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Joshua Geddes, Arsenal Gap Year 2014

Joshua Geddes, Arsenal Gap Year 2014


From: Cambridge

Pre-Gap Year: Travelling and part time work

Post-Gap Year: Studying Business at Anglia Ruskin University

Gap Year placement(s): India, Mozambique

What did you gain from doing the Arsenal Gap Year?

I gained coaching qualifications, and the experience I needed to pursue a career in coaching football. I developed the skills and confidence necessary to teach and coach large groups of people from various backgrounds and cultures.

What was your favourite part of the programme?

Being able to travel around the world, and meet some amazing people. The stories and lessons learned will stay with me for the rest of my life.

How would you describe your overall experience on the Arsenal Gap Year?

Challenging but ultimately amazing.

What advice would you give to anyone thinking of doing the Arsenal Gap Year?

You get out what you put in. If you try to learn and develop, and have an open mind, you'll be able to help those around you whilst developing many of your own skills.

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