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Be present and give 100%, always!

by Dana· January 21, 2021· in · 0 comments
High School with 16, Football and Business Math Sport is belonging to Lena’s life, always. She started playing football when she was 8 but parallel she was also into tennis and acrobatics. She is also in the squad of the German Football National Team and right now she is playing professionally for TSG Hoffenheim, here she has matured as a woman and a player . Lena finished with the age of 16 her High School and studied Business Math.  Kicking it in Borrowed Shoes  Ago, her father didn’t want her to play soccer — nonetheless she did it secretly. Lena kicked a lot with boys. Her father wanted her to stay in athletics, but she decided to continue playing soccer. However, she always had to borrow shoes from a friend. What she loves about soccer? While playing soccer you can live different sides of your character, you can be a team player and live out the aggressiveness of a fighter, too. And you can share all your emotions with the team, you are not standing alone. About soccer as a concept Lena likes especially that the tension is splitting on the whole team — in tennis you are carrying it all alone. All eyes are on you only. And also, you can be very emotional in soccer, that motivates her a lot! You are sharing feelings of happiness and disappointment […]
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Giving up? There is no such thing!

by Dana· September 19, 2018· in · 0 comments
In June 2017 I was the last one who arrived in Arusha to join the highest altitude game of football with Equal Playing Field. Actually I was assigned to another group but Laura Youngson approached me and pulled me into the Warthogs. A colorful mix of one co-founder, former international players, female FIFA representative from Australia, my backpack-buddy and filmmaker, a lovely French piper, our wise doctor and these two young chicks from Jordan. I thought: wow really? Haneen and Yasmeen, Ying and Yang. Young and yet so mature in mind. On the way to their challenge of their life. There were enough reasons to give up, but many more to go on. And within a year I experienced a wonderful development of both. And these to youngsters became co-organizers of Equal Playing Field Jordan. Yasmeen M. Shabsough or Shabsi as we call her lovingly. She was 5 years old when she first started to play football. Most of her time with her brothers and cousins, but today only she is playing still. It was hard to play football as a girl but her family was her backbone always. Their support helped Shabsi to continue going. Besides all obstacles her mum made […]
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