John-Sibëkë Gope-Fenepej is 38 years old, born in New Caledonia, a small island in the South West Pacific Ocean.
With 16 he left his home island to join one of the best Football Schools in Europe- FC Nantes in France. Soon after he signed his first professional football contract a serious injury ended his football career at a very early stage. In 2010 John went back to New Caledonia to find a NEW DESTINY. He studied at the University of New Caledonia to be a sports teacher, worked for the biggest radio station as a radio host and worked for the Ministries of Sports and Culture at the New Caledonian Government. In 2016 he studied at the Postgraduate Center at the University of Vienna Cultural Management
“On a personal note… I would like to emphasize that during my whole life, sports and physical activity have always been essential. I know that physical activity allows me to sharpen the tools of my body, my mind and my emotions. This approach makes me stronger and well prepared in difficult times.”