced every opportunity that was presented to her and, after the first week of the Academy course, she had volunteered to coach at the Calthorpe Project’s Saturday Club while still playing football for her team in north London.

Zoe’s commitment to the course was exceptional and she was determined to progress. Even before she had graduated from the programme she had successfully completed a trial with a coaching company and was offered a job coaching football and multi-sports in a local primary school. She is now coaching in a number of schools unsupervised and is quickly learning how to control and engage some very challenging young children through sport.