Akeil Barrett: Live, Breath, Dream & Play Soccer
October 4, 2019
In Jamaica, playing soccer (Football) with the guys in your community was almost every little boy’s reality. Another reality is that most little boys’ soccer life doesn’t blossom outside of that community, but for Akeil Barrett it was different. Akeil lives the life a lot of boys all over the world only dream of, playing professional soccer.
Growing up watching his brothers and people in his community play soccer, Akeil’s fascination was born. After starting to play the game himself, he couldn’t stop. Any chance he got with a ball, he was playing soccer. Akeil Barrett’s journey in soccer started at a very young age. Starting out training with local club ‘Real Mona FC’ at just 8, after which he played with ‘Meadhaven United’ at around 11.
Akeil Barrett: A Love That Never Dies
Travelling a lot throughout his career hasn’t affected his support system one bit. The support from his family, hometown and his fans keep him going and keeps him positive. Even when suffering from injuries for two years Barrett stays hopeful. Injuries like his recent ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injury which has put a strain on his career, but hasn’t waivered his faith in himself.
Always Pray & Work Hard and Stay Postive.
– Akeil Barrett