We continue to look at QPR fans' industries - next up, an instructor for the Berkshire Army Cadet Force!
I am 19 years of age and have supported the almighty R’s since 2013 when my dad, John, took me to my first game of football to see us lose 4-2 at home to MK Dons in the Cup!
Nevertheless, I returned to many more games and it sparked a keen interest in football that I never had – and I have since qualified as both an FA Qualified Referee and Coach.
Before beginning my life at University in Nottingham in 2019, I sang loud and proud in the Y Block at the KPF Stadium, with my most notable memory being the 2014 Play-Off Semi Final where we won at home against Wigan.
In my spare time, I am a volunteer instructor for the Berkshire Army Cadet Force in which I get the opportunity ’to inspire to achieve’ - which is our motto.
As an instructor, I deliver Army Proficiency Certificate Syllabus training in the forms of Theoretical and Practical teaching periods which include Drill and Turnout, Weapons and Shooting Training, Field Training, Military Knowledge, Navigation and Expedition Training and more.
There are also opportunities in Adventurous Training, the Duke of Edinburgh Award, nationally recognised qualifications and the chance to meet lots of different people from different industries or with fantastic experiences.
Being an instructor in the Army Cadets has allowed my confidence to excel as well as skills such as leadership and teamwork to develop - plus I gain the experience of teaching and working with children aged 12-18.
I was a cadet for six years prior to qualifying as an instructor and I really enjoy every minute I commit to the role.
Thanks for reading – COYRS!