Her Story: Serinah, U10s
Serinah, U10s Football Story
I do my best to not let my team down during our match on Sundays and help us to win.
I was always competing with my brother in the garden or in the park. He always always won though! So when my parents found AFC Leyton, a football club just for girls I was super excited to join. I really wanted to become better so I could beat my brother 🙂
My preferred playing position is goal keeper and I really enjoy it. One of my favourite memories so far was at the end of season when all the players voted for me to be player of the year and I received ‘Players Player’ trophy. I also received a ‘Silver Gloves” trophy.
As a player, Im always happy and look forward to meet my team mate in training we have lots of fun with our coach. My father always tells me to have fun but I do know that I also must listen, learn and improve my skills every time I am in training. I do my best to not let my team down during our match on Sundays and help us to win.
What’s it like being a muslim player?
I don’t really think about being Muslim. I just feel like any other player and have fun with my friends in training or during our matches.
For Ramadan, I do fast sometimes. If we have training or it’s a match day, my mum makes sure I have big breakfast to last me all day and usually have porridge with banana. My father says it’s very good for me when I have training. I also need to make sure I drink enough water. My coach and team mates always support me and keep checking on me when training or playing matches.
I don’t really think about being Muslim. I just feel like any other player and have fun with my friends in training or during our matches. I already have a few Muslim friends who want to start football training. I am always telling them how nice it is at Afc Leyton 🙂 And one day, I do hope to become a professional goal keeper and be on TV so all my family and friends can see me 🙂