BRFC Academy U16 player Billy Day will jet abroad next month using his football experience to help contribute to a community in the small African nation of Ghana.
The Redlands College student will head to Ghana as a volunteer for two weeks in July where he’ll be helping out around the community, in schools and with a local football club.
The itinerary for the trip, which is arranged by Projects Abroad, includes football coaching, classroom discussions on tactics and also playing with the local senior team.
Projects Abroad is a volunteer organisation that provides pupils with the opportunity to become international volunteers, where they will learn new skills and contribute to communities at the same time.
The 16-year-old, who plays as a centre back for the BRFC Academy U16 side, said he was eager to get involved in volunteer work.
“I’ve haven't really been overseas before so I’m really excited to get across there.”
"It’s with a group of volunteers from different countries and they get together in Ghana, help out in schools, teach football and assist around the community.
"I really liked the sound of it so that's why I decided to go."
BRFC Academy U16 Head Coach Henrique says it's pleasing to see one of the Club's Academy members donating his time & taking part in the trip.
“It’s great to see one of our BRFC Academy members volunteering his time to help young footballers in Ghana,” Henrique said.
“Football really is the world game & it is a terrific opportunity for Billy to experience another culture through football.
“We wish Billy all the best on his trip.”