World Radio Day Interview with Omar Salha: Football Beyond Borders & Identity in Sports Mon, 2018-04-09 16:38

In this episode, Laura Siegler talks to Omar Salha, Phd Student at SOAS University. Omar’s research focuses Muslim football players and their role in the integration of the Muslim community in Britain. He is also a member of Football Beyond Borders, an organisation that supports young people from low income background in education, work and public life through football practice.

Omar talks about structural improvements through accommodation of religious practices in football clubs, and the different influences that local sport practices and mega sporting industries have on identity politics.