Thriston started his journey in 2007 at the Kickz/Street Reds programme and was one of the first participants to work with the Manchester United Foundation. His work with the Foundation has helped him to develop his leadership skills and in 2013 Thriston became a committed volunteer by giving up his time every Monday, Wednesday and Friday to help coach and develop young people at the Old Trafford and Stretford Street Reds sessions. In addition to his work on Street Reds, Thriston also volunteered at his local Handball session as part of Premier League 4 Sport project which looks to increase participation amongst young people in non-traditional sports. In 2015 Thriston represented Manchester United a youth exchange to Rotterdam, Netherlands as part of an initiative run by the European Football Development Network.
Over the last 12 months Thriston has contributed over 200 voluntary hours to his local community, and has become a real role model to young people in his community as well as encouraging others to volunteer their time.
In December 2015, Thriston successfully secured a part time coaching role at Manchester United Foundation. He has recently joined the team at Hulme Street Reds and is looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead.