Team

Roman

1:1 Support

Wellbeing

Didcot

What did you do before SOFEA?

I was a Head Mixed Martial Arts Coach (MMA) in South Morton Boxing Club where I trained young people and adults to improve their general fitness and self-defence techniques. 

Why did you decide to work for SOFEA?

Kaz (SOFEA’s Behaviour Change Lead) was one of my students in South Morton and I heard all about SOFEA from him. I came to see the kids in the old warehouse and saw the potential they had. In 2015 we then created a small gym in the warehouse, and we’ve incorporated fitness into the timetable ever since. Everyone has had the chance to train and hone their skills. It’s sparks conversation from the learners about nutrition and how to eat better to get fitter. It also helps the learners improve their mental health and some find a talent for martial arts they never knew they had.