• A Prelude to Indonesia

    September 2, 2015.  Chief Executive Strategist Brian Suskiewicz spent three days in Jakarta, Indonesia speaking and presenting at the Open Source Football Seminar along with partner Uni Papua.

    Our role at Coaches Across Continents is to support our partner programs for 365 days per year.  Our partnerships go far beyond the annual On-Field training, as we support our programs through year-round curriculums, constant communication, strategic consulting and planning, the Online Education program, and our Community Impact Coach program just to name a few.  This past week, Chief Executive Strategist Brian Suskiewicz had the opportunity to support Uni Papua (Indonesia) in a deeper manner.  He was asked to speak and present about sport for social impact to approximately 70 coaches in Jakarta this past Friday and Saturday. It entailed both a classroom 90-minute speech, as well as a two-hour On-Field demonstration Saturday.  Attending the Open Source Football Seminar were Uni Papua coaches, other local Jakarta coaches and teachers, and a group of university students studying to become Physical Education teachers.  Also speaking at the event were former Indonesian National team physiotherapist Matias Ibo, founder and Chief Creative Officer of Breaker Komunikasi Yoga Adhitrisna, and founder of Uni Papua Harry Widjaja.

    In addition to the two-day seminar, Uni Papua and Brian Suskiewicz were engaged by the media Bola.com, where they conducted a lengthy interview on sport for social impact and its implications for children in Jakarta.  Finally, Uni Papua had a presentation with the governor of Jakarta, the honorable Mr. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama.  This meeting proved extremely valuable as the governor pledged his support towards Uni Papua and their sport for social impact programs.

    Knowing that Uni Papua continues to grow and capture the imagination and support of key figures is vital in the growth of football for social impact.  CAC is happy to support their efforts, as well as those of all our partners as they continue to impact their communities and their countries.

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    CES Brian celebrating with participants from the On-Field portion of the Open Source Football Seminar

    Brian and Jakarta Governor

    Brian Suskiewicz and the Governor of Jakarta, Mr. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama