Before starting Get on Track, life was quite boring.  I didn’t have much going on and I was really unsure about the future.

If I’m honest, before starting the programme I didn’t expect it to be any good! However I really enjoyed it and it was great learning new things and I liked the variety of activities that the programme offered. I’m feeling so much more confident to talk out loud in group situations now and also to speak with new people – I really feel that is a direct result of being on the programme.

I have always loved sport and go boxing twice a week as well as regularly play football with my friends. Since starting the programme and working with athletes I have become more dedicated to fitness and I now also go jogging pretty much every night.

Having the athlete involvement made the programme more fun and active. David Hill and Rich Parker, my athlete mentors have really helped me to improve my confidence with meeting and talking to new people. I know that both Dave and Rich have seen this improvement in me because they mentioned how much more confident I seemed towards the end of the programme.

Having never attended an interview before, I found the mock interview really helpful and I’ve learned more about the whole interview process. I feel like I have so much more confidence now after attending Get on Track.

The most beneficial part of the programme for me was definitely the On Your Marks phase as it got me used to others and become more confident with the group. I would have liked there to be more sport involved in the programme but really enjoyed the sporting sessions we did.

Following on from completing the programme I now have found a career pathway that I want to pursue. I would like to become an outward-bound instructor for PGL and am going to be supported onto the Youth Action Wiltshires (YAW) Building Bridges project, to hopefully achieve the necessary qualifications.

Get on Track has been helpful for me to learn new stuff, it has pushed me to talk to new people and improve at that.