Loi grew up in Hue, playing football whenever he was free. He played football before school and when he came back from his classes, he continued chasing the ball with his friends until it got dark outside. He now pursues a degree in physical education at Hue University to be able to make his passion a profession.

 

QUICK FACTS

Loi currently studies physical education and he is in his third year at Hue University. He plans to organise football activities with the school he attended as a child because he still lives in the same community. He dreams of becoming a teacher or even a professional football coach for children or adults.

LOI

Project: Vietnam, October 2018 – ongoing

Parent Organization: Hue University / Football for All in Vietnam (FFAV)

Born: 1997

Nationality: Vietnam

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MY STORY

“I was the first born to my parents in Hue, Vietnam. My childhood was really characterised by playing football with my three younger sisters or with the kids from the neighbourhood. I was so passionate about the game that I played it whenever possible – sometimes even before school and often I would continue to play when I got back home, right up until the sun would set. I really played football whenever I had free time. I’ve played football in clubs, in school, and at home in the local community. It depended on the number of players if we played against each other in teams but most of the time we just played.

To continue this passion for playing, I started to study physical education at Hue University and I’m currently in my third year. This qualification will enable me to become a teacher for children or even a coach for adults.

I still live in the same area where I grew up and I continue to play football with the kids from the community. After having attended the first module of the Young Coach Education programme, I plan to volunteer for my old school and become a football coach there.

What I enjoyed most about the programme was the first football festival I organised with my fellow Young Coaches. To see the smile on the kid’s faces made me very happy. Even though I can sometimes be exhausted after working with children, it is their energy and enthusiasm which motivates me to further continue my work.

Becoming a Young Coach, I have learned a lot about reading children and anticipating what they would like to do. Before the training programme I was mostly focused on good results and achievements but now my attention has shifted towards creating fun and exciting activities for the children.”

GALLERY LOI

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.