PODCAST: S3:EP24–Jon Hamilton, Inspire Indonesia

Join us for S3:EP24 of the Sports Philanthropy Podcast as Jon Hamilton, International Director and Founder of Inspire Indonesia, sits down with our host, Roy Kessel, to discuss his passion for sports and what led him to his trek around the world.

Jon is from the UK but has lived in Indonesia for 10 years. He holds the UEFA A Badge, but his real passion is in developing football for development projects.

Inspire has a dream, which is that we will all live in a fairer, more equal society, where young people are given the opportunities to learn and play and ultimately be successful. As a result, Inspire uses football, to encourage the next generation to go on and be an inspiration for others.

At the heart of Inspire is a passion to see young people’s lives improved and communities strengthened and restored. Using football’s transformative power in the lives of young people, Inspire has the vision to work through football in a positive way so that young people develop in all areas of their lives. Inspire is an internationally recognized organization that partners with others, who dare to believe we can leave a legacy of a brighter future for children.

Jon Hamilton joins our host Roy Kessel on S3:EP24 of the Sports Philanthropy Podcast


  • 00:00 Introduction
  • 00:50 Jon’s Background
  • 02:15 Growing Up in the U.K.
  • 05:40 What Led Jon to His Work in Football?
  • 07:30 Impact of a Coach
  • 10:10 U.K. to Indonesia
  • 12:40 Driving Force that Pulled Jon Back to Indonesia
  • 15:00 Geographical Areas Jon Worked With
  • 17:30 Biggest Challenges
  • 21:25 Funding Inspire Indonesia
  • 26:45 Empowering Girls
  • 32:45 Bringing Light to Global Issues
  • 34:20 Contact Information & Where to Support Jon’s Work
  • 34:55 SPN Bonus Question & Parting Words


Kelsey Donnolo

Kelsey Donnolo

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