Role Models: Footballer and Coach Nagin Ravand

“Even if it’s something you think is very basic, do your best to pass it on, because someone will be grateful for your existence.”

Nagin Ravand has always had her eye on the ball when it comes to gender equality and opportunities for everyone on the football (read: soccer) field. “When I finally got the chance to start something myself, I started my own girls’ team,” she tells us. “There were no local clubs for girls. And then suddenly one girl, two girls, three girls, so on started coming and it spread like rings in the water and by the third year I had almost 40 girls on the field.”

For her incredible work in championing girls on the football field, Nagin received a prestigeous Danish award called the PlanBørnefondens Pigepris 2020, and we couldn’t love it more! We’re so grateful that she wanted to share her story with us, and can’t wait to see what other amazing things she accomplishes!

We’re in the middle of our new Sunday series introducing you to some of the role models that inspire the sh!t outta us. We asked them about life, perspectives and moments, creating space for people and their stories. We’ve got new videos dropping every week, so check back soon to meet your next role model!

Interview + Filming:
Nikolaj Rohde Simonsen Emma Ishøy
Alex Jespersen

More from this series:
DJ + Indigenous Activist Aviaja
Curve Model Zelma Lewerissa


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