Life Skills Entry 3 - Georgie Dawes
Former School: Cheam High School
“I first started kicking a ball at the age of 3.”
Football fan Georgie has been able to dedicate time at College to his passion: sports coaching. He joined ESC on Life Skills Entry Level 2, and Georgie regularly leads fitness sessions at College, which involves running drills and activities. He enjoys “encouraging people and helping them to improve.” These sessions are also helping Georgie to develop his own skills, as he learns to adapt his communication to the needs of others, for example using sign language.
Away from ESC, Georgie plays for Chelsea FC Foundation, and works part-time as a coach, training children and adults with disabilities, as well as at mainstream schools during the holidays. He has earned his Level 1 and 2 in Disability Football Coaching, is a qualified referee and Level 1 Futsal Coach! He commented:
“[Coaching] has helped my people skills, such as introducing myself, and with things such as body gestures and eye contact, which are really useful for interviews.”
Georgie has also recently been offered a place on the Surrey FA Youth Forum, where he will be representing young people within football, and developing his own skills and those of others. He was also chosen to be the face of Kidney Care UK campaign as a result of his attitude and positivity towards life.
He progressed onto Sport Level 1, and was recently awarded Bronze BTEC Sport Learner of the Year at the 2020 National BTEC Awards. He is planning on continuing onto Level 2, before completing further PT qualifications and working full-time with Chelsea FC.
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