Talking to UK’s first Sikh female footballer

Spurs striker Sandeep Tak tells Min Kaur Podcast is facing some obvious challenges but is determined to stand out from the crowd

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Sandeep Tak: UK first Sikh female footballer

If she wants to make the cut, she has to be the best player on the pitch. That’s the story of Sandeep Tak, UK’s first Sikh female footballer.

“A coach said this to me once what matters is the top 3 players on the pitch, that’s who people are going to remember from that game. I have to be the top 1 on the pitch, it can’t come down to the top 3 cos I won’t get noticed like that,” Sandeep shares in the maiden interview at Min Kaur Podcast. Listen to the interview here.

“It’s happened many times. I’ll be in the top 3 on the pitch but I will probably be the 3rd because of who I am.”

Sandeep adds: “Not only is it hard to be a footballer in its own right but to be a Sikh female footballer and all the stuff that comes with it, its nice to know your representing something thats much bigger than you and to be able to showcase that in this element of something is really special.”

After playing for the clubs like QPR and Watford, Sandeep is now with Tottenham Hotspurs’ where she leads the attack.

Freelance journalist Min Kaur is also an events host and henna artist. She manages the Min Kaur Podcast.

 

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