Award winning BBC Young Reporter and Kick It Out Game Changer, Salma is a 19-year-old aspiring Sports Psychologist currently studying at the University Campus of Football Business based in the iconic Wembley Stadium. Along with her studies, Salma plays football for Brentford Women’s development team and coaches at Perform Soccer School. Growing up as a black Muslim female footballer, Salma often felt misunderstood and out of place, lacking key role models she could relate to. Since then, she’s made it her duty to be the role model she wished for, for the young girls of today. She also actively fights for a more diverse and inclusive football industry, having been subjected to discrimination herself. A keen public speaker, Salma looks to make her mark on all fronts, not only inspiring through playing and coaching but also using her voice as a powerful tool to educate.
Commissioner Conversations: BBC
Join Patricia Hidalgo, Director of BBC Children’s and Education, and her team as we discuss future strategy & CBeebies, CBBC and Education commissioning opportunities.
Former BBC Young Reporter winner and footballing star, Salma Mahamud, tells us about her experience as a muslim female footballer and why representation matters.