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A player once told Manisha Tailor that he never thought he would be coached by a woman. “I said, ‘Isn’t it great?’” she says. “And he said, ‘Yeah, it’s fantastic.’” Tailor is the lead foundation phase coach at Queens Park Rangers’ boys’ academy — one of only a handful of women in the country coaching...
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The Project 500 Podcast Join Sadie Mason MBE, Manisha Tailor MBE, Mekaya Gittens & Sangy Theivendra this week as we discuss the importance of diversity in coaching! Listen to the Podcast here
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The only South Asian Indian woman in the English professional game talks about her career and how it has helped her traumatised twin brother to speak again. “There were many times where I would go to games and of course it would be perceived that I was the physio or any role where I couldn’t...
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Exclusive: England’s only female South Asian in a prominent academy role discusses her journey from primary school teaching to being a vital part of the West London club’s youth setup and how the most underrepresented demographics are beginning to be recognised. In Manisha Tailor’s own words, she is doing something “revolutionary that should be normalised”....
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The Coach Gerald Lami Podcast This week I speak with Manisha Tailor who currently works with QPR Academy. Manisha has an inspirational story coming into the football coaching industry making a name for herself and being a role model for up and coming young coaches. Listen to the Podcast here
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Made an MBE for services to football and diversity in sport in 2017, Queens Park Rangers academy coach Manisha Tailor hopes to pave the way for more women from diverse backgrounds to work as coaches. Tailor feels it is “ludicrous” there are not more south Asian women working in the English game and hopes more...
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Roles: QPR’s Academy as Foundation Phase Lead & Company director of Swaggarlicious Limited. 1. Can you give us a bit of background information on yourself? I am 40 years old and have a background in primary education and trained as a headteacher. It has been 19 years since completing my teaching degree (BA Education) and...
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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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