Manisha is extremely knowledgeable within the game, but brings a different unique element to her coaching approach with her education background and expertise. All at the club recognise her patience, tolerance and genuine passion and love for not only the game, but for all her young players. The work she is doing in our community club, at grass roots, as well as our local community in engaging hard to reach families and children into being active, is phenomenal.
“Manisha came to Sony Pictures Entertainment as part of National Inclusion Week, with the theme of ‘Connect for Inclusion’. She told us about her personal and professional experiences, including growing up with a passion for football where Asian women are under-represented, her struggle with being a young carer for her twin brother through mental ill health, becoming a head teacher, and combining her experiences to become an entrepreneur. Throughout, she has used her exceptional skills to support others. She captured the audience’s attention and we remained entirely gripped throughout, and wanting more. In sharing her story, Manisha was raw, authentic, and inspirational.We will continue to follow her journey, and will use her story to continue to connect for inclusion both internally with our colleagues, and externally with our customers.”Anne Foster, Director of Diversity, Leadership & Organisational Development at Sony Pictures Entertainment
“I can’t say enough about the excellent work that Manisha has done and achieved in promoting women’s football and coaching. Manisha is inspiring to all with her bubbly personality a great role model to so many young people looking to pursue a career in football. Manisha was invited as a guest speaker at our diversity conference for Kent Police, the audience found her to be very interactive and engaging throughout her presentation. This allowed healthy discussion around the topic matter of perceptions”
Suki Randhawa Kent Police, Diversity Training Team
“Southwest United Soccer Club was pleased to have Manisha Tailor and Cosmo Soccer host our soccer camp. Our girls program makes up over sixty percent of our membership. Unfortunately, in Edmonton there are very few elite level female trainers. It was a pleasure to have Manisha, for the players, coaches and parents. Manisha was involved, engaged, and enthusiastic about coaching and took a genuine interest in the players. Her teaching and coaching skills were obvious from the beginning. Players benefited greatly from her coaching style. The feedback over the past couple weeks since the camp has been overwhelmingly positive, we would not hesitate to have Manisha and Cosmo Soccer attend our Southwest United Camp in the future”.
Stan Wongus, Vice President, Southwest United Soccer – Canada
“The session with Manisha was pivotal in enhancing my understanding of the fundamental pillars governing football coaching.”
Yasmin Islam – Coach
“The session made me realise that I need to start asking more questions. For example, before moving onto the next drills ask the players what they gained from it and how they could improve themselves”
Sanah Razak – Coach
“Manisha has supported the work of the club for a number of years. She has donated her time in attending our girls football sessions, provided equipment as well as access to watching England games at Wembley Stadium. Her support to us and community is invaluable”.
Jay Nagra, Indian Gymkhana FC.