Mulenga, 22, Greenhouse Sports FC
“I live in a rough neighbourhood in Peckham, but Greenhouse Sports FC is an escape. As a youngster, I could play at my own pace and I loved the supportive environment. Without realising it, the coaches introduced me to life principles, like showing-up on time and being a good member of the team. In school I became more focused and less fustrated. But the biggest change I experienced was in my maturity and confidence. I am proud to have passed Coach Core, which is an apprenticeship scheme that allowed me to gain the qualifications I needed to become a coach.
I enjoy coaching the younger kids who are from the local area, just like me, and combining my passion for sport with giving something back to the community.