Saadia Ashraf, Female Football Coach
MONTREAL, CANADA–Saadia Ashraf is the head coach of the flag football team at John Abbot College. She was an integral part of the program in both touch football and tennis until she graduated from John Abbott in Business Administration. She was a nominee for the Jeff Mills Memorial Cup because of her leadership qualities, dedication, integrity and work ethic.
Ashraf graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Education in Physical Education. Currently she is teaching at Lindsay Place High School. Her previous coaching experience included 5 yrs at Beaconsfield High School and 2 years at Lindsay Place with the girlsâ€™ football teams
She also coached the Quebec Hurricanes for 2 years, a girlâ€™s provincial flag football team and plays for the Quebec Storm. Both teams play 8 on 8 semi-contact flag football and participate in tournaments in the U.S. In addition she currently manages and plays for the Montreal Warriors, an A level team which participates in flag football tournaments in Ontario and in Quebec. She played for the New Galaxy, a professional womenâ€™s tackle football team and played for the Montreal Blitz, the local womenâ€™s tackle football team.