Lipa Nessa

Lipa is a member of the Youth Sport Trust Youth Board. Positioned at the heart of our organisation, our Youth Board represents and communicates the views of all young people to inform and enhance our work.


Formally a semi-professional footballer and now a grassroots coach, co-founder, sports activist, and I sit on several sports boards . One of which is the Youth Sport Trust, where I am a trustee and the youth board chair. My passion for football is constantly growing and led me to coin my catchphrase “I’m going to change the world with a hijab on my head and a ball at my feet.” I want to be the change and continue to challenge myself whilst engaging with minority communities; by doing so my catchphrase will become a reality.