Street Soccer Scotland Player
Tyler is one of Street Soccer Scotland's youngest females who takes part in Street 45 drop in sessions aged just 18.
Hailing from Edinburgh, Tyler has had a lifetime of challenges thrown at her however after representing Scotland at the Homeless World Cup in Mexico in 2018, she has a whole new outlook on what life can be like for her. Tyler said: "When I first came to Street Soccer Scotland, I don't think I'd ever kicked a football. I don't ever remember being into football and I didn't know what the off-side rule was. But I'm football mad now. I live for it and that's a lot to do with what Scotland has done for me. "They've given me a lot to live and hope for. For the first time in a long time I think things will get better and that maybe I won't be in this situation forever." Tyler says that the support and comradery she gets from Street Soccer Scotland staff and players is what drives her to give it her all. "I feel part of a family and get support and encouragement from all the guys. I've started to believe in myself and my ability to do anything I set my mind to. I'm at college now and want to get a job, earn some money and just be a regular 18-year-old."
A few years ago, I wasn't thinking about the future. I didn't think I had one. Today I feel like I've got a lot of good things to live for, to work hard for. And if you compare that to where I've come from, that's a hell of a lot."