The Future in Youth sport program, Timor-Leste : Impacts on youth, coaches and community
Raw, Katherine, Allen-Craig, Sandra and Smith, Ross. (2015). The Future in Youth sport program, Timor-Leste : Impacts on youth, coaches and community. International Sports Studies. 37(2), pp. 4-18.
|Authors||Raw, Katherine, Allen-Craig, Sandra and Smith, Ross|
Sport is often recognised as an effective vehicle for achieving various development goals throughout the international community. Often grouped together under the ’sport for development’ label, sport programs within developing nations have the potential to reduce the impacts of poverty, foster health and cultivate social networks. This study investigated the extent to which a sport for development initiative achieved its objectives within Baucau, Timor-Leste. Community leaders and coaches (n=24) involved with the program shared their views regarding the program and its impacts. Data were gathered through interviews and focus groups at the completion of the three-week program and three months later. The outcomes that appeared to be targeted most successfully in association with the program were those related to health, well-being and life skills. Findings regarding capacity building and program sustainability were mixed. The results of this study have informed recent changes to ongoing program planning and implementation.
|Keywords||sport for development; soccer; Timor-Leste; community engagement|
|Journal||International Sports Studies|
|Journal citation||37 (2), pp. 4-18|
|Publisher||Logos Verlag Berlin|
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|Deposited||17 Dec 2021|
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