Yaman, Michael Doyle, Coach Doyle discussed on The World


He was born in Syria and fled to Newfoundland with his siblings and mom to escape the country. Civil war it come on Humans. Mom document says She didn't expect her son pick up the sport. But before long, Yaman started asking to join the local league. Just one small problem. He didn't know how to skate and he didn't have any gear, which is where local coach Michael Doyle enters the story he heard about Yaman grabbed a pair of kids ice skates and took him to a nearby rink. All right. Take on that way. A short clip from that day shows Yaman wobbling a little bit I fall and the whole thing I didn't love it. But he showed promise and wanted to keep at it. Coach. Doyle told CBC News that he took to Twitter to see if anyone had extra skates or pads for the boy. Within 20 minutes, gear started showing up at his door. People were just amazing. Like the community just came together. And it was nothing like I've ever experienced or ever expected to happen. Happens with gear and hand. Yaman didn't waste any time He joined a local team and started practicing soon. He could keep up with the rest of them. No, I'm good. I can't skate hard on. I didn't fall. I can't have go Germans. Mom, Fatima says she's thankful for the help from her new Canadian neighbors Trust Ali would have been no 10 minutes. And you have a little hokey. Yaman wakes up early to practice 6 A.m., she says, and he really loves the sport. He's also made a bunch of friends on the ice, including two other Syrian refugee Children of reach and Anna's. Coach Doyle helped them to gather gear and sign up for the team. This story of refugees finding empowerment and community through sports isn't unique to Canadian hockey sport is a tool that can help Sascha Vanity teach drama heads up the International Sports and Culture Association, or ISTA. They work in 90 countries to help refugees of all ages integrate into communities through local sports. Kennedy teach, Talmud says sports can.

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