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Annie Zaidi


Since being the recipient of the prestigious AWA 2015 in the Sport category, my life has changed 360°, in a positive way. It has given me a platform to empower, inspire, and more importantly educate young women, make them realize that with hard work, sacrifice, dedication and commitment, dreams can and do come true – I’m living proof! The AWA awards exposed me to the rest of the world as a professional elite coach and broke the barriers I have encountered pursuing my dream. I have won Sky Sports Women 2015 Hellen Rollason award for inspiration, WeAreTheCity Sports Winner 2015 and I have been invited to speak at FIFA International Women Conference 2016. I have used these blessed opportunities to be the voice and cheerleader for all the young women who are dreaming of a bright future, but are suffering discrimination and lack of self confidence in silence.