Who We Are
A group of like minded successful persons who believe in or have experienced the power of sport in bringing about change in young persons lives. Combining over 30 years of experience in NGO’s,Sports Organisations,relief organizations and Indonesian educational systems. Who understand that there are enormous gaps in the coverage of Indonesian Ministry of Health,Ministry of youth and sports,ministry of education, national sports federations, and Paralympic committees.
Founder of Bali Sports Foundation in 2009.Rodney Holt grew up in Italy, has been living in Bali & SE Asia since 1992, Chef / Businessman with companies in Bali & Singapore. Rodney has represented three countries internationally in five different sports including the Olympics. First Bali Rugby player to represent Indonesia. Co-founder and Bali Rugby President 2007- 2009. Founder & Organiser of HOTAIR! in 2006 till present, Bali's only kitesurf competition, Founder & organizer of Sanur Village Festival sports program now with 7 sports, 2006-2013. Organizer of first Beach Rugby Tournament in Indonesia 2007. Organizer of first Beach Cricket Tournament in Indonesia. Winner 2007 Bali Sports Personality of the Year. 2011 Bronze medallist Eskrima- Singapore Cup Stick Fighting Championship. 2012-14 Indonesian Team member Eskrima to World Championship. Morgue volunteer in the 2002 Bali Bombings. Organizer of numerous sports events in Bali & Singapore annually 2009-present. More recently Head Coach Indonesian National Wheelchair Rugby Team to 2014 Asian Para Games.
Currently residing in Singapore for the last 5 years as a permanent resident although originally hailing from Liverpool in the UK, Owen has a wealth of experience within the football coaching scene. Over the last 15 years, Owen has held various coaching roles within UK, America, Australia, Singapore and Malaysia, most notably for EPL Everton Football Club as a coach at their prestigious academy and in addition at Fulham Football Club working within the local community to promote football participation. A BSc (Hons) sports science graduate of Liverpool JMU, Owen is presently working as a head coach for the SIngapore Cricket Club National Football League Division One squad on a part time basis whilst managing a full time lecturing role in Sports Management at ITE College East. He actively represents the Singapore Cricket Club football squads within their competitive leagues and takes a lead role in their soccer section committee to assist their objective of being the Premier Sports club within Asia. Owen is a qualified UEFA coach who is capable of coaching various age groups and ability levels across a number of diverse cultures and will become a tremendous asset to this project.
PETER BARNETT (MBE B.A., F.C.A.,C.P.A.)
Peter has dual British/Australian nationality, is currently resident in Sydney with his wife and has 4 adopted grown up children. He is a qualified chartered accountant in both the United Kingdom and Hong Kong. Peter has spent most of his working life in SE Asia including 10 years based in Bali. Apart from his 6 years working for one of the big 4 international accounting firms, he has spent time in the hospitality sector, garment trading, management consulting and food manufacturing. He has held several honorary positions including treasurer of the Hong Kong Football Club and member of the Board of Bali International School. Peter’s work in the aftermath of the 2002 Bali bomb was recognized by the British Government for which he was awarded an MBE.
Chris Pardey has been involved in BSF since 2009 with main focus on fundraising. Chris has been living in Singapore from 2005 and is active in Singapore sports running the British Exiles soccer team which also supports BSF. Chris is CEO of RCMA Group, a leading commodity trading company. RCMA Group has been one of the key organisations helping to promote the move into disabled sports for BSF since 2013.
John Rennie was born and raised in Scotland but has spent almost his entire working career abroad,with long residence periods in South Africa,Switzerland,the Netherlands,and Singapore (twice). John is a qualified analytical Chemist and has a Master’s in Business Leadership. He has spent the past 30 years in executive marketing and trading roles in the International coal trade,working for 3 major multi-national companies.
John has been associated with BSF since returning to work in Singapore in 2009. John has always been very active in a number of sports,particularly soccer where he has played,coached and managed a number of teams in various countries. He is currently a regular player for the British Club of Singapore soccer section.
Desak Made Hughesia Dewi (Dewi Hughes), born in Bali on 1971. Completed her education in the Faculty of Science Teaching and Education Was appointed by the Indonesian government as the National Ambassador for the Campaign against Trafficking of Women and Children in June 2003 by the Minister of State for Women Affairs. Dewi Hughes has focused anti-trafficking campaign in person, especially to increase public awareness about the dangers of trafficking and also try to move the community to prevent the occurrence of trafficking in their communities each and encourage law enforcement to take firm action against the perpetrators of trafficking.
In 2005 received Heroes Action to End Modern-Day Slavery from the Government of the United States along with 11 other people from around the world including the USA's Ricky Martin and Queen Sylvia of Sweden. Receive scholarships as well as the International Leadership Program in the USA to study the problem of domestic violence, trafficking & the law and government policy of the United States.
July 2008, received an award from the Minister of State for Women Affairs in the State Palace , witnessed by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono as the National Ambassador against Trafficking Women and Children in Indonesia .
In the world of Television, in 2001 Dewi won the Panasonic Award as Viewers Choice Talkshow Host and was nominated for the awards as a "Ngetop" by SCTV in 2002 and 2001. She was alsoe nominated for the category of Best Talkshow, Host of Quiz Shows and Options for Program Audience Children Panasonic Award 2002.
Naveen Sharma was born and raised in India and has spent and has lived last 20 years of working career in Singapore, Switzerland & Geneva, returning back to Singapore for a second term in 2013. Naveen holds a Honours Degree in Physics and has an MBA in Marketing. He has been working in the field of Agriculture Commodities for last 24 years and has worked in Trading & Management roles with reputed International trading houses & Banks.
Naveen is an avid follower of sports and is active in Squash & Golf currently. He has also been an active Chess player at School / University level. Naveen has been involved with BSF since 2013 when Chess was introduced in Bali Para Games and has helped with organising Chess Competitions and helps with raising some funds.