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Meet Arsenal FC fan, Tayyiba Yunus, a footballer for Frenford & MSA Women FC based in England. Individuals in the world of football who have crossed paths with Tayyiba over the past few years have all inspired her to get back into football. “I didn’t think that it would be possible to get back into...
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I AM JODIE WHITFORD-STARK   Meet Chelsea FC fan, Jodie Whitford-Stark, a coach development officer for The FA Women’s High-Performance Centre, St Mary’s University, based in England.   Jodie has had a love for playing football ever since she could remember. She feels very fortunate that the first few coaches she had, had created an...
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I AM ARUN RAJKUMAR Meet Brondby and Arsenal FC fan, Arun Rajkumar, a football coach and scout, at Brondby FC, based in Denmark. Arun has two key inspirations, his mother and his best friend. His mother is his biggest fan and motivation. She has given up many of her own dreams and ambitions to dedicate...
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I AM SHEFALI GOKHALE Meet Manchester City fan, Shefali Gokhale, a digital content intern at Hyderabad FC, based in India. As a youngster, she always admired her sister’s zeal for giving her best to everything she set out to do. As they grew older, Shefali got to see first-hand how her sister ensures perfection in...
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On this episode of My Perfect Failure (Football and Making a Difference) We discuss how football has played an integral part in Manisha’s life and how she has used her special relationship with the sport to overcome personal challenges and to inspire women in sport from all communities and those suffering from mental illness. Some...
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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...
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The Women’s World Cup can inspire more British Asian girls to play football and tackle under representation in the sport, according to coaches and campaigners. All of the games in the tournament are being shown on BBC TV for the first time, with radio commentary on TalkSport. The England team, managed by former Manchester United...
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It is with much delight that I am able to share the news of a mentee and member of the Swaggarlicious coaching team, Dilan Mistry, who has been offered a role at the Pro Direct Academy as a football coach.   I met Dilan in 2014 at an event in Leicester, where he originally resides.  He...
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The Half Term Football team
The Swaggarlicious Soccer School was back in action during February half-term and yet again, visited The Swaminarayan Mandir, Kingsbury, for a fun-filled few days of football.  Our sponsor, Juvenis – who work to empower and support young people, spoke of our partnership. “It’s been a pleasure to be able to partner with such an inspirational...
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slum soccer and swaggarlicious
This year, with much excitement, Swaggarlicious welcomed Slum Soccer as a charity partner.  What drew me to the charity is their commitment to helping young people in India through the power of football – a sport loved by so many across the world. Recent winners of the prestigious FIFA Diversity Awards, Slum Soccer, uses football...
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