Jack Marciano – Guy Mascolo Football Charity
Achievers case study
Jack Marciano is a 16 year old student at Harris Academy Battersea. He lives in Battersea and has a passion for football. Jack is an avid Chelsea supporter.
Jack first got involved with GMFC through an after school club at Harris Academy Battersea. He had always been interested in football coaching. Jack is also the Harris Academy year 11 football coach and recently guided the team to the semi finals of the cup.
With no coaching experience prior to volunteering with GMFC Jack ”feels like he has coached for years.”
During the school summer holidays Jack came into the office for work experience. During this time he learned that a lot happens off the pitch to do with coaching.
“ I feel that the work experience has helped me a lot as it has given me a deeper understanding of what is needed to be a good coach. Also I had learnt some skills that has helped my communication skills and has improved my motivation.”
“ I feel that the GMFC coaching education programme has benefited me as it has helped me understand what areas I need to improve on.”
Part of Jacks experience was working with GMFC as they partnered Cobham football club managing the reserves in the Suburban football league. During his time at Cobham Jack has experienced & learned many skills and qualities that are needed when running, organising and managing a growing football club in the non league pyramid.
Part of Jack’s coaching development included working from 9-12 on Saturday mornings assisting coaches with their teams.
“ I have been doing this for a few months and I feel this has helped me massively.”
“ I have been really enjoying my time whilst picking up invaluable experience . This has helped me understand what is needed to become a great coach thanks to Errol,Kyrie and James. They have helped me so much.”
FA Level 1
During the time of this case study ,Jack has gone on to pas hiss FA level 1 Award in football coaching with flying colours.
Jack is definitely making a positive contribution in the community by
- Engaging in positive decision making and supporting the community and environment
- Engaging in law-abiding and positive behaviour in and out of school
- Developing positive relationships and choosing not to bully and discriminate
- Developing his self-confidence and successfully dealing with significant life changes and challenges
Wandsworth is the safest borough in inner London for recorded crime. According to government figures, Wandsworth has less recorded crime than places like Oxford or North Lincolnshire and is well outside the top 40 high crime areas.
Crime in Battersea
|ASB||Burglary||Robbery||Vehicle||Violence||Drugs||CD & A||Shoplifting||Bike theft||Theft from the person||Other theft||Weapons||Public order||Other||Total|
However the data from the table above provided by the Economic policy centre for uk crime stats shows a total rise in crime from December 2015 – January 2016 in Battersea.
Several factors have been identified as contributing to the successful implementation of crime prevention initiatives at GMFC including:
- The need to be culturally sensitive, involve and empower the community (in decision making, as volunteers and as paid professionals)
- The importance of strategies to make programs accessible to keep young people engaged
- The requirement for longer term investment in our young people