Goal Diggers: Top PH Athletes Share Stories of Hope and Motivation

The Goal Diggers YOUTH, a podcast series from sports marketing organization XMPLR, is set to return for its second season. Season 2 of Goal Diggers YOUTH will feature 10 world-class Filipino athletes who will inspire and empower attendees with their real life experiences and advice.

“In the latest edition of Goal Diggers YOUTH, we want to be able to learn life lessons from real people who have had their fair share of struggles in life,” said Raya Villon, Project Manager of Goal Digger.

“As we enter a new chapter in this pandemic, the younger generation has practically lost two years of what could have been a colorful and flourishing life. We hope that our young audience can find a role model in our guests, who are no less than our Filipino world champions, so that they are better equipped to face the real world and eventually make up for lost time growing up. as an individual.”

Top athletes share inspiring stories in Goal Diggers Season 2

High caliber Filipino athletes graced the new Goal Diggers YOUTH season, with Queen Dzi Gervacio, Olympic equestrian Toni Leviste, Paralympian Ernie Gawilan and World Cup soccer player Camille Rodriguez sharing the athletic journeys which led them to become the renowned athletes they are today.

A seasoned Spike and SEA Games medalist, Gervacio offered advice on the importance of serving your purpose in sport and in life. “We try to maximize how we can help young people and that’s also my goal as I navigate through life. There’s an influx of readily available information and I thought, why not share my story? Malay mo, there might be a child who will be inspired to try the sport,” she said.

On the other hand, Asian Games medalist and Olympian Leviste talked about overcoming obstacles and proving that the challenge is just a path to greater things. “I’ve always believed that sport is a great way to marry the three Ds: discipline, dedication and determination. If we create citizens with strong characters across the three Ds, then we can build a stronger nation,” Leviste said.

Gawilan, meanwhile, shared his experiences as a Paralympian and emphasized that physical disability is not a barrier to achieving your goals. Sharing his advice on not giving up, Gawilan said, “Minsan’ di mo talaga maiiwasan ang disappointment lalo na ‘pag’ di mo nakuha ang buts mo sa un competition pero iyon ang nagpapalakas in a atleta.”

Rodriguez spoke about the winning mentality that led to their victory at the recent 2022 ASEAN Football Federation Women’s Championship. , I always yearn for more. I want to share my story because just like the guests, I want to help another person or a budding person to create their own story and I hope it’s even better than the way which we started it.

Season 2 of Goal Diggers YOUTH will also feature Karateka Junna Tsukii, triathlete Kim Mangrobang, Cagers Kiefer Ravena and Ella Fajardo, racing driver Ashley Sison, and finally world number three pole vaulter, EJ Obiena will also be part of the list of the next guests of the show. .

Hosted by youth sportscasters Bey Pinlac, ZanD Bajarias, Louisa Tagulinao and newcomers Johnny Tango and UAAP soccer star Kyra Dimaandal, each episode captures stories of perseverance and determination by highlighting passions, pleas and challenges of athletes in their careers.

“Goal Diggers YOUTH Season 2 showcases an incredible pool of international sports personalities who are among the elite in their respective fields and have stories that will truly inspire the younger generation,” Villon said. “We are proud to have a range of guests who can share very diverse perspectives and experiences in their life journeys that we hope many young Filipinos will identify with.”

Season 2 episodes of Goal Diggers YOUTH air every Saturday at 8:00 p.m. and will continue until October 29.

For more information on Goal Diggers PH and its advocacy, Pitch In PH, like and follow the Goal Diggers PH page on Facebook and Instagram: https://www.facebook.com/TheGoalDiggersPH/, https://www.instagram . com/goaldiggersph/ and subscribe to The Goal Diggers PH YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/THEGOALDIGGERSPH/. Listen on Spotify @the Goal Diggers PH.

Top athletes share inspiring stories in Goal Diggers Season 2

Naomi C. Amerson