On a Saturday morning the astro turf pitch at Paringdon Sports Club in Harlow is buzzing with the sounds of a dozen different languages.
Pulling on their trainers and football boots are a team made up of young migrant men, many of whom have endured their own journey to get here.
Some coming from war ravaged countries, others seeking out stability and security, all united in their want of a better life and love of football.
Believed to be the only migrant team in the country, Changing Lives FC is for refugees and asylum seekers in Harlow aged 17 to 24.
Funded by Active Essex, the aim is to help these young people escape some of the experiences they have endured and give them focus.
A focus on developing their skills and making friends, as well as encouraging them to stay away from gangs.