My parents taught me, nothing worth fighting for comes easy. Growing up in the inner city and suffering from sickle cell, being brought up in the inner city, of Bristol, sadly my fight was always going to have to be strong; at times, much stronger than my peers. I have always had a dream to help create opportunity. As a youth, the opportunity to fulfil my skills as a professional footballer and have my name in the lights was taken from me due to my illness. As a result, my desire to develop and build people not only physically but mentally led me onto completing my degree, continuing to educate myself through a master’s degree and therefore creating the foundations for building Back2Action.
Back2Action is a private organisation that was founded in 2011. It began in the heart of the inner city at my Grandparents house in Easton. From there, as my passion and ideas grew, the facility grew with it. It is now currently based in Ashton Court Estate, where it has been for the last 3 years. In essence, a city boy has taken a small business idea into one of Bristol’s main tourist attractions.