I started Access Sport as an apprentice on 5th September 2016. I first found out about Access Sport from the Job Coach at Enfield College. I had an interview with the Programme Leader and Club Development Manager of Ignite. It was one of the hottest days of the year I didn’t feel very nervous as I felt prepared. The next day I received a call from the programme leader who offered me the apprenticeship. I was very surprised, really happy but also starting to get a bit worried that I could do this.

So far I have learnt how to lead warm ups at BMX sessions, built two strider BMX bikes, helped out at events and supported young people with difficulties as well as doing workbooks for my apprenticeship.


I have attended a Cricket Coach Support Worker Course and a Badminton activator course. In the next three months I will be doing Multi skills, First Aid, Tennis and Safeguarding courses.

I have helped and supported at Hockey, BMX and Boccia sessions and at the Sports Leaders Award at my old college. This is my favourite session because it was good to go back to where I had started.


I am aiming to work on communicating more with colleagues and pupils, decision making as part of the team, leadership skills, leading a warm up without an assistance and being more confident.

From when I started I have got better with my confidence and preparing myself for events and sessions especially when I have been given the responsibility of leading warm ups. That was something I was very nervous about.

I have met two team GB Athletes Christine Ohuruogu who is a track and field athlete in Athletics also a bronze medallist for 4x100m relay she won at the Rio Olympics this year. She was at the S-Factor Academy event in Catford Bridge where I came to help and support kids in doing sport activities. Also I have met Gordon Reid who is a wheelchair Tennis athlete and a Paralympic gold and silver medallist. He was at the Olympic Park at the Hockey and Tennis Centre where I helped and supported young people in doing Hockey. I also got a photo with Gordon Reid and a selfie with Christine Ohuruogu.


On two occasions I worked with BMX School Games at the Olympic Park where different schools come and participate in the races.

My favourite things are playing sports e.g. Tennis, Badminton, Table Tennis, Swimming and Rock Climbing.

So far I am enjoying my apprenticeship with Access Sport. Everybody has been very nice, helpful and I think I have learnt a lot already. My goal is to help and support young people with difficulties so I hope to gain more experience and confidence to help me do this.