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Ondertussen in Nederland - Trainer!

Director: John Appel
Documentary about twenty-one-year-old Serkan Sert, coach of the D3 juniors of soccer club De Meern. It is his mission to instil discipline and confidence into the boys and to be a good person.
Barring one or two exceptions, they have no girlfriends and want to become pro soccer players: the D3 junior players of soccer club De Meern. Their coach is the Turkish Serkan Sert, who as a seventeen-year-old played pro soccer for one season with Top Oss. Although Serkan coaches white boys and plays in a mixed team, he is very conscious and proud of his cultural background. He tries to instil discipline and confidence into his boys. They can dream of a career, but Serkan is realistic. `Not one of those thirteen boys will end up with Real Madrid. Perhaps one of them will reach the premier league. But I want to teach them to go as far as possible.' His own goals are completing his communication management studies, play excellent soccer and make sure everything goes well at home. John Appel followed Serkan during practices and matches of both the D3 juniors and his own team, but also at home with his family. `I just want to be a good person and if I die tomorrow, I've managed to do so for twenty-one years and three months.'


Executive producer
Sound editing
Production company
Pieter van Huystee Film & TV
TV company
Human TV
Distributor NL
Pieter van Huystee Film & TV
Title: Ondertussen in Nederland - Trainer!
Year: 2008
Duration : 50 minutes
Category: Short Documentary
Edition: NFF 2008

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