Meet Terry, football fan and Allianz Care champion. We sat down with Terry to find out more about his love of football and life at Allianz Care.
How did your love for football begin?
As a child I always had a football at my feet. My family has a football background so this was always going to be the sport I was attracted to the most. Even to this day I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Is it the community or social aspect that you enjoy?
It’s everything. I coach the local underage team and by doing so I feel that I get to give back to the community in a positive way. However, the social aspect is equally as important to me as you are improving social skills, meeting new people and building friendships. Plus, a match is a great excuse to meet up with the lads.
Are you competitive by nature?
Yes of course, I think everyone is a bit competitive. As a famous man once said ‘If you ain’t first you’re last’ - (Ricky Bobby).
What’s your favourite football memory?
For me personally, one of my favourite memories was receiving a number of scholarship offers while playing in a football tournament in the United States. Second to that, it has to be watching John Terry miss the penalty in the 2008 Champions League Final, or when Stevie Gerrard slipped against Chelsea - I’m a big Man United fan.
Do you think it's important to have a hobby outside of work?
Extremely important! You need to make time for the things you’re passionate about, outside of work. I find playing and coaching is a great way to unwind after a busy day or week.
What is your role in Allianz Care?
I am a Technical Specialist on our Customer Advocacy Team which specializes in complaints, high-level escalations and ensuring our members get the service they deserve. As a technical specialist, I’m also highly involved in projects relating to our online platforms.
If you had to sum up your experience as part of Allianz Care in one word what would it be?
If I had to pick one word it would be “compelling”. Every day is different. There are always challenges to overcome which helps me stay focused and motivated on continually improving our customers experience.