Roya Mehdizadeh-Valoujerdy

Roya Mehdizadeh-Valoujerdy is a football coach and chair of the FA National Youth Council. On the council, she is the voice of young people and has contributed to the discussion around inclusion and LGBT issues in football.

Mehdizadeh-Valoujerdy, 22, has worked on the FA and Youth Sport Trust national camps and academies, the English Colleges FA National Student Leadership Committee, and been a Kick It Out Game Changer. She has also been a Youth Sport Trust team leader, a Football Development Officer at Horsforth St Margaret’s school, and a senior member of the Derbyshire County FA Youth Council. She recently began working full-time for Football Beyond Borders, an education charity which uses the power of football to support disadvantaged young people in the UK.