Sporting Equals Ambassador Annie Zaidi has won the Helen Rollason Award for inspiration at the Sportswomen of the year awards 2015. Praised by countless sporting stars including David Beckham and Les Ferdinand for being “an inspiration to so many people”, Annie has overcome relentless discrimination for chasing her dreams of coaching men's football.
Starting her coaching career with a Sunday League team Annie moved to coach in Brixton after receiving harsh racism and sexism from other managers and parents. Annie became the first South Asian and Muslim woman to complete the level 2 certification badge from the FA.
She now coaches the Leicester City U11s at the Centre of Excellence, recently becoming the organisation's chair in January 2015. Annie is currently working towards her UEFA B license, coaching QPR U21s where she is “telling the boys how it is really done”, after which she has her eyes firmly set on achieving her dreams of coaching Arsenal Men's team.
Described as a feisty and ambitious phenomenon, there is no doubt that Annie and her story will continue to break the mould and inspire girls all of the UK to get involved in football.
International Womens Day
Sporting Equals would like to celebrate International womens day by promoting talented women who create opportunities, are role models to future generations and inspire through sport. BEDSA 2018 sees several elite sport women and many female centred projects as finalists this year.
Inclusive Club Guide
British Rowing launches Inclusive Club Guide in partnership with Sporting Equals to celebrate inclusivity and diversity in rowing
Workplace Culture Study
Women in Sport we want to hear from women and men about your experiences of working in the sector. All responses are anonymous and they will use the insight gathered to make positive recommendations for the future of the sport, physical activity and leisure workplace.
HELP US RAISE FUNDS THROUGH THE LONDON MARATHON
We are pleased to announce that five dedicated individuals will be taking part in the London Marathon to help raise funds for Sporting Equals.
British Ethnic Minority Sports Diversity Awards 2018
Nominations are now CLOSED for the 2018 British Ethnic Minority Sports Awards
Sporting Equals is looking for two new Trustees with a passion for race and faith equality in sport.