WE BRING HOPE WHERE IT'S NEEDED MOST
Scott Lee founded Spirit of Soccer (SOS) in Sarajevo, Bosnia in 1996. He holds both UEFA and USSF A licenses and has instructed on UEFA, AFC and FIFA coaching courses worldwide.
Scotty has overseen the training of more than 2,000 coach educators in 15 conflict and post-conflict countries. His SOS programmes have reached over a million players attracting investment of over $20,000,000 from international partners including FIFA, AFC, UEFA, US State Department, Arsenal FC, FCO and Sir Bobby Charlton.
Despite all these achievements and goals, Scotty remains a diehard supporter of Spurs.
Ana Arizabaleta - Colombia
Ana brings over 18 years of experience and implementation of sport for development, reconciliation and peace programmes operating in over 50 vulnerable communities. Ana’s comprehensive knowledge has supported, supervised and implemented our pathway programmes in Colombia since its start in 2015.
Ana’s passion is to design and implement the best, most disruptive and scalable all- inclusive football programmes as a social vehicle for change in Latin America.
Ana’s Achilles Heel is her thankless devotion for Liverpool FC, on occasion rewarding – mostly pointless.
Mohammad Al Naqib - Iraq
Mohammed brings over 22 years of Explosive Remnants of War Awareness (ERWA) and Explosive Ordnance Risk Education (EORE) in Kurdistan and Iraq to Spirit Of Soccer.
Core to Mohammed’s belief is that of commitment: Commitment to the benefit of the vulnerable: commitment to those who most need EORE awareness, and commitment to raising the standard of football and the skills of our players and coaches.
Mohammed’s most endearing quality is that of his baffling devotion for Man U.
'Pee' Chounramany - Lao P.D.R
Pee background is that of Child Protection, overseeing anti-human trafficking programmes along with driving initiatives to tackle sexual abuse and raise mental health awareness.
As country manager, Pee has been the driving force of S.O.S since 2010. A staunch advocate of gender equality, Pee continues to champion Women’s Football Development in Lao P.D.R
Above all, Pee is a dedicated, and therefore mostly depressed, follower of Liverpool FC.
Chhiv Lim - Cambodia
Mr. Lim has been active in the Mine Action and EORE sector for over 25 years, setting up the SOS programme back in 2010. He also holds the Cambodian Mine Action Association (CMAA).
As a child-survivor of the Khmer Rouge regime, Lim now oversees operations in those mined provinces in which he grew up – offering life saving education to children living in high-risk mined areas.
Mr. Lim follows ‘The Gunners’ blindly – a life sentence for this life-long Gooner.
Oleg Molceanov - Ukraine
Oleg brings decades of coaching experience to the team in our new EORE – C license programme.
A former tank commander – what Oleg doesn’t know about strategy isn’t worth knowing.
He as coached, refereed and instructed – from grass roots to national squads – providing insight and expertise on the UEFA CORE panel. He is also a UEFA match delegate.
Accolades aside – Oleg is still under the delusion that Man U. is a team worth following.