West Ham Girls: Rayhan Noor lands U18s position as Nadia Khan enters Pakistan document books and Ruudy Yusuf prepares to return | Soccer Information

Rayhan Noor has taken up the position of West Ham Girls U18s assistant supervisor and is predicted within the dugout for Sunday’s journey to play the London Metropolis Lionesses Growth facet.

East Londoner Noor is a part of a highly-rated group of aspiring coaches from various ethnic backgrounds working throughout West Ham United – with fellow South Asian heritage coach Mo Ali additionally making huge strides working on the membership’s well-known ‘Academy of Soccer’ beneath the tutelage of academy director Ricky Martin and his assistant Kalam Mooniaruck.

Former membership striker Carlton Cole additionally coaches on the academy, whereas long-serving UEFA A Licence coach Stephen Opoka is in control of the ladies’s U21 facet, and is the one Girls’s Tremendous League academy supervisor from a various ethnic background.

British-Bangladeshi Noor is predicted to get alternatives this season to work alongside Opoka and the U21 squad, which feeds instantly into West Ham’s WSL first-team.

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Stephen Opoka is West Ham’s WSL academy supervisor

The 23-year-old, who’s from the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, is a UEFA B Licence candidate and holds an FA Degree 2 expertise identification qualification.

Noor spent a season working with the U14s beneath Nick Crickmar and Taylor Gillings, and was requested to remain on the next yr to work with Dominic Edwards and the U16s crew. He reunites with Gillings who manages the U18s.

Yusuf set for managerial return

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Ruudy Yusuf is ready to affix Hounslow Girls after leaving Harlow City Women

Hounslow Girls are set to nominate Ruudy Yusuf in a transfer that may see the East Londoner grow to be the one British South Asian heritage supervisor within the prime 4 divisions of both the lads’s or ladies’s sport.

Yusuf – who beforehand labored beneath Jamie O’Hara and recently-appointed West Ham Girls’s supervisor Paul Konchesky at Billericay City – parted firm with Harlow City earlier this month after a yr in cost on the Essex membership.

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Ex-Billericay City boss Jamie O’Hara mentioned he was actually impressed by his former first-team coach Ruudy Yusuf

Sky Sports activities Information understands former Harlow City Women coaches Junior Ndigwe Kings and Ethan Barr will be part of Yusuf at Hounslow.

Hounslow are away in a Division 1 South East conflict at Wymondham City this weekend.

Nadia Khan enters Pakistan document books

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Doncaster Rovers Belles star Nadia Khan returns house a record-breaker

Doncaster Rovers Belles star Nadia Khan has written her identify into folklore after turning into the primary Pakistan Girls’s participant ever to attain 4 objectives in a world match.

Khan scored all 4 objectives within the second half, earlier than chipping in with an injury-time help in Pakistan’s 7-0 South Asian Soccer Federation Championship (SAFF) win over The Maldives in Nepal.

Sky Sports activities Information revealed on the finish of final month that Khan’s paperwork had been accomplished, permitting the Rovers Belles attacker to fly to Kathmandu to hyperlink up along with her new Pakistan team-mates, who have been returning to worldwide motion after eight years.

Khan, who qualifies to play for Pakistan by way of her mother and father’ heritage, grew to become one of many first British-Pakistani ladies ever to play for the nationwide crew when she made her SAFF debut within the opening sport loss to India.

Khan shot to prominence when she scored a 45-yard screamer – labelled as an early contender for the FIFA Puskas finest aim award – for Rovers Belles towards Solihull Moors on the ultimate day of final season.

The 21-year-old is a former Leeds United Ladies’ Centre of Excellence participant, who has been taking part in for Rovers Belles since 2018.

Soccer unites behind native Blackburn facet

Euro Garages FC

Blackburn Rovers joined fingers with the Sky Sports activities and Sporting Equals partnership and Watford on Tuesday night time to face in solidarity with native facet Euro Garages FC.

Euro Garages FC gamers have been focused by members of the opposition in a neighborhood Blackburn league sport final month, with disturbing pictures from the match caught on CCTV and circulated broadly on social media.

Sky Sports activities Information’ British South Asians in Soccer lead Dev Trehan contacted Blackburn Rovers integration and growth supervisor Yasir Sufi after the incident to specific concern, with the pair decided to attempt to supply some help to Euro Garages FC after the traumatic episode.

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Blackburn Rovers’ Integration and Growth Supervisor Yasir Sufi and Head of Operations Lynsey Talbot reacting to the membership touchdown final yr’s EFL Range award

They determined to plan a get-together at Ewood Park for Tuesday’s go to of Watford, giving everyone the chance to satisfy in particular person, share experiences and be taught from each other.

Watford’s head of equality, range and inclusion, Dave Messenger, and Alan Lau – founding father of followers’ group ESEA Hornets – additionally lent their help in a sport which finshed 2-0 to the house facet.

Euro Garages FC supervisor Mohammed Hansrot mentioned: “It was a very good expertise and an ideal instance of unity. It was a tremendous gesture, significantly when no one needed to do something. To recognise what has occurred and provides us the chance to return collectively like that is nice.”

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Alan Lau and Lawrence Lok are encouraging extra East and South East Asians into soccer teaching to assist make the sport extra various

Blackburn’s Sufi mentioned: “It has been an outstanding day, which has seen all of us come collectively to make a distinction. The hope is that this may be the beginning of many extra optimistic issues to return. After we work collectively, we win collectively.”

ESEA Hornets founder Lau added: “I felt it was essential for me to be right here to signify Watford and stand in solidarity with fellow Asians within the sport.”

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