I am Toby McCauley. I am 25 years old and I have been Type 1 diabetic for 6 years since June 2013. I have been involved with TDFC for just over a year.
I played at Brighton and Hove Albion FC when I was a youngster until the age of 16 and then had spells with semi professional clubs including Salisbury City in the Conference South, Andover Town, Winchester City and Moneyfields FC.
It’s an incredible honour to be selected for the second consecutive year to represent the UK through Futsal at Diaeuro. I have played in a number of football teams and have never met anyone with type 1 diabetes so being able to play and be part of the tournament meeting others in the same situation with the same condition is fantastic.
It’s an amazing support network bringing diabetics from across the country to play the sport we love and to learn from people’s past experiences with diabetes. Having Type 1 diabetes doesn’t have to hold you back, you can live life to the full and accomplish your ambitions. There are absolutely no limits! We hope to inspire you all in our journey to follow your dreams within football, futsal or your chosen sport.