Centrepoint services are about more than just providing safe and stable accommodation for homeless young people. Sometimes building self confidence and improving health is the very first hurdle.
Together with the Street Football Association, Centrepoint offers young people the chance to take part in a programme to do exactly this, and Ross has shown precisely why it’s so important.
Ross has been in and out of foster care since he was fiveyears-old. He has been a part of Centrepoint Sport since January 2017. He was determined to improve his health and fitness so Centrepoint encouraged him to complete our Sport Month programme, which incorporates multi-sport activities and personal development workshops.
Ross’s commitment and desire to make the most of this opportunity shone through so he was selected to take part in our eight-week Arsenal FC and Street Football Training Centre and Street Football Team England programme.
Ross has ambitions of supporting others in the sports sector and wants to keep developing his teamwork, leadership and problem solving skills. We are looking forward to working with Ross further and excited about what the future holds for him.
"Being a part of Centrepoint has been a brilliant platform for me. It’s not just about stability in terms of getting people off the streets, it’s getting people into jobs and being a valuable part of society. That’s all I’ve ever wanted."
Read more about Centrepoint sport here: www.centrepoint.org.uk/sport