May 30, 2019
I think I’m in love with JJ, the UK’s first hijab-wearing and female referee who’s got her sights set on reffing the world’s biggest games. The Somali refugee spent her teens hiding her love of football from her family for cultural reasons, but now she’s proudly changing stereotypes and thrashing barriers on the pitch as she coaches, plays and refs all around the world.
Listen now to hear how sport can change your life no matter who you are, what your background is or what you look like. And prepare to fall in love with JJ as much as I did!
Find out how you can become a referee: http://www.thefa.com/get-involved/referee/general-information
Find out more about the Wild Cats: http://www.thefa.com/womens-girls-football/get-involved/sse-wildcats
Find out more about the 7-A-Side tournament featuring Adwoa and JJ on Sunday 16th June and sign up: nike.com/marshestakeover
To find out more about Gurls Talk or to send us your artwork, poetry or anything you want to share, visit www.gurlstalk.com or find us on Instagram @GurlsTalk.