Jasmin Akter

Young Leader, Street Child United

Jasmin captained Team England at the Street Child Cricket World Cup. During the SCCWC, Jasmin gave a speech on behalf of her team at Westminster. In her speech Jasmin highlighted the importance of young women (particularly from a Muslim background) being allowed the opportunity to enjoy sport, the need for decision makers to listen to young people and the necessity for change to create a more equal society. Jasmin is a talented sportsperson, having played cricket for her county (West Yorkshire) and been a part of the Bradford City Academy. Jasmin’s junior cricket team was the subject of a BBC III documentary which focused on their experiences as the first British All-Asian Girls cricket team.