Originally Published: February 28, 2018
Deena Rahman is the co-founder of Tekkers Academy in Bahrain and an inspirational coach. Deena joined Equal Playing Field for the world record breaking match in Tanzania and is coming to Jordan with the squad.
Deena shared with us how Kilimanjaro impacted her and her aims for the future:
‘Kilimanjaro was such a special and unique event in all of our lives for those that took part, and since returning it has driven the passion I have to promote and improve female football in Bahrain to the next level.
I am proud that I have over 100 females playing at Tekkers Academy and this season our U16 girls won the GCC cup and our ladies team have one several tournaments including the first beach Soccer tournament in Bahrain. The response to the EPF initiative has been really positive and only last week when I was introduced to someone they commented ‘oh you are the one who broke a record on Kilimanjaro’.
I strive to be a role model to any young players and when they see for themselves the positive impact and action being put to work, I can already sense they appreciate the environment they are in with us. I am excited to join the next quest in Jordan and continue our journey to an equal playing field.”
Welcome Deena to the squad for the Jordan Quest 2018. We’re looking forward to seeing her skills in the desert sand…