Project ‘Get Her In The Game’


We would like to promote the Women’s Sports Foundation’s ‘Keep her in the Game’ Project which is a study taken place in USA on girls aged 14+.

We know that by the age of 14, girls are dropping out of sports at twice the rate of boys.

The WSF have singled out six contributing factors that influence their opportunities and how you can keep more girls in the game.

Taking interest in this study we in the United Kingdom not only want to donate but to challenge the study in our project.

We as a company are confident we can take on a challenge, being known for setting world records and hosting events without being backed by any big funding organisation, we believe we can create a Pathways By Making A Difference!


To Find 100 girls aged 12-22 who are either looking to participate in sports or already are doing sports as a career.

Target – Secondary Schools in United Kingdom.

Encourage them to take up sports by running a sports sessions either of Futsal or Cricket and get feedback.

Create a register which will monitor the participants sporting activity over 3 years.
Real-life case-studies which will not only create a profile but inspire more women/girls to take up sports.


To find these girls/women over a period by finding statistics and evaluation of progress.

Case Study Examples:

COACH: Gemma Smith

PARTICIPANT: Aisha Bi, aged 17, A level College Student, Plays for the Great White Sharks Futsal Team and offered Scholarship Program with West Bromwich Albion Football Club.

COACH: Salma Bi

PARTICIPANT: Anisha Bi, aged 16, final year secondary student. Plays For Warwickshire County Cricket Club Under 17′s team and enrolled to do Level 1 Coaching Course.

All 100 participants will be part of a study which promotes women’s sports, educates health and well-being and will offer future sporting career opportunities.

Each participant will given the opportunity to raise money for charities and given exclusivity to all Sporting Pathways + MAD Productions Events.

Saddi Shan Can!





Everyday more and more girls are making history, either by being inspired by others or because it is in their blood to make a difference.

A young Muslim Asian Girl Saddi Shan is no stranger to achieving her dreams and we believe she has the potential to go international level.

In her young years Saddi attended Bordesley village Primary school and was the first girl to play football so good was on the Gifted and Talented scheme aged 9.

The talent was spotted at a very early age when saddi trialled for Aston villa Football Club Under 11’s Squad.

Attending a girl’s school, this didn’t keep the star away form playing Football. Saddi captained Sutton Coldfield Grammar school for Girls where they Won the keele cup and Regional 7A-side Power League Tournament standing Champions for 3 years running.

This was all made possible while support was available; at Secondary School Mrs Peele was the force behind the girls making it possible for the team to participate in Tournaments by providing transport and referring Saddi to Academy’s for Trials at West Brom and Birmingham city football club.

However things are not always easy living in a Muslim Pakistani family, as football can be frowned upon for any girl playing football in her shorts outside of school. Saddi grew up playing along side her brothers and people in the community in the park up until Twilight.

After keeping away from the game for some period, saddi made a return in 2008 and made history by joining Premier League Team Solihull ladies Football Club as the first ever Asian girl. Her role was so valuable she assisted team to edge to Promotion, with 3rd Position one season and 2nd in 2011 and 2012 Saddi is confident this year will be the most promising year for her as the Team standing Top of the League they could be seeing much better play next season giving herself exposure to play against world Class players she once looked up to. No doubt saddi deserves to achieve the Player of the Season this year again but she has had countless medals, Trophies and certificates since debuting for the Club. Featuring in the Local Papers the girls proved once again how good they were when they won the County Cup.

A young girl who sees a vision to play football at the highest rank, starting off playing in the parks can tell us know better story when aged 19  was thrilled to be offered a Scholarship in America with FirstPointUSA this was surely exciting times but to find she wasn’t unable to go due to financial circumstances, lack of support, prejudice and Family who didn’t see it as a norm, saddi was only left Devastated.  Sometimes good can come knocking your door, but its not always easy living the dream when in reality the mechanisms are not there.

A opportunity missed but this did not keep the skilful talent fade away, instead coming back strong saddi realised it’s also good to do more for others. Doing voluntary work as a Community sports Leader and making time to referee local tournaments and coaching when required.

Now aged 21 Student at Coventry University saddi leaves no gap to make the most of playing Football, representing the Coventry University 1st Ladies FC and working at Warwickshire County Cricket Club and her all time favourite Birmingham football Club, giving her the chance to meet other great sports personalities and given the opportunity to travel with teams when on tour.

Recently in August 2012 Saddi was part of setting a Record Breaking Event

‘The Women’s 20 Hours Futsal Marathon Record’ which hosted by another Asian sports Personnel and close friend Salma Bi.

Things can be difficult to always begin with but this is how dreams are achieved and when your dedicated gradually others begin to believe in you and begin to see what you want from life, the goals and the reasons why you do what you love.

With time things get easier and everyone makes a path for themselves, well in Saddis case the acceptance of playing football came during one incident whilst saddi was playing football at school and her father came earlier then usual to collect her, he witnessed the talent saddi actually had. This has helped her in many ways and to see the passion she has Saddi is still Young, A University graduate and still with the potential to play in the states.

There are countless opportunities for saddi yet to come but a lot more criticism to face it too, she sees Football as her ultimate goal if one door doesn’t open we are certain saddi will find another door instead.

We can only support more and more Asian girls to follow in these footsteps and we also need more and more role models so the journey is begun at an earlier age. Restrictions will always be in place but it is down to you to go beyond your own expectations to achieve your goals, its being recognized which is the crucial step and this is why no other then Young Baller Saddi should deserve to rub shoulders with the likes of top Profiles. If its anybody who can achieve there dreams we Know Saddi Shan Can!

MOST of us have heard of Amir Khan and Shahid Afridi, but how about Ibtihaj Muhammad or Sania Mirza?
All four are accomplished Asian sporting figures who follow the Muslim faith.
But while male role models Khan and Afridi enjoy great wealth and worldwide adulation through their successes in the sports of boxing and cricket respectively, female icons Ibtihaj, an international fencer, and top level tennis talent Mirza receive nothing like the same recognition.
We live in the 21st century, yet still even these days the very mention of Asian women succeeding in sport can be met with an element of surprise, or even disdain.
However, times are changing and two young female pioneers from Birmingham are determined to buck the trend.
Cricketer Salma Bi and Footballer Saddiqa Shan have already proved what they are capable of – but now they aim to inspire many others to be like them.
Saddiqa, popularly known as Saddi, has joined forces with Salma to promote Sporting Pathways, a scheme set up in the Birmingham area to increase female participation in sport.
National award-winning Salma made history as the first Muslim girl to play for Worcestershire County Cricket Club and Saddi also achieved a first as the first ever Muslim girl to play for Solihull Ladies FC, who have just been promoted to the Midland Combination League.
It’s not always the norm for an Asian girl to participate in any form of sports outside school hours or above the age of 16.
Yet despite facing family pressures, criticism, lack of financial support or a guide to put them on the right track, Salma and Saddi found the paths to achieve their goals.
They now want others like them with similar ambitions to do the same.
Salma, 27, not only plays cricket for women’s teams, she also turns out regularly for men’s sides in the Birmingham area.
She is among the few club coach level 2 and level 1 umpires running sessions at the state-of-the art S&S Indoor Cricket Centre in Birmingham.
Despite her sporting commitments, Salma has also managed to host record-breaking charity events under the banner of Sporting Pathways – Raising Profiles, which have included 10 and 20-hour futsal marathons, two indoor T10 World Cup cricket tournaments and a World Dodge Ball competition, since March last year.
The reason for organising these events was two-fold – raise money for deserving causes and encourage female participation in sport.
Salma also runs the first ever Asian futsal team to compete in the Birmingham League – The Great White Sharks.
As well as being a prolific wicket taker in county and club cricket with her spin bowling, Salma represents the MCC and recently played against Japan.
A regular pundit for the BBC Asian Network and an ambassador for many sporting projects, she is also guiding the sporting careers of her sisters.
Aisha, 18, has been offered a futsal scholarship, while Anisha, 17, is a Warwickshire U17s player.
The cost of living does not pay for itself, though, and Salma has to combine all of her sporting activities with a career as a dialysis nurse.
For some time, Salma has ploughed a lone furrow in her mission to get more Asian women involved in sport, but now Saddi has joined her as an ambassador for Sporting Pathways.
The 21-year-old has already made waves as part of this season’s promotion-winning Solihull squad and her input was highlighted when she won the Players’ Player of the Season Award.
Saddi is turning heads by being unique in her ways of not only playing football but believing in herself no matter how tough things can get.
She was offered a soccer scholarship with FirstPoint USA but missed out due to certain barriers at that stage in her life.
However, this did not stop her later getting opportunities to play for West Bromwich Albion and Birmingham City teams before signing for Solihull.
She still does development work with Birmingham City and occasionally for Warwickshire Cricket Board alongside her quest to eventually play football at the highest level in the FA Super League. 
Saddi also represents the football team at Coventry University, where she is studying physiotherapy with the prospect of running her own clinic in the near future.
She has also joined the Great White Sharks, who play in the Birmingham Futsal League Premiership every Wednesday.
Having gained the experience of doing voluntary work and organising exhibition events, Saddi looks forward to working alongside Salma promoting sporting activities across the country with the prospect of working towards her coaching badges, as well aiming to become a role model for the younger generation. One of the best ways of highlighting talent is by bringing it all together under one roof at a glitz event.
In October, the Asian Football Awards will be staged at Wembley, the home of football and a platform to make dreams come true.
Saddi is one of the nominees for the Asian Female Footballer of the Year accolade. If she was to win it, it would be the first piece of recognition for her talents.
“We all create our own journey in the hope that one day we will achieve our dreams,” said Salma.
“If we can’t grasp one opportunity, we can find a way to create another one that gets us closer to our goals.
“Being an Asian female can mean we need to sacrifice a lot either for family or personal reasons because that’s how society sees it, but we can also be proud to be Asian because that’s what makes us stand out, and against all odds get that one bit closer to the ultimate goal.”
These are exciting times for Role Models Such as these and we can only give them the support they deserve. The perfect Superwomen of our generation who can not only juggle Education, Work, Family, Sports, Community Projects and still stay focused on Achieving there Dreams!