Mrs Dyan Puspito Rini, known as 'Ririn' to her fellow coaches, was identified by ISAF Trainers on a Technical Course for Coaches run in Indonesia during September last year and after months of discussions between ISAF, The Indonesian MNA and the Indonesian National Olympic Committee, the funding was successfully allocated this week.
Mrs Puspito Rini has previous study credentials with a Bachelor Degree in Social Sciences and has attended both ISAF race management and race officer courses as part of her work with the Indonesian National Team.
Of her experiences so far Ririn said, "The years I spent in the Indonesian sailing sport activities have been a very important part of my life and career. What I have seen in competing and training abroad has convinced me that there are so many potentials in Indonesia in regards to sailing."
Ririn, like all of her ISAF Training Scholarship Candidates before her has a very clear vision of how the training and experience she will receive at the UK based ISAF Training Provider, Rockley Academy, will benefit her country. She said, "As the worlds largest archipelago, and with millions of people living near the coast, it would be natural to expect that Watersports would be thriving in Indonesia. The fact of the matter remains that water sports, including sailing, have relatively low participation levels."
Through her involvement in the ISAF Technical Course Ririn clearly understands the benefits of a well structured National Training Programme adding, "When I was competing as an athlete, I felt that there were so many aspects of the training that needed to be improved, including the management of the National Training programme, quality and qualification of the coaches and the structure of the syllabus making up the training programme."
With previous Training Scholarship candidates having great success in their countries since completing their Scholarships, Ririn will no doubt be keen to get back to Indonesia and implement the processes and programmes that the ISAF Scholarship will help her develop. The eight weeks of the course have been tailor made to suit the issues that create the biggest barriers in setting up and maintaining a robust National Learn to Sail Training Programme.
For anyone wishing to know how they or their MNA could benefit from this course please visit our website here. Places are limited to a maximum of six candidates per course.
Mrs Puspito Rini concluded her thoughts about her successful application for the course by saying, "I am very excited about the possibility of participating and looking forward to all the training offered. I am convinced that this training is very applicable and believe that I can bring it back home to help in my new capacity to further develop sail training in Indonesia.
"I am very passionate about sailing because it has given me so much precious opportunity and happiness for a long time. I want to be able to help give the same to the younger generation of sailors and athletes in Indonesia."
For all of the programmes and initiatives that have been developed by ISAF in order to help increase global participation in the sport, please visit our dedicated training pages here or contact the ISAF Training and Development Department here.
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