Reuben is a youth leader at Football for Life Tacloban (F4L) and head coach of Anibong Football Club, a marginalised community team being supported by F4L. Originally from Samar, Leyte, one of the poorest regions in the Philippines, Reuben has 10 siblings and moved to Tacloban to further his education. After supporting himself through college, he is currently in his final year at University studying Industrial Education. When he graduates, he will be the first person from his family to have a college degree. Reuben hopes to launch an alternative education programme through sport to help children who are not academically motivated and inspire them to pursue a high quality education.