・How long have you been coaching in Samurai?
・Why did you choose the samurai?
They are local and I love Japanese culture and the people!
・Please tell us about your experience with Samurai
My experience with samurai has been positive. It was my dream to work in football so I phoned all of the local clubs around my area and samurai stood out to me so I decided to support them. They were very accepting of me even though I wasn’t Japanese.
・What are you mainly doing at Samurai?
Coaching u8 and supporting other age groups.
・ Please tell us about your daily life
Nowadays I play sports, study and cooking although I do enjoy other things such as cinema & theatre.
・ What are you mainly studying at university?
Health & social care.
A certain day (daily schedule)
・ How do you spend your holidays?
Holidays with friends (dinner/night out).
・ Are there any barriers/walls that you felt in the samurai?
Before I started coaching I didn’t have any experience so it was difficult. Language was another barrier when building a relationship with the younger kids and parents.
・ Are you studying Japanese? How are you studying?
I’m studying Japanese at home and through online private sessions, casually too with samurai friends.
・ Learning at Samurai
Everyone at samurai was very accommodating to my learning.
・Dream for the future
Work full time in football as well as abroad.
・ Please give us some advises for those who are worried about studying abroad
You can grow as a person I recommend meeting with as many people as possible!
Thank you Abdulla!