Loi grew up in Hue, playing football whenever he was free. He went on to pursue a degree in physical education at Hue University to be able to make his passion a profession. Through the Young Coach Education, him and his friends established a football centre to coach children in Hue, giving back to the community.

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.

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.

After participating in Module 1, together with some of my colleagues I established a football centre in which we organise activities for children. We apply the information, knowledge and skills that we have received from the training course and I share the information that I received with my co-workers. In the future, we have the plan to mix the whole curriculum, and we can use that to expand to the remote areas.

What I enjoyed most about the programme are the football festivals I organised with my fellow Young Coaches. To see the smile on the kid’s faces made me very happy. I still remember in module 2 when we had the first experience with the children with disabilities, I was so happy at that time, I really loved that moment.

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 very shy and didn’t dare to talk in front of people. I mostly focused on good results and achievements. But now I can speak up and my attention has shifted towards creating fun and exciting activities for the children.”

Quick Facts
  • Young Coach Education in Vietnam (2018/2019)
  • Hue University / Football for All Vietnam
  • Vietnamese
  • 2 Peer Young Coaches
  • 60 Benefitting Children