British Wrestling is pleased to welcome two new team members this week. Following the award of legacy funding for the Birmingham Commonwealth Games from Sport England, British Wrestling is pleased to welcome Sahara Mohammed and Celina Hanif to the team.
The B22 Legacy Project is focused on growing female participation in wrestling by working to set up and support regular female wrestling activity in the West Midlands, North West and London/South East regions of England. In addition, the project will support the training and development of female coaches and club administrators to ensure that the activities are sustainable. A key part of the project is the delivery of female-only activities that will bring these projects and other women and girls from across the sport together to develop a greater sense of community.
Sahara is a founding member of Impact Fitness Academy and Chair of the Midlands region.
Sahara’s involvement with British Wrestling might of started through family members. However its fair to say she has developed a true passion to see the sport grow in all communities. Sahara has experience in establishing and developing strategies at club and regional level. Exactly the skills needed to fulfil her latest role as Legacy Officer
Sahara is working part-time on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sahara said “I’m excited to be an official member of British Wrestling and represent the sport. Wrestling has many cultural connections however not everyone gets to benefit due to certain barriers that I hope to overcome through this position”
Celina is another member of Impact Fitness Academy and has grown into the sport over recent years becoming a referee and recently completing her level 1 coaching award. Celina has a wealth of experience coaching people from all walks of life she specialises in hypnosis neuro linguistic programming and performance psychology. Alongside counselling, she has worked with various people in the public eye be that at community events radio stations and TV. She is particularly passionate about improving the mind and how this can be sharpened to hold one’s athletic performance.
Craig Anthony, CEO, said “I’m excited that Sahara and Celina join the team with a real focus on growing female participation. When we set out our strategy in 2021 we clearly identified the need to grow womens wrestling across the UK and the opportunity to build on the large female team at Birmingham 2022 with this legacy project is fantastic. Both have been involved in wrestling for a number of years with Impact Fitness Academy, one of our fastest-growing clubs, and bring a passion for wrestling’s ability to get everyone, but specifically, women and girls, involved in the sport”