03 Mar Karima Foundation
As part of this season’s Premier League Girls Programme being delivered by WWSET, our Female Football Officer Tammy John has been running football and physical activity sessions in partnership with local Muslim Faith group, The Karima Foundation.
This charitable organization run by local volunteers was founded in 1998 with the aim of helping young Muslim people though the provision of educational, recreational and leisure time projects, whilst also advancing the Islamic religion for the benefit of the community.
The reason that WWSET and The Karima Foundation joined forces is due to the fact that research carried out by the Muslim Women in Sports Foundation shows that…
Muslim women are amongst the most inactive women across the world and more work is needed to improve the situation so that they become some of the most healthy and active women around.
So far the sessions that are delivered on Wednesday evenings have been a great success and have seen on average 15 girls participating each week. Many of these girls have never touched a football before, let alone played, and they love the new experience. The girls are enthusiastic, always have a smile on their faces and are a pleasure to work with.
Danny Fenner from the local Berks & Bucks County FA recently observed one of the sessions and labelled it “inspiring”. He was also very impressed with the way that football was being used to build relationships within High Wycombe.
For anybody who would like further information on the Karima Foundation please take a look at their website by clicking on the following link: http://www.karima.org.uk/