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Fundlife Coach Yman wins the 2020 Courageous Use of Sports award presented by WWE

We are proud to announce that Fundlife’s very own Junior Coach Yman has won the 2020 Courageous Use of Sports award in the Beyond Sport Global awards!

The award is given to individuals who have shown dedication and courage in using sport to improve their communities, standing up against injustice and discrimination, often at great personal risk.

Yman is an 18 year old aspiring cardiologist and Fundlife coach. After being severely impacted by Typhoon Haiyan in 2013 and having to separate from her parents, Yman was left with traumatic memories which she still works to overcome. Yman first joined Fundlife at the mere age of 14 where she learnt to face her fears which now enables her to have control over her emotions and manage her stress when she thinks back to that fateful day in 2013.

At the age of 17, Yman became an assistant coach and then eventually went on to become a fully fledged Fundlife coach. Being part of Fundlife enabled Yman to have the opportunity to grow as an individual, gaining more confidence in herself.

During the COVID-19 lockdown, Yman has been creating stay-at-home session videos that are posted on Fundlife’s social media platforms to ensure young people in lockdown are kept entertained and continue to be inspired whilst living in these unprecedented times.

In addition to creating stay-at- home videos, Yman has also been helping in the soup kitchen and feeding programmes organised by Fundlife in Palo Leyte and has organised girls empowerment classes where she teaches younger female players why their voice is so important and why it should be heard. She is a very positive role model for our young people and enjoys putting a smile on each and everyone of their faces.

Let's hear it for our Coach!

Watch the full winners video here

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