I started playing football since 1st grade. I began playing on my own within the neighborhood streets. Years later, I entered Sports for Life football team and that was when I took the game of football seriously and had progressed in my game play.
I did face criticism since I am a girl, many people questioned me on why I play football and I have been told I will not have a career or future in playing football. I did not listen to these intended comments to discourage me because I recognize how football is my passion and how amazing I feel while playing it. My number one supporter has been my family, and throughout the 5 years of playing football with the Sports for Life team, my coach and teammates have consistently supported me.
I am aiming to be a well-known and reputable football player, and my role model has been my football coach Yumon Masri. I am so grateful for her in being my mentor and coach, and for the NGO Palestine Sports for Life for developing a football team and training sessions to develop female football players.