Spotlight on CCG Members - Zuleikha Chikh - July 2020

Spotlight on CCG Members - Zuleikha Chikh - July 2020

Jul, 1 2020

University of Central Lancashire Student Union President

In 2012 the London Olympics dominated the summer headlines. Back then young people were inspired by the athletes and some have gone on to becoming athletes themselves.

Now eight years later individuals who watched in awe as they saw their favourite athlete compete for gold are striving for a career in sport today.

This month’s ‘Spotlight on CCG Members’ is Preston based Zuleikha Chikh. Let us learn more about her empowering endeavours.

Zuleikha is currently studying at UCLAN on the Sports Business Management course and is also a Sports Activator.

But her interest in sport is more than just wishful thinking. Her past achievements are evident that she is determined to rise to the top of her game and become a notable person in her community. Zuleikha has fulfilled the following career goals:-

  • Being recognized in the Top 30 Muslim Women in Sport Power List
  • Volunteer of the Year at Lancashire Sports Awards
  • UCLAN  Students' Union Sports Personality of the Year
  • Award for Academic Excellence in the discipline of Sports Business Management 2019.

In addition to the above, Zuleikha is also founder and chair of the UCLAN Women’s Futsal Club. Within that club she has 17 registered players who compete in the British Universities and Colleges Sport league and 20 recreational players from over 11 nationalities.

Last winter, she took her experiences from UCLAN to Blackburn to engage South Asian females in football and futsal and empower them to become leaders.

It’s this strong interest in the power of building communities together by using sport as a gateway to unite people from a wide variety of backgrounds on a local, national and international level that sets her apart from her contemporaries.

In 2020 Zuleikha’s involvement in sport is focused on football and futsal.Her current resume reads as follows:-

  • Main role on the FA Female Asians in Women’s Football National Working Party
  • A candidate on the FA University Women’s Leadership Programme
  • Member of the Lancashire FA’s Inclusion Advisory Group
  • Kick It Out Game Changer.

It’s fascinating to see a series of young people who may have been inspired by The London Olympics and through their own vision and abilities are realizing both the potential in themselves and their peer group.

We warmly welcome Zuleikha Chikh to the CCG.

^Alex Ashworth CCG UK Blogger