My name is Jaden and I am at the age of 13. I work with a group called Football Beyond Borders and I’m writing to talk about what football is to me and how it makes an impact on me.
I feel as if football is an inspirational sport, because there is always someone you can look up to. I attend Chestnut Grove Academy and we have a football group called FBB.
FBB is a group for young people that builds up our confidence and helps us communicate with different people. In sport, I have always been told by my former coach, that the word “TEAM” stands for 'Together Everyone Achieves More'.
I have been following football from when I was about the age of six and to be very honest, attending matches and tonight working at Wembley stadium, pushes me to be a footballer. Since I’ve started following football, I’ve always wanted to know what it will feel like to play in front of a crowd, especially to go around to different countries and play.
I hope one day, it will be me playing professional football. I have got two older cousins that play football. One of them plays for Leyton Orient. His name is Marvin Ekpiteta and both of my cousins are a great role model towards me.
Another inspirational football player to me is Marcus Rashford. He’s quite young himself and he has already made a name for himself.
One fun moment in a football match is when the fans do the wave, because it shows that people can work together even if you’re supporting a different team from other fans in the game.
Overall, I have had a good time working with the FA. Also, I enjoyed my journey to do what I am doing today and I wish to do more things just like this. Massive thanks to FBB!