In Conversation with Dana AbdulKarim

In Conversation with Dana Abdulkarim

We’re delighted to be joined by our Ambassador, Dana Abdulkarim for this episode of In Conversation.

Dana is acknowledged as being the first ever Hijabi Muslim to represent England at any sport, with 67 caps for Rounders England, as well as being a captain and coach of various England sides since. Over the years Dana’s love of all sports has seen her compete in Football, Hockey, Netball and Athletics, and outside of playing sport, she has carried this sporting passion into her working life as a senior teacher across Physical Education in Sheffield.

During this fascinating conversation with Dana we explore her wide ranging sporting career, the challenges she has faced as a Muslim Hijabi woman wanting to simply participate in sport, the pride in overcoming these challenges, and how Dana is using her achievements and experiences to support the next generation of Muslim girls and aspiring athletes.

As an advocate of the view that “you can’t be, what you can’t see” Dana talks to us about the changes she has witnessed at her time with Rounders England, and in competitive sport and how through her roles now as a PE teacher, trustee of cricket charity  Chance to Shine, and Sporting Heritage ambassador, Dana hopes to continue to inspire and promote positive change in sport.

You can find out more about Dana in her Ambassador profile.

Follow Dana on Twitter @DanaABDUL

And get more information on Chance to Shine: https://www.chancetoshine.org/

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