SOMETIMES, IT’S ABOUT INSPIRATION

Whilst I have given many talks as part of my scientific research with presentations at international conferences, I also speak on many occasions  as a guest or motivational speaker for companies and events.

I was the first British Asian professional footballer in the UK and was winner of the Inspiration Award at the 1st Asian Football Awards held in Wembley in 2012.  I was presented with an award for my services to football by Prince William and the FA at Buckingham Palace in 2013.

I speak on a variety of topics inspired from sport, ethnicity, diversity, culture, emotion and life.

Commonwealth Sports Development Conference

Keynote speaker, Glasgow 2013.

Commonwealth Sports Development Conference

Keynote speaker at the 4th Commonwealth Sports Development Conference programme
held in Glasgow, 2013.

The program put Youth centre stage and focussed on the development of a Youth Sport Charter.

The conference explored the role and responsibilities of Commonwealth sporting and governmental agencies in improving opportunities for participation, and pathways to personal excellence, as well as looking at how young people can have greater influence on sports policy and decision making.

FIFA Ambassador

New Zealand & Fiji Girls Football Development Ambassador

FIFA Ambassador

Visited Fiji and New Zealand during 2007 in Ambassadorial role for FIFA.

Guest presenter at FFA Women’s Football Strategic Planning Workshop, Fiji.

MSD

Guest speaker
EEMEA Managers, Marrakech

MSD

After the merger of Merck with Schering-Plough in 2009, I was invited to Marrakech as the guest speaker at a motivational weekend for the Marketing Managers of the EEMEA regions.

Berlin Academy for Mediation and Intercultural Communication (Bamik)

Panel Speaker
Women in Leadership Positions, an Intercultural Comparison

Berlin Academy for Mediation and Intercultural Communication (Bamik)

“Women in Leadership Positions, an Intercultural Comparison” – was discussed at the Intercultural Forum, organised by the Berlin Academy for Mediation and Intercultural Communication (Bamik) as a contribution to the Women’s Football World Cup 2011.

Luzerner Kantonal Bank

Guest Speaker
The Courage To Change

Luzerner Kantonal Bank

Event organised by Luzerner KantonalBank for its female clients.

I was the guest speaker for this annual event. The theme for this year was “Courage To Change”.

Vision 2020

The Future of Work
Invited speaker

Vision 2020

Vision 2020: The Future of Work – Centre for Performance at Work Launch Event
“Leaders of tomorrow will discuss their ideas about how work should look in 2020”

Invited speaker at this event held at City University London, 2010.

International Football Arena

Invited Speaker

International Football Arena

Invited Speaker for IFA Loves Women World Cup Event, Zug, Switzerland.

Invited guest for panel discussion on upcoming European Football Championships to be held in Switzerland.

Kick It Out

Invited Speaker

Kick It Out

Invited speaker at various events in UK for Kick It Out, football’s equality and inclusion organisation in UK.

BBC Radio Asian Network

Sport Reviews & Discussions

BBC Radio Asian Network

Guest for a variety of shows relating to football, Asian cultural issues, sport.

Sport and Social Inclusion Symposium, Berne

Panel Discussion

Sport and Social Inclusion Symposium, Berne

Following the last EURO 2008 match at the Stade de Suisse, a symposium at the Paul Klee Centre looked at the potential of sport for social inclusion. Academics, policy–makers, athletes, professionals and young people, mainly from Switzerland and the UK, came together to share knowledge on the power of sport, showcase groundbreaking initiatives and discuss the limits and possibilities of using sport as a tool for social inclusion. The symposium was coordinated by the Swiss Academy for Development and jointly initiated by the Swiss Embassy in London and the British Embassy in Berne.

Flutlicht Football Film Festival

Guest Discussion

Flutlicht Football Film Festival

Guest for interview/discussion event at Flutlicht Football Film Festival, Basel.