I Love Chile Sports Editor Appears on Chilean Television
I Love Chile Sports Editor Daniel Boyle appeared on Chilean television this week, in a story about his English classes with some of Chile’s leading athletes.
SANTIAGO — Daniel Boyle has been giving English classes to athletes from the Agrupacion DAR Chile. The group is made up of Chile’s high performance athletes and aims to build the profile of Chile’s athletes.
The weekly classes are designed for the athletes to inspire confidence in themselves and build their possibilities for media coverage. With the athletes needing to travel regularly to represent their country, having a functional level of English is important to make even the simplest tasks easier.
Just two lessons into the program, the class was visited by sports channels Vive Deportes and CDO. Boyle, a passionate Australian sports enthusiast has added the classes with the athletes to his program after successfully creating a program to help children at Colegio Los Almendros in La Florida to learn English through his chosen sport of Footbag.
The news piece from CDO can be seen in the video below.
The appearances on television were not the only publicity this week for Boyle. He was profiled by sports newspaper Diario del Futbol about the sport of Footbag. Earlier in the week, the sports editor was happy to see the BBC had linked to a story on I Love Chile.
The Australian is currently donating his time to the athletes, but hopes the program can receive funding in order to keep it going through the year. The group has big plans to make the project more than just learning English. The idea is to let the athletes become bilingual tour guides, giving them both employment and skills for their future outside of sport, as well as a chance to build awareness of their chosen sports.