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Last Updated: Tuesday, 11 September 2007, 12:25 GMT 13:25 UK
Profile: Zaynab Ahmed
Karl HallTerrance WallenDavid ConnisZaynab AhmedKyle StewartKate WilsonGraham LupepeJamal Othman

My name is Zaynab Ahmed, I'm 23, from Liverpool, a city known for its cheerful and humorous population.

I'm currently involved in running a women's football team called Liverpool Muslim Ladies.

Football is a sport that I have enjoyed playing, but because of religious teachings it was not appropriate for us to join other teams.

At first I thought Your Game was 'another tick in the box for the BBC'

So I helped set up Liverpool Muslim Ladies, giving young Muslim women the opportunity to participate in sports in an environment which respects their beliefs while promoting an accurate portrayal of Islamic culture and women's issues.

LML had the fantastic opportunity of being part of the first ever legacy of the BBC Your Game project in 2006.

Despite losing in the final, we were awarded the Fair Play award at our regional event, which gave us the opportunity to become "the first ever Muslim Scousers to play at St James Park!"

Your Game is a friendly and diverse project which contributes, assists and offers support and training opportunities for all those involved in working in the community.

At first I had a sceptical image about the project trying to convince myself that it's just "another tick in the box for the BBC".

But Your Game welcomes people from all different abilities, religion, gender and race, which delivers and provides prestige facilities.

Having the opportunity to be actively involved in the BBC Your Game 2007, I would proudly like to announce that my personal ambition is to become an international spokeswoman for women playing football or working at community sports level.


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