Gurharpreet and James

Gurharpreet's story

When she's not on the pitch, training for the season ahead, Gurharpreet's only goal if for a career in law or policing.

She believes the skills she has picked up by being a cadet have put her in the right league to fulfil her dream.

Gurharpreet, 16, enjoys gaining a practical understanding of policing each week and is able to use her new found confidence to speak to groups and people she doesn't know.

She said: "My family and friends are very proud of me for being part of cadets - it's a wonderful opportunity and I find it very interesting."

James' story

Before joining as a cadet, James, 14, enjoyed spending his spare time fishing but volunteering has reeled him in to play a positive role in his community.

He is able to gain experience in a way he would not normally be able to do so and has felt his confidence grow as a result. James has used the skills he has gained by being a cadet at school and in his personal life.

He said: "Being a cadet has given me lots of opportunities like starting the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award.

"I'm really enjoying it and my mum loves telling people about everything I do as a cadet."

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