This week, we’re getting to know 5 of our recently recruited Youth Forum members. First up we are learning more about Yusuf Huraira!
- Name – Yusuf Huraira
- Age – 21
- Goalball Club – Birmingham Barbarians
How did you get involved with goalball?
My involvement with Goalball began towards the end of 2015 when I was looking to get involved with sport as a young person. During my secondary school days, I had been quite vaguely introduced to goalball so decided to get involved with my local club and have been playing with them since. Additionally, I volunteer at all tournaments that I’m not playing in, this provides another unique perspective on the sport that I love!
What do you do outside of goalball?
I’m currently completing an undergraduate degree in human resource management at Birmingham City University. This is with a view of specialising within the areas of either recruitment or in equality, inclusion, and diversity within the workplace which are key areas of passion that I have.
Outside of playing goalball I play blind cricket and most weekends I can be found on a train heading to play sport. When not traveling or playing sport, I quite often enjoy meeting up with people who I have not seen in ages over a cup of coffee (the simpler things in life).
What do you hope to do within the Youth Forum?
From the youth forum, I hope to promote the sport of goalball to allot more people especially the younger audience and allow them to have the opportunities that I once did.