Lipa made quite the name for herself during her time at UCFB thanks to work with the likes of Adidas, Kick It Out and the 2019 Women’s World Cup. So it’s fair to say that she is well and truly sticking to her motto of: “I’m going to change the world with a hijab on my head, and a ball at my feet.”

On top of her coaching work, the BA (Hons) Sports Business & Coaching graduate has also been busy planning, writing and recording the increasingly popular podcast I Think She’s Offside, a project she co-founded in 2018.

So, what exactly did Lipa get up to during her time at UCFB? She spent time at the Middlesex FA on their youth board; she coached at Kinja FC in Wembley managing a small team of coaches; and then she joined the Youth Sport Trust, first as a board member and then as an ambassador – both roles of which she still holds today.

Most excitingly, Lipa was sent to France last year for the FIFA Women’s World Cup as a brand representative for sponsors Adidas. There, she documented her passion for the women’s game through social media which culminated in her carrying the match ball on to the field prior to the England vs Scotland group game.

Speaking about her time at UCFB, Lipa said: “When I realised I was one of few females on my programme it was daunting at first, but I soon realised that overall there’s a lack of woman in sport. To change the minority into a majority it will take time, especially in coaching, but there are many sporting bodies that are working towards this goal. Having degree programmes like this that helps attract more females to break into the coaching world, will really help.”