I have a passion with working for women and uplifting my players. I coach because I want to make a significant impact in women's soccer. With my coaching philosophy I want to grow the game and give more opportunities and show that they can do much more than they think they are capable of. This great game is not only a way to just bring people together from all different backgrounds but it also has the power to inspire and uplift.
In a man dominated world, my motivation is to empower more girls get active and highly involved in physical activities. Thus tackling head on the issue of gender inequality in sport through coaching, whilst hoping of being of inspiration to many girls who would like to break the barriers and be different! For the past two years I have worked on a project targeting young people coming from social difficult backgrounds including migrants and refugees. The project was also part of Valletta 2018 Cultural Programme and it engaged young people from different walks of life into various sports activities and also empowered them to be more active in their respective communities.
We can identify discrimination against women every single day. My motivation is to fight against any kind of discrimination as well as to promote the social inclusion and integration of refugee women, and equal access to sport for women. Human rights based rules of a sport can help to replace culturally discriminative norms that exclude women from sport. By bringing people together, building communities and fighting attitudes of xenophobia, negative gender stereotypes and racism, sport has the potential to make an important contribution to the integration of refugees in the EU. Especially for refugee women integration, sport has an added value due to their vulnerability.
My motivation is to give women more self confident and to be able to create opportunities for women. I’m a member of the organization Girl Power founded by Khalida Popalzai.
As a coach I want to change something for other girls and women who, like I was, are the new person in a new neighbourhood. For me, Champions ohne Grenzen (CHoG) (s.a.) is the natural extension of my own experiences of the past 15 years.