Hi, My name is Michael (that's me in the photo) and I want to provide free soccer coaching and training drills to primary schools in our area and bordering villages.
The children will benefit from fun, structured soccer drills and games while focusing on overall fitness and agility, balance and co-ordination and improved mental health through sport, but I need equipment and transport.
Active 4 Health was set up by me as a way to increase sports participation and improve health and well-being. I suffered from a mental illness in 2013 and consequently lost my job as a manager with BT in Enniskillen. Part of my recovery involved getting back out into society and I took on a 1 year course in Sport and Recreation at the local fitness centre. This included some soccer coaching with the FAI and I used this to introduce soccer coaching classes to nearby schools in County Monaghan using some borrowed balls and cones.
I want to use my own experience of mental health problems to realize the importance of improvements in physical and mental health through sports participation, begining with our young people.