Paolo Enrile is a Filipino student, who felt that giving back to those less fortunate or who have nothing to give back is one way a person can touch the hearts of people around him. He has worked as a volunteer for Hope WorldWide throughout his childhood. Realizing he is blessed, he took to pushing programs for kids’ development in poor communities like the Hope Center by coaching soccer. He has coaching experience with kids aged 5 to 18. He has also played professional soccer for various clubs including Nomads, Manila Jeepney, and Socceroo.
Janett Jäeger grew up in Paderborn, Germany, and has spent most of her life living and working in Germany and has extensive experience with IT as a systems specialist. In July 2014 she decided to move to the Philippines for an international volunteer program. She worked for an NGO that focuses on children’s rights in the Philippines, to help kids who are less fortunate. She has spent a year working on various projects for the NGO and has found a calling in E-SPORTS in 2015. Sports and fitness is a huge part of her life and she believes that this approach is a great way for our organization to help guide children with exceptional needs. She is also currently studying psychology so that she may contribute her learnings and skills towards guiding and assessing the children in the EXCEPTIONAL program.
Rajeev studied his bachelors at university of hertfordshire in the UK then did his masters at the VU University Amsterdam. He worked with the nutrition team for ironman triathletes competing in Barcelona. Rajeev also worked as a sport scientist for he U18s Dutch national team in Judo. One of the girls was #2 in the world Helped do research for the football club, AFC Amsterdam academy Worked as sport scientist and physical preparation coach for Great Oak Manor Academy. He won Pilipinas Cup Worked as a sport science consultant & operations at Focus Athletics and now he is head of sport science & physical preparation coach for Ilocos United FC Alongside. Rajeev supports the E-SPORTS Program with specialist Drill Manuals and his international background about sports.
Jarica graduated from the University of the Philippines, Diliman with a bachelor’s degree in Sports Science. She is a member of the UP Red Cross Youth where she became a certified first aid provider, as well as the UP Children’s Rights Advocates League where she helped organize outreach programs for children. She also has experience working for the ASEAN Basketball League on basketball operations.
She is currently a coach at Exceptional Sports Academy and works part-time for the Exceptional Families Worldwide Foundation, Inc.
I graduated B.S. Sports Science from the University of Santo Tomas, Back in grade school, i played badminton for my school and competed in competitions against other schools. I switched to football in high school and played ever since. I joined ESports to be able to reach out and help those in need by sharing my knowledge about the different exercises and also through football. Being part of this team has been an eye opener for me and i have never been happier.
A.J. received his bachelor’s degree in Sports Science from Kingston University London, and got his F.A. Level 1 coaching qualification, all to support his goal of helping the less fortunate here in the Philippines through football. A product of Philippine United Football Club, the first ever all Filipino football team in the UK, he came to Philippines with several other players to help spread their footballing knowledge and passion.
Rhea is a member of Filipino International Triathlon Team and a crossfit coach. She started as a volunteer during the monthly event of Exceptional Sports. Providing heartfelt, sincere acts of service was so fulfilling that when she was asked to be part of the coaching staff, she said yes in a heartbeat. She considers it an honor and a blessing to be part of a program that helps kids with exceptional needs to have an opportunity to participate in various sports which will help them develop self confidence, improve their social skills and build self esteem.
Daryl Ann Mendoza is the Former Team Captain of the Olongapo City Zambales Football Association. She got her Bachelor’s degree of Sports and Wellness Management at the University of Santo Tomas.
And, she is currently taking up her Master’s Degree at the University of Santo Tomas Graduate School. She is also a UAAP player. A former member of the UST Women’s Football Team. And now a current member of the UST Women’s Judo team. She loves kids so much. She’s been coaching football to kids ever since she was in high school and being part of the Exceptional Sports fam as a Coach is really a blessing for her.
Danica Barela is a Former member of the University of the East Girls Judo Team. She is also a 2x Gold Medalist in the UAAP Judo and now, she is currently a member of the UST Women’s Judo Team.
She plays football sometimes, especially on weekends. And by that, she started loving football which also made her want to join the Exceptional Sports Academy. She likes sharing her knowledge with kids. She used to teach Judo to kids back when she was in her high school. That’s why she wants to do the same thing in Football. And now, being part of the Exceptional Sports Academy is a big opportunity and a big blessing for her.
CARLOS "PIP" RIZIKO
Pips has been playing baseball from grade school to college as a varsity. From the inter-school to UAAP tournament to Titans Baseball League, the passion was always there. And so he does outreach programs for kids, elderly, abandoned grannies from 2009, 2010, … up to present day. He became an advocate coach of Youth Sports Advocacy in 2014. They give free sports training for the kids ages 6-12. Currently, Pips is the head of Sports Ministry in Lingkod of Panginoon and serves the (Servant of God) community. As a coach of E-SPORTS he helps out at the weekly special sessions and is one of the coaches at the monthly events too.
Suzette sees the importance of volunteerism since her college days as she was an active volunteer of ICES, a charity arm of her alma mater Adamson University. Later on, she developed the deep passion for charitable work when she started working as an adviser of Rotaract Club of SISFU where she works with her students to organize charity events to support various organizations. In addition to that she also volunteers to a couple of NGO and after years of looking for an organization to share her expertise in organizing events, she finally found Esports. Suzette believes in the vision and mission of the organization and as a sports enthusiast and a volunteer at heart she knows that the organization will not only touch the lives of the kids and their families but will also make a huge difference in the Philippines. One exceptional kid a time!
Karrots is a wife and mother to two teenage boys (and two dogs). One of her boys has Autism. From early intervention to adolescence, she has been very hands on with her son’s therapy and management. As he got older, it was clear that options for fitness activities were close to none. She would seek out and create activities, asking establishments, teachers and coaches if they could include her son in a group setting. In January 2018, she was tagged in an Instagram post of @esports_ph. She inquired, attended and was blown away by the positive energy and impact Exceptional Sports had on the kids, their families and the community. She then signed up her son for both the Fitness Program and the Academy. Her family regularly volunteers for the monthly events. In her spare time, she hosts events and is a digital marketer. She is a Radio DJ at Mellow 94.7FM and a yoga instructor at Evolve Yoga. She teaches traditional hot yoga and kids yoga. She is also a co-founder of the We Can Foundation. An organization that provides pre-vocational training to adolescents and adults with special needs. She serves as the PR Officer. She also proudly manages and produces content for the social media platforms of Exceptional Sports. She advocates for AWARENESS, but more importantly, ACTION by way of play, fitness and fun, for after that, we make our way towards ACCEPTANCE.
KOKO AND FARIDAH ENRILE
About Koko & Faridah Enrile
Francisco (Koko) and Faridah Enrile are married since (year). Both of them have been serving in the full time ministry since 1994 as Evangelist and Women’s Ministry Leader respectively and have gained an experience of over 20 years of counselling families and marriages. Francisco was a partner and General Manager of Great Southern Maritime Services Inc., for 4 years prior to entering the full time ministry, while Faridah was the Sales Director for Mega Commercial company. Faridah holds a Diploma in Marriage and Family Counseling from the Center of Family Ministries from the Ateneo and Francisco is a certified Solution Focused Practitioner and currently studying to be certified as a Solution Focused Therapist. Both are also certified Dynamic Marriage Facilitators and very recently finished their training and are Trainers for both the I Choose Us marriage program and the Good Enough Parenting program by the Louie Counselling & Training Services Pte, Ltd, Singapore. These programs utilize a very innovative approach called Movie Therapy and they were directly trained by its founders John and Karen Louis, who are based in Singapore. Francisco Enrile was the past Country Director for Hope Worldwide and was responsible for the implementation of the USDA grant to construct a children’s village in Bina, Laguna. Francisco, serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of HOPE Worldwide Philippines. Both of them are also serving as the Lead Evangelist and Women’s Ministry Leader of the Metro Manila Christian Church and its affiliated churches all over the Philippines.