Rimla Akhtar is named 15th in the Top 50 Most Influential Women in Sport (August 2015)

A passionate player, and a supporter of Liverpool FC. In 2014, Akhtar became the first Muslim woman on the FA Council, an institution which even its own chairman, Greg Dyke, described as “overwhelmingly male and white”. She also chairs the Muslim Women’s Sports Foundation.

Originally published at: http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/the-50-most-influential-women-in-sport-the-full-list-10446935.html

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