Brentford FC Community Sports Trust have told the story of Hussein Estrela. He has been a participant with the Trust since 2020. His journey has taken him to volunteering and representative football honours.
Hussein joined the Trust's Post-16 Football and Education programme in 2020 but began his football journey in Mozambique before his family relocated to Portugal. That happened when Hussein was jsix years old. In Portugal, Hussein discovered futsal, a small-sided form of football played indoors.
When Hussein, who has a hearing impairment, moved to England aged 11 he was scouted by the Football Association to join their emerging talent programme. The programme provides bespoke support to each individual engaged to ensure that potential is maximised and the opportunity to develop is extended beyond the capacity of the environment they currently participate/compete within. Hussein has progressed through the programme and is now part of their Under-23 performance foundation group.
Hussein now volunteers as a coach in the Trust's specialist support groups looking to influence the next generation of young people. Read his full story on the Trust website here.