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Kelsey

Volunteers are an essential part of the Spartans Family. We have a variety of opportunities in all of our departments - if you are interested in doing us please do get in touch!

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"I first came to Spartans 2 years ago when my support worker at Barnardos helped me to find work experience. It was great as I really like football and I had always watched my bother playing. I started helping out with Midweek Messis getting the equipment ready and then I did my coaching badges: "early touches" and child protection. Jack Beesley who used to work at Spartans really helped me and encouraged me to get my badges. Soon I am going to do my "coaching young people" award. 

Gaining confidence 

I'm really proud that I've done my coaching badges. I never thought that I would have the confidence to do them. I am less nervous, can speak in public more and I'm much more organised than I used to be. I now help out in two after school clubs. One day I'd like to work in the cafe, but I think I'm still a bit shy for that! I think that I'd like to be a football coach. I got introduced to Spartans Connections and now train two times a week with them and play on the team. I've made loads of new friends."

" It's exciting to see how much Kelsey enjoys helping out at Spartans and to see how she has grown more confident and self-assured since she started volunteering here, particularly since she started helping me with after school clubs."

Nichola Sturrock, football development manager.

Volunteering at The Academy

Volunteering is just one example of how we contribute to developing young people in our community.

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