Eva is an incredibly inspiring woman. Not only has she represented her country on the international stage playing football, but she is also a coach for boys and girls in her community. Her sessions create a fun learning environment for children, where they can come to hone their football skills and also learn about important social issues.


Eva participated in the FCSA Young Coach Education 2014/15 in Indonesia. She was nominated by Rumah Cemara, a community-based organisation in Indonesia whose goal is to provide support to people affected by drugs and to increase the quality of life for people living with HIV/AIDS. Eva has been associated with the organisation since 2010. In March 2019, Eva attended the FCSA Follow-up education in Lembang, West Java. At the training, she was accompanied by a Peer Young Coach whom she has trained. Sport has played a key role in transforming her life.


Project: Indonesia Young Coach Education Programme (August 2014 – May 2015) and Follow-up (March 2019)

Parent Organization: Rumah Cemara

Born: 1983

Nationality: Indonesia

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“I was born in Bandung, West Java. I have two brothers and three sons. Life was pretty normal growing up. I joined Rumah Cemara as a volunteer in 2010, which was the same year that I found out that I was HIV positive. At first, I was quite depressed, but we were fortunate that in 2010 we could access a lot of information and knowledge from the internet.

At Rumah Cemara, I was employed as a member of staff between 2013-17 but I am now back volunteering with them. I wasn’t really interested in football before joining them. However, in my opinion, football is a very good medium to communicate social issues. I mainly teach technical skills during my football sessions but there is a certain time when I insert a social issue. For example, during the warm-up or during drills and games I can include messages on different social topics. In Rumah Cemara, I learnt how to use football as a way to introduce and communicate about HIV. But when girls or women join my activities, I can also give other knowledge, not just about HIV, but about reproductive systems or anything related to women, like gender equality.

I am really proud to be a coach, I am proud to be a football player and, I am also proud that I can share the knowledge that I have. The session where Scort and the FCSA taught about the coach as a role model, it helped me develop my personality, so that outside of the field I can become a better coach and mentor for my students. Now, my students are open to share their stories or problems with me.

With the Scort Foundation and other organisations, we can create more coaches in Indonesia. I hope that the knowledge will not disappear. I always remind my Peer Coaches that I also started with zero coaching experience, just like them. I tell them not to forget that after they gain more knowledge they have to pass on this knowledge to their juniors too.

I do not know if my children are interested in football or not. What I do know, is that my children love to join the football sessions because they look at mum and mum is a person they can be proud of, mum is a football player, mum is a coach, so they want to join me. They were really happy and proud that they could see me go abroad to Mexico for the Homeless World Cup in 2018. I was the only female player on my team.”


Young Coaches

Our Young Coaches are community leaders and role models in less privileged societies. They commit themselves to support the children of their communities by conveying important social topics (conflict resolution, inclusion, HIV prevention, etc.) through football. Each of the Young Coaches represents a unique personal story.