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Marco Gianetti and his experience with Bring it on Britain

11 Nov

A blog post by Bring it on Britain winner Marco Gianetti

My name is Marco Gianetti from Plymouth and I entered the Bring it on Britain awards to win funding to do my FA coaching badges so i can be qualified to work with disabled footballers.

The bursary has helped me by not only paying for the courses but also helping me to purchase training clothing and footwear essential to coaching and football. It has also provided me with freedom to travel to various places for the courses and to attend disability football league matches.

My plans for the future are to take up a voluntary position within a disability football club as a volunteer coach to enhance and improve my skills as a coach. I also will be attending various courses and ability counts league matches to further enhance my knowledge and education by watching experienced coaches in action. I also plan to return to the gym to improve my overall fitness and one day after a long period of experience getting I hope to one day be able to manage my own disability team.

My advice to people would be NEVER GIVE UP. Sometimes when it may seem like nothing is working out and things are not happening you must stick in there and keep that passion burning because eventually you will get where you want to be. Also SEEK SUPPORT from other people who already are successful in what it is you want to do and ask their advice too. For example if like me you want to work with disabled footballers contact your county FA’s disability football officer and chat to them because they can give you a lot of help and support and open a lot of doors for you.

If people would like to know more about disability football in Devon they can click this link and find out more There is a nice photo of Dai Carpenter who was on BBC Radio Devon with me. Alternatively you can contact your local County FA and ask to speak to the disability development officer who will give you loads of info. Another good link to click on to find out more about Disability Football is where you can look for your local disability football club.

Overall its been a good experience although on occasions I have found the process difficult due to my being autisitic but I would definitely recommend people to BRING IT ON !!!!!


How are our Bring it on winners getting on? Pt 1

27 Oct

Hi Guys,

Well it’s been a few weeks since the Awards were handed out and people began the journey to realising their dreams. A lot of the winners have been updating us with their progress. I thought I would highlight just a few of them and what they have been up to.

Crowned as “Most Bring it on Brit”, Marco Gianetti’s dream of becoming a football coach has already come true! He has passed his level 1 coaching and has been offered a position coaching with Plymouth, dubbed “The Real Madrid of Disabled Football” by Marco himself. Currently Marco is suffering from an ankle injury but hopefully soon he will be fighting fit and ready to help more people change their lives. You can watch a video of Marco’s coaching assessment here and here

Caroline King has been using her award to help support and grow the Dundee Destroyers Roller Derby team. It has been great to see awards that have not only helped our winners but are making a difference to wider communities. You can read more about Caroline and the gang here and check out their lovely thank you message :). While we are discussing Roller Derby you can also see one of our other winners Sharron Mooks has been featured on Newsround and is working very hard to help increase the awareness of this great sport.

Anna Dockery has been working very hard on her dancing in preparation for her big competition (Best of luck Anna!). Check out these videos she has posted of her practicing here and here.

We will be covering more of our winners over the coming weeks. So stay tuned πŸ™‚

Keep it up everyone and keep Bringing it on!

Bring it on Britain Award Winners 2010

10 Sep

The wait is finally over. Below is the full list of award winners! A big thank you to everyone for entering and whether you have an award or not, I hope you can all make your passions come true. for those that have just started following the Bring it on community, come be a part of the fun on ourΒ Facebook page and follow how our award winners get on. Also if you have a passion or a dream please come and join in, there are all sorts of creative and supportive people to help you achieve your goals. Thanks for all your hard work everyone, Bring it on!

Award Winners:

Joe Coyne – Brighton Pier Jump

Sharon Sheridan – Roller Derby

Maryann Morriss – Candle Making

Aimee White – Dance and Performing

Gaynor Brown – Light Room

Robyn Osborne – Trampoline

Aaron Hussain – Raise Awareness

Anna Dockeray – Ballroom Dancing

Bex Yates – Fencing

Jack Stubbs – Lacrosse

Marco Gianetti – Football Coaching

Jen Whelan – Stunt Woman

Julia Solocombe – Martial Arts

George Wood – Ate’th Wonder

Becca Thurston – Pies

Helen Russell – Field Archery

Jessica Smith – Trampoline

Caitlin McLaren – Trampoline

Jessica Ali – Roller Derby

Caroline King – Roller Derby

Tony Jay – One Man Balloon

Tractor pulling anyone?

25 Aug

This is kind of a crazy sport… apparently it started off as farmers comparing the strength of each others horses by dragging hay on a barn door, oh boy have things changed!

fancy seeing some this bank holiday at Ecclestone? event flyer

August Bank Holiday




Announcing The Shortlist

23 Aug

Hi Guys, We are now entering the final phase of this years Bring it on Britain campaign. From our hundreds of entries we now have a shortlist of under 40, all looking for your support and votes!

Congratulations to our shortlisted entrants and make sure you give them all the support you can on the Facebook page and in your own communities.

Bring it on!

Check out the shortlist here and get voting!

Giant marrow comes up short!

18 Aug

Meet Phillip Vowles and his giant marrow. He started growing it for Llanharry Giant Vegetable Championships, but was dissapointed to find it was just short of the world record when he dug it up. No matter if it’s not a record breaker Philip, we still reckon it shows true bring it on spirit to grow a vegetable that big (and to lift if up!) Well done! Photo from The Metro

Weekly Round Up

13 Aug

Last week of entries everyone! If you haven’t get yours in yet, then you have until Sunday so get clicking!

It’s been another great week of entries and here are some of our favourites! Don’t worry if yours isn’t on the list, that doesn’t mean it isn’t great! You can check out all the entries and vote for your favourite here.

First up is George Hayden who has asked for Β£1000 to help promote hydrofoiling in the UK. Hydrofoiling sounds pretty extreme, but it looks like a lot of fun. George has even offered to cook bangers and bacon at his event. They’d better be Wall’s! πŸ™‚

Next up is Claire Vize who wants us to help her enter the Wild Bunch drag series. She seems like a serious petrol head but needs money to help her with entrance fees and safety checks.

Finally something a bit more on the creative side from Emmeline, who wants Β£800 to buy a laying press to help her make her pretty notebooks.

So who’s got your vote? Remember that you can apply and vote until Sunday. Next week our judges will be deciding who gets through to the next round, and their shortlist will be announced on the 23rd. Stay tuned to see if you made it on! Good luck everyone!