Tales from the volunteers

33 Spain Rhys Kelly-1

I am Rhys, I live in Huddersfield and I study Level 3 sports academy at Kirklees College.
During my time in Valencia, I have gained more experience in coaching from shadowing and assisting Spanish coaches at the CF Valencia.
During the free time we had, we took part in many activities including football at the beach and cooking a traditional paella.
My favourite free time activities were playing against local Spanish opposition in friendly football matches and watching the Valencia CF academy matches.
My overall knowledge and skill with coaching has definitely improved as I have learnt other ways to make it easier for participants in the sessions to learn key skills and to improve current skills.
Rhys Kelly
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Vocational Educational Training (VET) project part of ‘Discovering More’, co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.
DM Banner Kirklees Spain LQ
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32 Spain Morgan East-1

I am Morgan. I am 17 years old, I live in Liversedge and study Public Services at Kirklees college
During my time in Valencia I gained cultural and football knowledge through this experience. I have learnt dstyles of living and the language.
During free time I enjoyed the stadium tour the most as it was great to find out the history of the Spanish birth of football. I have also learned how to cook traditional Valencia dish – Paella
I have learnt some basic Spanish when going to shops and coaching speaking to the children I have also learnt how to develop further as a football player myself from the Spanish coaches and the style of football they play. I have developed and improved my communication skills, demonstrations skills and I have also seen the importance of time management and team work.
Morgan East
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Vocational Educational Training (VET) project part of ‘Discovering More’, co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.
DM Banner Kirklees Spain LQ
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31 Malta Eliza Rudge-1

Hi, My name is Eliza Rudge.
I went on the Malta experience to work at the cat sanctuary. During the two weeks of the experience we cleared the cats beds, cleaned all the beds we then swept and moped the floors of the cat sanctuary. Once done, wet feed. We dished out all the wet fed to all the cats and medicated some of the feeds so it was suitable for the more poorly ones.
My favourite free time was when we went exploring all the different parts of Malta; we went to Valletta, Madeira, Saint Julian’s, blue grotto…
Thanks to Erasmus+, professionally I learned and widen my knowledge on new skills that I can input into everyday tasks or future employment.
Personally I feel this project has helped me increase my confident in interacting with new people.
Eliza Rudge

 
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Vocational Educational Training (VET) project part of ‘Discovering More’, co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.
DM Banner Malta LQ
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30 Malta Katie Naylor-1

My name is Katie Naylor I am 20 years old, I am from Oakenshaw. I am a student.
During my Malta project I worked at the cat sanctuary where I helped with general cleaning duties with the cats. At the Mediterraneo park I helped feed the birds.
In my free time I enjoyed going to Valletta, we went at night and through the day it was beautiful on both occasions but I preferred Valletta at night as it was lit up with many pretty lights.
Thanks to Erasmus plus, professionally I learned how to medicate some of the sick cats that are at the cat sanctuary, I also learned how to flea cats correctly. Personally, I learned that the cats are very well looked after, they get the care they need, the medication they may need and the professional help they need such as the vets.
Katie Naylor
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Vocational Educational Training (VET) project part of ‘Discovering More’, co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.
DM Banner Malta LQ
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29 Spain Matthew Scurry-1

I am Matthew Scurry.
We did so much in Valencia. A highlight for me was coaching and training with Valencia’s Disabled team, I enjoyed this so much. We trained most mornings, visited a local college and took part in lessons and supported coaches a San Jose FC where I was with the under 12’s age group
I struggle in social situations but I came out of my comfort zone and enjoyed playing cards, basketball and I even hosted a quiz on last night.
How to adapt session for disabled players who have varied ability. The time spent with the Valencia disabled team was brilliant for me to see how this is done at a high level.
I had a tough time being away from home for 2 weeks but feel I have grown and have the ability to know I can do it.
Matthew Scurry
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Vocational Educational Training (VET) project part of ‘Discovering More’, co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.
DM Banner Askham Spain
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28 Spain Ben Kite-1

My name is Ben Kite, I went on a project in Valencia.
We did loads! A highlight for me was coaching the Under 6 San Jose team on four occasions, I absolutely loved the experience teaching them new skills and tricks. On top of that we had sessions delivered to us by Spanish Pro Football which was brilliant.
We visited the Valencia training ground and stadium to watch both male and female teams train and play. I spent a lot of time socialising.
Professionally I learnt about how to tailor my personality to correctly fit the environment I am in. I now feel I have the ability to gauge the environment and use the appropriate language to successfully fit it.
I really gotten to know who I am and what makes me tick. I am grateful for the experience given to me by Everything Is Possible.
Ben Kite

 
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Vocational Educational Training (VET) project part of ‘Discovering More’, co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.
DM Banner Askham Spain
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27 Spain Harvey Ribbons-1

I’m Harvey Ribbons, I went on a project in Valencia
During this two-week project, we participate in and lead football coaching sessions with a leading Academy in Valencia Spanish Pro Football and a local team called San Jose FC.
During the project we didn’t other activities such as cooking paella, spending the morning at a College and watching the mascleta fireworks. We also explored the city visiting the old town and spending time absorbing the culture.
Alongside a little bit of Spanish, I learnt professional how the coaching styles in Spain vary to that in England. There is more of a focus on technique and positional relationships in Spain compared to England
I discovered that I am a very good active listener and have a calming influence to support others during difficult times.
Harvey Ribbons

 
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Vocational Educational Training (VET) project part of ‘Discovering More’, co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.
DM Banner Askham Spain
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26 Spain Zoe Belding-1

My name is Zoe Belding, I am a female footballer. I went on a project in Valencia.
During the project, most mornings and evening we spend either coaching for playing football. We had two Spanish lessons to help us with the language as well as visiting colegio mascamarena where we took part in their morning sports lessons playing padel.
During the free time, we visited the beach had a tour of the Mestalla, and watched both Male and Female Valencia side in their La Liga games.
Time management is a key skill I have learnt, during the project you have to make sure your on time for each event. For our coaching we had to take public transport getting the right bus at the right time was important.
Personally I learnt that I can adapt to a new culture and city. I now feel really confident about making new step after this project.
Zoe Belding

 
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Vocational Educational Training (VET) project part of ‘Discovering More’, co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.
DM Banner Askham Spain
The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

25 Spain Maddie Abbishaw-1

My name is Maddie Abbishaw, from Leeds and I went on a project in Valencia, Spain.
The project was designed for me to understand the Spanish was of coaching and playing football. We had 6 sessions with Coach Javi from Spanish Pro football and then used this to coach under 6’s at San Jose Football club twice a week.
During my free time I spent time relaxing in the River Park, either at the basketball courts or watching local teams play matches on the near by trip.
Professionally I learn how to conduct myself in new situations, for example leadership skills that allowed me take charge of the coaching sessions or my station making the desert during our paella experience.
I learnt how confident I am and how much self-esteem I have. I had a brilliant experience that has changed my life.
Maddie Abbishaw

 
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Vocational Educational Training (VET) project part of ‘Discovering More’, co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.
DM Banner Askham Spain
The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

24 Spain Molly Swales-1

My name is Molly Swales, 18 from Scarborough and I went on a project in Valencia, Spain.
I had the best two weeks ever! We took part in and lead football sessions, made paella for our lunch, visited one of Valencia’s top colleges and took part in their sports lessons. I loved every second.
During our free time we had time to explore the beautiful city of Valencia and absorb the culture of the city. We also spent time at the beach.
I learnt a lot about coaching and how to set up coaching sessions for both adults and children. I now know the level of detail required.
My confidence due to this has improved so much. Before this project I was quite a shy person and conscious about myself. Now I put myself outside my comfort zone regularly. Thank you Everything Is Possible.
Molly Swales
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Vocational Educational Training (VET) project part of ‘Discovering More’, co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.
DM Banner Askham Spain
The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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