Saltley Stallions Women’s F.C. was created by Obayed Hussain and Yasmin Nessa, following demand from Muslim women in Inner City Birmingham to have more opportunities to be involved in the game, and recent successes in women’s football. Saltley Women’s Football is open to women from all backgrounds and are proud of the diversity and inclusivity of the club.
Seeking to build the confidence and resilience of its participants, Saltley WFC aims to tackle the societal pressures women face every day and help remove the cultural divides and barriers which prevent young Muslim women from getting involved in sport. The programme does this by combining regular training sessions with coach-player mentoring, promoting wellbeing, empowerment, teamwork and leadership skills on and off the pitch.
It has been fantastic to see the great level of football talent among these young women and I look forward to helping them develop further in the coming weeks.
Shannie Jennings – Team Coach
I am really proud to have helped make Saltley Women’s Football Club a reality. The young Muslim women of Birmingham have very few sporting outlets that are set up with them in mind.
Obayed Hussain – Chairman
I’ve grown up playing football on the street with my neighbours and I truly believe the spirit of football is unique in its capacity to bring people together and to create a lively and vibrant atmosphere amongst different groups of people
Yasmin Nessa – Football coordinator