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John Mbandi


BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Sciences

John played semi-pro football in Kenya before coming to study in Sunderland with the dream of becoming a coach. When not studying John has been working with spinal and brain injury patients from charity Headway, taking them to the gym, teaching them basketball and playing football with them, as well as coaching one of the University’s football teams.

I wanted to study somewhere in the north of England and so I picked Sunderland. My experience has been awesome, so much so that I now plan to stay in the area and work and give something back to the place that has helped me so much.

The course was more detailed than I thought and it's been an intense three years but I've learned more than I could imagine. Coaching has helped me see things from a different perspective.”

Published 2 July 2020

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