Lara played football at both semi-professional and professional youth club levels in Jordan for 10 years.
At the age of 26 she decided to switch her career and focus on football coaching starting as an assistant coach with a Not-for-profit youth development company “Aurora” in Jordan, alongside taking the professional experience coaching the girls’ senior team in her prior club “Orthodox Club” in the Women’s Pro League in Amman/Jordan. After completing her AFC B qualification, she was the head coach of the U17 Girls team. Once she completed her A license in August 2021, Lara made the move to Dubai with TFA.
As Lara gained her coaching experience through working with both advanced and beginner levels, alongside leading a sports development department. This gives her a specific expertise and deeper insight into youth development on and off the pitch which she aims to bring with her to TFA.
While at TFA, Lara aims to raise the awareness that football is a sport for girls as well through the campaign “Girls Can Play Too”. She is determined to develop the girls’ team by creating a safe environment for all levels where players are always being supported and encouraged to improve their weaknesses and continue to develop their strengths. However, most importantly she wants to contribute to the TFA environment where players learn life skills through the sport they admire.