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Yusra

“Through FBB, Ceylon has been someone I feel like I can talk to about anything. It can be challenging at times opening up, but knowing I am in a safe place is really nice.”

Which year group are you in?

11

How long have you been a part of FBB?

1 year

Describe yourself in 3 words?

Passionate, helpful, sporty.

How would your teachers describe you in 3 words?

Calm, considered and talented.

What are your passions/hobbies?

Football. Yusra is a very gifted footballer who previously didn't have the opportunity to play.

What are some of the challenges you’ve faced before FBB?

My behavior. Whenever I get in trouble, Ceylon gets on me about it. And it makes me not want to get in trouble. She would then go through how I should have behaved, and other ways I can express myself that won’t get me in trouble or be problematic.

How has FBB helped you to overcome those challenges?

Through FBB, Ceylon has also been someone I feel like I can talk to about anything. It can be challenging at times opening up, but knowing I am in a safe place is really nice.

What has been your favourite experience with FBB so far?

I don’t know if I have a specific experience but I love FBB because you have the opportunity to meet new people and discuss different things. I also love spending time with my friends after school and playing football with them.

What do you hope to do in the future?

I really want to make my family proud. They have given me so much, so I would like to have the opportunity to give back to them everything they have given me.

Quote from FBB Project Lead

"Yusra always loved playing football but never had an avenue to do so since the girls football team disbanded at her school. Since joining FBB, Yusra's technical ability has improved dramatically and this has built her confidence in school and on the pitch. Due to growing up in The Netherlands, she was selected to model the Netherlands national team kit for the Women's World Cup in a global Nike campaign with This Fan Girl."

Quote from your link teacher

"Yusra is a very thoughtful young woman who has developed her football skills through FBB. It has been amazing to watch her passion ignited and be surrounded by role models who share her love for the game."