‘As a disabled person, I know that sometimes people may not want to try something as they don’t want to fail. It’s important to remember that the smallest step forward is improvement.’
“I found out about DSC through my college Roots & Shoots.
I’ve always loved watching and participating in a variety of sports so when my college asked me if I would like to do a work placement as a volunteer at DSC, I was really happy.
After leaving college I stayed on as a volunteer and DSC supported me to get a lot of experience and qualifications. I am now working as a coach supporting and running my own sessions.
I really enjoy seeing participants progressing whatever their abilities are, learning new skills, making new friends, gaining confidence and enjoying themselves.
As a disabled person, I know that sometimes people may not want to try something as they don’t want to fail.
It is important to remember that the smallest step forward is improvement, even if that means just turning up to the session.
I always try and adapt my sessions so that everyone feels that they are taking part.”