One of many amazing things being athlete has provided me with is the opportunity to meet new people. In the few short weeks I have been here I’ve already met some individuals who have made my transition into Limerick much easier. The Limerick Celtics Basketball Club is the team I will be coaching as well as playing for this year.
My Coach Tony and his wife Michelle welcomed Matt and I with arms wide open and have continued to provide support for us as we settle in. The young ladies on my U16 team are the highlight to my week. When I begin to feel homesick I spend a session with them and instantly feel better. It makes my job a lot easier when I walk into the gym and am surrounded by young lads eager to learn with big smiles on their faces.
I’ve become good friends with many of the women on my team as well. They’ve taken me shopping and showed me all around Limerick City. Their support and hospitality is what I am most grateful for. Adjusting to a new culture and settling in for the next 9 months seemed way more terrifying before I met the Celtics.
The basketball court has always provided a sanctuary for me and during this period of growth in my life; moving to a new country and meeting all new people, the one thing that has remained constant is the game I love. Thank you to everyone who has continued to support me as I pursue my dreams!
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