"It felt as if I was unlocking a new skill each time I volunteered." From Club Islington to a Basketball scholarship in the US, Precious explains how volunteering has helped her stay focused on her goals.
Like Eva, Precious joined us through the HeadStart programme due to having a common interest with us... sport! Precious lives Basketball, playing for both her local club team GCA Haringey Angels and school team. She has also represented Haringey and London for a number of years.
Excelling in Basketball, Precious passed her expertise onto our members at Club Islington and the coaches at the club were able to support and guide Precious when it came to delivering sports at a grassroots level.
Precious explained she gained more than she expected helping at Club Islington, “It felt as if I was unlocking a new skill each time I went to the session. Volunteering in a sporting environment helped me to advance my skills not only for sports but for skills I might need in my day-to-day life.”
Precious is a great role model for our members and shows that with self-confidence and dedication you can achieve your goals in sport even at an elite level. Not only is she representing our country, she is now undergoing a process to get a scholarship playing Basketball in America. The importance of sport is truly reflected within Precious’ life, just like many of our members, coaches and volunteers. Sport can be enjoyed in a number of ways just as Precious has shown.
We wish Precious every bit of luck in her Basketball career and her American scholarship application!
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