Keane Parsons: Progression from participant to role model.
Posted on 1st December 2021 at 17:16
Keane Parsons has been involved with the Tigers Trust for nearly 10 years, both as a participant and now as a full-time member of staff.
His pathway and journey through the organisation serves as a source of inspiration for any young person looking for a career in sport and education.
Having first attended the Premier League Kicks sessions as a participant when he was 14, Keane regularly attended with his friends on both Friday and Saturday evenings.
His reliability and positive attitude led to the chance of volunteering with the Trust, an opportunity he grabbed with both hands.
The value of volunteering...
Keane said that his experience as a volunteer helped him "learn and improve many valuable skills".
"This includes both my leadership and communication abilities, which were improved from the experience of working within a team," he said.
"This experience also allowed me to find some sort of routine which helped improve my time management and organisational skills."
To find out more about volunteering options with the Tigers Trust, please contact [email protected]
Making a difference...
Now working full-time as a Social Inclusion Delivery Officer, Keane is able to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of both young people and adults across the city, something of which he is incredibly proud of.
"I feel like I can relate to a lot of the participants that attend our sessions because I was once in their position," he said.
"I’m able to share my experiences on how I became an employee at the Trust, and hopefully this will inspires others to do the same!"
Keane describes working at the Trust as an "absolute pleasure".
"Being able to attend sessions and seeing the smiles on peoples faces makes me proud to be part of a fantastic team and organisation," he said.
"If it wasn’t for the Trust, I don’t know where or what I would currently be doing now.
"So, I just want to say a massive thank you for the opportunity that the everyone here has given me."
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