Motivations, barriers, and the need to engage with community leaders: Challenges of establishing a sport for development project in Baucau, East Timor

Journal article


Matthew, Pink, and Cameron, Melainie. (2013). Motivations, barriers, and the need to engage with community leaders: Challenges of establishing a sport for development project in Baucau, East Timor. The International Journal of Sport and Society. 4(1), pp. 15 - 29.
AuthorsMatthew, Pink, and Cameron, Melainie
Abstract

The Future in Youth (FIY) soccer project is a sport for development (SFD) program in Baucau, Timor-Leste. Few employment opportunities exist in Baucau, and many of the youth are members of martial arts gangs, contributing to conflict among communities. The aims of FIY are to: a) engage the youth in positive sporting activity and b) enhance the capacities of participating coaches. FIY runs for one month annually, with a view to becoming more frequent as the coaches' capacities are developed. In this study, we investigated the motivations of local Timorese coaches to participate in FIY. Five male coaches, aged 19-27 years, who contributed to FIY in both 2010 and 2011, participated in a semistructured focus group. Several coaches also attended additional interviews to generate data. The central theme arising from the coaches' data was that they were primarily motivated to coach to benefit the children from their bairos (subvillages). Although the coaches reported enhanced coaching competence, many barriers restricted these coaches from seeking opportunities to engage their teams in competitive football, including limited transport, finance, parental permission, and fear of violence. Consistent with contemporary SFD literature, we recommended that FIY engage with community leaders to find locally driven solutions to these difficulties.

Keywordssport for development; East Timor; motivation; soccer; culture
Year2013
JournalThe International Journal of Sport and Society
Journal citation4 (1), pp. 15 - 29
PublisherCommon Ground Publishing
ISSN2152-7857
Web address (URL)https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=s3h&AN=94965531&site=ehost-live&scope=site
Page range15 - 29
Research GroupSports Performance, Recovery, Injury and New Technologies (SPRINT) Research Centre
Publisher's version
File Access Level
Controlled
Place of publicationUnited States of America
Permalink -

https://acuresearchbank.acu.edu.au/item/88771/motivations-barriers-and-the-need-to-engage-with-community-leaders-challenges-of-establishing-a-sport-for-development-project-in-baucau-east-timor

Restricted files

Publisher's version

  • 65
    total views
  • 0
    total downloads
  • 0
    views this month
  • 0
    downloads this month
These values are for the period from 19th October 2020, when this repository was created.

Export as

Related outputs

Acute response to hydrotherapy after a simulated game of rugby
Higgins, Trevor, Cameron, Melainie and Climstein, Michael. (2013). Acute response to hydrotherapy after a simulated game of rugby. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. https://doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0b013e31828151b6
A commentary-the role of therapeutic alliance in physical and manual therapies
Innes, Stanley and Cameron, Melainie. (2013). A commentary-the role of therapeutic alliance in physical and manual therapies. Chiropractic Journal of Australia. 43(1), pp. 25 - 27.
Evaluation of hydrotherapy, using passive tests and power tests, for recovery across a cyclic week of competitive rugby union
Higgins, Trevor, Climstein, Michael and Cameron, Melainie. (2013). Evaluation of hydrotherapy, using passive tests and power tests, for recovery across a cyclic week of competitive rugby union. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. https://doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0b013e318260ed9b
The inluence of the Future in Youth (FIY) Soccer Program (East Timor) on motivation for coaching among the local Timorese coaches
Pink, Matthew and Cameron, Lainie. (2012). The inluence of the Future in Youth (FIY) Soccer Program (East Timor) on motivation for coaching among the local Timorese coaches. 5th Exercise and Sports Science Australia Conference and 7th Sports Dietitians Australia Update. Australia: Exercise & Sports Science Australia. pp. 203 - 203
Drug interactions with St. John's wort products
Cameron, Lainie and Chrubasik, Sigrun. (2011). Drug interactions with St. John's wort products. Pharmacological Research. 63(3), pp. 254 - 256. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.phrs.2010.11.011
The journal 'chiropractic & osteopathy' changes its title to 'chiropractic & manual therapies'. a new name, a new era
Walker, Bruce F., French, Simon D., Cameron, Melainie, Perle, Stephen M., Leboeuf-Yede, Charlotte and Rubenstein, Sidney M.. (2011). The journal 'chiropractic & osteopathy' changes its title to 'chiropractic & manual therapies'. a new name, a new era. Chiropractic & Manual Therapies. 19(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/2045-709X-19-1
Occupational rehabilitation
Cameron, Melainie. (2011). Occupational rehabilitation. In In Cameron, Melainie, Sellg, Steve and Hemphill, Dennis (Ed.). Clinical exercise : A case-based approach pp. 124-133 Elsevier Australia.
A systematic review on the sambuci fructus effect and efficacy profiles
Vlachojannis, Julie, Cameron, Lainie and Chrubasik, Sigrun. (2010). A systematic review on the sambuci fructus effect and efficacy profiles. Phytotherapy Research. 24(1), pp. 1 - 8. https://doi.org/10.1002/ptr.2729
Medicinal use of potato-derived products: A systematic review
Vlachojannis, Julie, Cameron, Lainie and Chrubasik, Sigrun. (2010). Medicinal use of potato-derived products: A systematic review. Phytotherapy Research. 24(2), pp. 159 - 162. https://doi.org/10.1002/ptr.2829
Whole body vibration for preventing and treating osteoporosis (protocol)
Lorenzen, Christian, Naughton, Geraldine, Cameron, Lainie, Williams, Morgan and Greene, David. (2010). Whole body vibration for preventing and treating osteoporosis (protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.
Breast size, bra fit and thoracic pain in young women: A correlational study
Wood, Katherine, Cameron, Lainie and Fitzgerald, Kylie. (2008). Breast size, bra fit and thoracic pain in young women: A correlational study. Chiropractic & Manual Therapies. 16(1), pp. 1 - 7. https://doi.org/10.1186/1746-1340-16-1
A pilot program of physical activity promotion among clients receiving home and community care
Cameron, Melanie, Chahine, Natalie, Selig, Steve and Newton, Pam. (2008). A pilot program of physical activity promotion among clients receiving home and community care. Australian Health Review. 32(3), pp. 439-450. https://doi.org/10.1071/AH080439
When research goes pear-shaped: Report and reflections on a failed study of exercise and manual therapies for rheumatoid arthritis
Cameron, Lainie. (2007). When research goes pear-shaped: Report and reflections on a failed study of exercise and manual therapies for rheumatoid arthritis. Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 12(1), pp. 63 - 77. https://doi.org/10.1177/1533210107302439
The effectiveness of manual therapy for neck pain: A systematic review of the literature
Macaulay, Jessica, Cameron, Lainie and Vaughan, Brett. (2007). The effectiveness of manual therapy for neck pain: A systematic review of the literature. Physical Therapy Reviews. 12, pp. 261 - 267.
A Cochrane Review of superficial heat or cold for low back pain
French, Simon D., Cameron, Melainie, Walker, Bruce F., Reggars, John W. and Esterman, Adrian J.. (2006). A Cochrane Review of superficial heat or cold for low back pain. Spine. 31(9), pp. 998-1006. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.brs.0000214881.10814.64
Superficial heat or cold for low back pain
French, Simon, Cameron, Lainie, Walker, Bruce, Reggars, John and Esterman, Adrian. (2006). Superficial heat or cold for low back pain. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 31(9), pp. 998 - 1006. https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD004750.pub2