Head of Performance
PhD MSc FHEA BSc
Joined the club: 2014
Achievements: Academic: PhD Exercises Science, MSc Strength and Conditioning, Bsc Sports Science. Football: Played in AFC U-19 Championship (2000), and FIFA World Youth Championship in (2001) for Iran.
Advice from Ali
LCL is an ambitious club and aiming to do everything at the high standard and raise the bar for female football. The club approach is inclusive and provides an opportunity for young players to develop and grow under a highly qualified coaching team. This club is a great place for you if you're an ambitious and hard-working person.
I played for Iran U19 and U21 national team in the Asian Cup and the FIFA Youth Championship. I studied Sports science while I was playing football. I had an early retirement due to personal circumstances and then decided to pursue my education. I moved to the UK in 2011 to do my MSc Strength and Conditioning at the University of Greenwich. After the MSc, I had an offer from the university to do a PhD. While I was doing my PhD I started working and conducting at Millwall Lionesses in 2014 and also RTC since 2015. Since then I stayed at the club until the license for Championship competition was transferred to London city Lionesses. I am also a senior lecturer and program leader at the University of East London.
LCL is an innovative organization. I believe our facility and schedule are the best in our league and even better than some of the WSL clubs. I am looking forward to the new season.