"Mentoring allows me to support young people in realising their potential and overcoming any barriers they may encounter"

Matt Douglas

MY STORY: Matt Douglas
Previous to my beginning teacher training I worked for the Family Intervention Team in Bristol. This involved taking a holistic approach with hard to reach, vulnerable families in Bristol. Working alongside the families to facilitate empowerment and improved sustainable outcomes involved developing positive, working relationships with young people and their families. Although managing other professional services around a family was an important aspect of my role, my real passion was building relationships with young people and giving them the tools and belief to better themselves. Mentoring still allows me to support young people in realising their potential and overcoming any barriers they may encounter.

SPORTING HERO: Keith Wood
Keith Wood is a born leader. He's a real inspiration to his team mates. This man is quite literally the leader of the pack. He's a fine scrummager and a capable thrower in the line-out. But what really makes him stand out is his presence around the pitch. He's a battering ram and what he brings to a team is momentum. He has an ability to get across the gain line and put his team on the front foot. He is highly mobile and has excellent ball-handling skills - something front row forwards aren't usually noted for! And he just loves to get on the scoresheet. Keith's top quality is his commitment - never expect less than 110 per cent effort from him.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Level 2 Rugby Union

Certified in Initial and advanced Inter-Agency Child Protection. Certificate in Level 4 Award Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector. Certificate in Level 4 Award in Working with Parents (Intense support for families with multiple and complex needs).

 

SPORTING TEAMS:

Old Bristolians Bristol Sonics Rugby League

 

EXPERIENCE:

Family Intervention Team Worker
Old Bristolians Youth Team Coach

 

GET TO KNOW ME A LITTLE BETTER:

 

FAVOURITE FOOD:

Steak and any pudding but not at the same time.

 

TRAVEL:

Australia, Spain, France, Mexico, USA, Greece, Brazil, Thailand, UAE, Hong Kong, Ireland, Holland, Belgium

MY HIGHLIGHTS: Matt Douglas

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