Her Story: Sarah, U13s Wyverns
One of my favourite memories was managing to do a perfect bicycle kick
Sarah, U13 Wyverns Football Story
I always encourage people to talk about being a female Muslim Footballer. And answer any questions
When I was in primary school, lots of children were playing football so I thought I would try it too. I got better and better at it and quickly realised I was one of the better players.
At first, I started by playing in goal because the boys wouldn’t let me on the field. On speaking to other girls, this happened to them to. But eventually I managed to show them what I could do outfield and I now play as a striker.
One of my favourite memories was managing to do a perfect bicycle kick in training and it hit the crossbar and landed on the line.
If I had to describe myself as a player it would be that I am active and fast. This means I can support midfield if needed. I also think Im a big motivator on the pitch. I try to encourage the players to give all they have got!
What’s it like being a Muslim Player?
I really like being a Muslim player. I always encourage people to talk about being a female Muslim Footballer. And answer any questions but also find out about them too.
For me, during Ramadan I have a good breakfast at the start of fasting. During training and matches, I conserve energy by playing smarter. Passing more than running.
My advice to any female Muslims wanting to get into football, just give it a go! The chances are you wont be the only Muslim girl, and you’re definitely not the only Muslim girl that wants to play. It’s for everyone. And the more that play, it will encourage more to take it up.