Staff Spotlight: Bruk Abdu
Where did you grow up and what did you want to become when you were a teenager and why?
- During my teenage years I went through different phases. I always wanted to become a footballer (similar in style to Zizou) who would become dedicated to spending wages in supporting people in poverty. This changed a little, however I’d like to think the essence of my aspirations is still alive.
What football team do you support and why did you star supporting them?
- Arsenal, I had no choice my older cousin told me it was family affair thing and I’d be the only one in the whole family ruining it plus we had Henry and Bergkamp upfront.
How would your friends describe you in 3 words?
- Ambitious, Funny, and Unique
Describe your journey with FBB so far?
- My journey has been one one of self discovery as much as self-fulfilling.
What does FBB mean to you?
- Working with young people allows you to learn more about yourself then you’d ever imagine, it allows you to protect and inspire the next generation to challenge the statistics, studies and assumptions todays world makes of them.
Pick your three highlights from FBB:
- 1 ) Working with Y4-6’s to debate Messi vs Ronaldo at annual showcase, 2) Filming our young people interview Yaya Toure, 3) Summer school.
What does your role entail at FBB and what do you hope to achieve?
- My role at FBB will be to run and facilitate successful school programmes through the year, working to inspire positive change with the young participants across the range of school projects I’ll be leading on.
The best thing about football is?
- The best thing about football is the beauty of watching teams passing the ball around confidently.
The best thing about working with young people is?
- Best thing about Football is that it’s a game that allows both Psychological, Technical, Physical, Social brilliance to all thrive in the same dimension, weather it’s through winning a penalty shootout or coming back from 2-0 in the first half.
How would you describe your coaching style?
- It is quite nurturing with a specific focus on the ability to be both tactful and technical in tight spaces.