I was with Probation and in Cairn House Hostel when I first came across AIR Sports Network. At the time I was in a really bad place, drinking was my only daily routine and both my mental and physical health had deteriorated a lot.
I had been in prison 3 times in the last few years for really silly offences, the break up of my marriage was probably the catalyst and I was in a downward spiral going nowhere but to the bottom.
Before I came to the programme, I had no focus and no idea where life was going, I was negative with little hope of doing anything. After I came to the programme I fed off the positivity, I felt the staff were on my side and that for one of the first times in my life I could really move forward. I developed a sense of clarity and of working towards my goals, which are to find safe and secure housing, start my own business again and get into football coaching.
I want to be a better man, I can see light at the end of the tunnel again, I plan to live longer, enjoy life and have a better future. This was mainly due to AIR Sports Network, it got me healthier, fitter, focused and supported me to look at options. I can’t change what has happened but now I can certainly change what will happen. I’ve been doing mentoring, football and fitness and feel stronger for it, the journey might be long but now I'm on it and moving the right way.
I would say to anyone to give yourself the best chance to change, for me this was meeting AIR Sports Network. I haven't looked back since and neither will you.