I am Toby Lees, 23, and I am a Centre Back who plays in the National League North for Alfreton Town. Growing up in a footballing family background I have always been around football and it is something which has been ever present in my life, from being a supporter as well as actually playing. Being a defender, I always watched the likes of John Terry, Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic, who were very good footballers technically but most importantly were very traditional defenders in terms of making sure they did their job first-defend.
I’m Mark Foden and I am 23 years old and play for Blyth Spartans AFC as goalkeeper. Football is very important to me but it isn’t the be all and end all. I wouldn’t say that one is more important than the other, but they’re are definitely people who I personally benefit from more than others.