Lynden Gower

Lynden (22), came into the Street Soccer Academy programme as someone anxious and low in confidence, living in temporary sheltered accommodation. With Asperger syndrome he also found it difficult in social situations and being able to communicate with people not known to him. He was long-term unemployed but keen to improve his prospects and better himself. Lynden was able to commit to the course and successfully graduate, securing a 12-week Traineeship to focus on becoming a Coach.

“The Street Soccer team have helped me so much. They’ve shown me that there’s a lot more to life than to sit there and dwell on things. I can’t thank the team enough.”