Lipa was formally a semi-professional footballer and now she's a grassroots coach and sports activist. Lipa's passion for football is constantly growing and led her to coin her catchphrase “I’m going to change the world with a hijab on my head and a ball at my feet.”
Lipa wants to be the change, and will continue to challenge herself and engage with minority communities; by doing so her catchphrase will become a reality.
Lipa is a co-founder of the podcast called ‘I Think She’s Offside’ where she and co-host Fadumo Olow talk about all things woman’s sports. The podcast aims to stay connected to the local community, discussing The FA’s Women Super League with some BPL. Lipa and Fadumo came up with the podcast to give underrepresented individuals a voice.
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What Lipa does
Here passions for sports
Playing semi-professional sports
Being a little feminist
Having a supportive family
Challenging the PE teachers to make sure she could play football
Being encouraged to do a trial for a local football team
Becoming part of a team
Training 3x a week
Progressing to the first team
Gaining new confidence
Making decisions boldly
Starting to hate football
Deciding to go to university and choosing her course..
"I’m going to change the world with a hijab on my head, and a ball at my feet.”
Striving for more
The lack of women across all levels of sport
Being pushed beyond her comfort zone
Feeling fed up about the lack of change
Becoming a coach
The challenging of working with children
Getting more girls involved in football from a young age
Starting 'I Think She's Offside' Podcast
Making change happen
Being self employed while doing a rebrand for the podcast
Being an Ambassador for the Youth Sport Trust
Being at the Women’s World Cup in France 2019
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