Aaron was a very active individual, competing in athletics at club level and previously playing for Leyton Football Club. However, after finishing school and completing college, Aaron found himself in trouble with the police and ended up spending time in prison.

Although it was a tough time, Aaron quickly matured and went on to complete a number of courses including four separate qualifications relating to health and fitness, as well as his Level 2 in Fitness Instruction.

Aaron was keen to continue this positive momentum and began volunteering for a local football coaching organisation. Aaron came to Street League after finding out about the Academy programme through the Job Centre and it seemed like the perfect combination of sport, fitness and coaching, to complement his previous experience.

Aaron was very committed, and he would often stay behind after the Academy to get help drafting cover letters for jobs he’d found out about and to update his CV. He was also happy to take on additional responsibilities including delivering football sessions to the rest of the participants.

Even before he completed the Academy, Aaron’s efforts were rewarded when he was offered weekend work as a coach for Foxes FC. He began working part-time and was quickly asked to take on further responsibility by leading sessions for some of the younger participants.

Aaron managed to balance his weekend work with the Academy, and successfully completed all the units of the programme. Aaron continues to coach and is currently looking for work in the fitness industry where his real passion lies.