Palestine: Sports for Life (PS4L) is a leading Palestinian non-profit Sport for Development organization based in Ramallah founded in 2010 PS4L responds to developmental needs in the marginalized Palestinian communities through sport and life skills and empowers youth and women by operating in a global context and aligning it’s developmental activities and programs with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

This is my story on how football proves nothing is impossible and that no obstacle stands in the way of dreams of fans in this game.

My football ambitions started when I began to participate in school football tournaments and played with my brothers at home. When my team became first place in the Schools Football League in 2018, it pushed me to participation in a football team in my city. This team was founded by Palestine: Sports for Life (PS4L). When I first trained with the team, I was warmly-welcomed and received words of affirmation from my coach. From the first day my couch was impressed with my speed, and throughout the years my skills have only improved through my coach is keen eye in identifying which skills to develop on. Not only has my skills improved over the years but the game of football developed my personality and taught me about life. Through the motivation I gained from my PS4L team, COVID-19 did not hinder my ambitions, I took this opportunity to develop my skills in football.

I have to say, I faced some backlash since I was not conforming to societies expectations in girls not playing sports. But through these difficulties I proved myself through my capabilities when me and the team participated in the 11th Football League. I wanted to show my skills and I did, by scoring multiple goals and distinguishing myself on the field. After two years, I am proud to see where I have come in terms of my skills. I will work now and in the future to become a player in the Palestinian women’s national team and a player in one of the biggest football names in the women leagues.

  • I faced difficulties from society, many did not believe in my capabilities. ‎But through my dedication, my football skills shined through and my personality ‎developed. I will work hard to become a player in the Palestinian women's ‎national team.

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