Ignition Coach goes back to his roots

Sam Squire playing for CUFC - images by Cambridge News

Our very own Ignition Coach, Sam Squire, is returning to his roots at Cambridge United Football Club this week to speak with their youth team scholars aged 16-18. Sam has been invited as an external speaker to support the self-development courses that the scholars are undertaking.

As a former professional football player at Cambridge United, Sam has experienced the ups and downs of the industry first-hand. He understands the challenges that young people face when pursuing a career in football, and he is keen to share his own experiences with the next generation.

During his talk, Sam will discuss how his football career came to an abrupt end and how he became NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) overnight. He will share with the young scholars the impact that this had on his life and the choices he made to turn his situation around.

Changing mindset

Sam will discuss how he became a life coach and how he made his role as our Ignition Coach for Inspire 2 Ignite CIC happen. He will help the young scholars to think about their own mindset and how they can prepare themselves for the possibility of facing a similar situation.

Sam says; 

Ultimately, I hope to inspire the young scholars to turn adversity into opportunity. I firmly believe that with the right mindset, anyone can overcome challenges and achieve their goals. I am living proof of that being possible. I hope that, by sharing this chapter of my story with the young people, and by showing them how I’ve written my own follow-up chapters, I can help the scholars to see that anything is possible.
Sam speaking at the Inspire 2 Ignite launch in Cambridge

Cambridge United Football Club brings in external speakers once per week to support the courses the scholars take. This week, we are proud that Sam will be sharing his experiences as their external speaker. We look forward to hearing his inspiring story and the positive impact that he will have on the young footballers.

Sam's story (in his own words)

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