Contributing to Give Me Sport: South Asian women paving the way

Featuring Manisha Tailor MBE: UEFA B Licensed coach and Lead Foundation Phase Coach – QPR Academy

What made you decide to start a career in coaching?

After working as a teacher with seventeen years experience locally, nationally and internationally I decided a change was inevitable. I trained as a head-teacher but felt it was time for a new direction.

After my twin brother suffered a mental breakdown it spurred me to look at all options that could help with his recovery. My brother and I had done everything together prior to that. We played football together, watched football together so being passionate about the sport only made me more determined. So I made the brave decision to leave my post and work in a field extremely close to my heart.

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