Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The JigSher Team

Coaching the Jigme Sherubling football team was one of the highlights of my entire two years in Bhutan. I had the opportunity to get to know my students outside of class and travel with them to numerous football tournaments.

The following is a video that was recorded primarily in Orong, Samdrup Jongkhar at the Inter-dzongkhag championship. We spent four nights sleeping on the floor of a classroom, and our days were filled with sunshine, football and dancing.

Although we were the favourites going into the tournament (and even through out the tournament), due to several unforeseen events, we did not win. But the players, being the good sports that they are, never stopped being a team. They never stopped smiling, never stopped clowning around, never stopped being the fabulous kids that they are.

This video was a treat I made for them because coaching them was by far the greatest treat I experienced in Bhutan. Thanks guys.

I apologize for the low quality. The blog will only accept certain file types and has a maximum size that has forced me to convert it to a low quality video.