A desire to help young people led Rabby to Pro Touch SA in October 2017. He successfully juggled a full-time role while volunteering with us as an assistant coach. It was clear through his energy and enthusiasm working with young people that Rabby had a future in the area of Youth development.
Rabby also joined the StreetGames apprenticeship scheme in March 2019, and after making a positive impression he was invited onto the Coach Mate programme, where he received mentoring support from James Gregory, StreetGames Area Director for London, apprenticeship tutor Caroline and Pro Touch SA CEO Ash Rahman.
The confidence gained from working at Pro Touch SA and the StreetGames apprenticeship gave Rabby the confidence to be the lead coach role in not just Pro Touch SA’s Doorstep Sport sessions, but also the Pro Touch SA under 9s team.
Over the years, Rabby has gained additional accredited coaching qualifications as well as soft skill accreditation for things like Youth Mental Health First Aid, Emergency First Aid, Managing Challenging Behaviour & Engaging Women & Girls.
“Getting the chance to work full-time as an apprentice at Pro Touch was a lifeline, a dream come true. I’ve travelled to Denmark...for work, imagine telling your friends and family that!”