International Women's Day

Enjoy the journey - Amina Graham


Enjoy the journey - Amina Graham

Tell us about your role(s) in football

I am a barrister and Head of the Regulatory Legal Department at The FA.

What does a typical week look like for you?

Every week is completely different. My team deals with disciplinary matters from step 4 of the football pyramid to the Premier League. We deal with on field matters as well as off field and integrity matters such as betting, discrimination, anti-doping, safeguarding, intermediaries and much more.

Who are/were your most important female role models?

My mum is and has always been a great role model for me. In addition to this I have looked up to many inspirational women such as Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, and even celebrities such as Beyonce and the Spice Girls (for ‘girl power’!)

Tell us one thing still on your bucket list

To set up a charity for disadvantaged children

Where is your go to place to get away from it all?

Any holiday in the sun which allows me to unwind and relax.

What has been your proudest moment in the last 1-5 years?

I have many proud moments over the last 5 years and couldn’t pin point one. I think it’s important to enjoy the journey to your achievements as much as actually attaining the achievement itself.