Everyday individuals making a difference!
Matt’s always played sports, yet he didn’t anticipate finding his career out on the field. “I thought I had only one dream job,” he explains, “teaching sign language.” When the opportunity to referee for SoccerNS came along in the summer, he thought about what else he might achieve. Matt credits TEAM Work with helping him discover a new path. “Without them, I wouldn't have this amazing experience. I still have some courses coming up, and they support me through funds for an interpreter service to keep my dream job continuing.” Already, Matt’s received the award for Referee of the Year! “At one game, one coach said "How do you ref with your being deaf?" Watching Matt in action, he gained new perspective on his capabilities. “The coach said he was very impressed with my refereeing,” Matt says. “I have found this new passion. I just never thought of this referee position having a big impact on my life.”