Celia Šašić (b. 1988) is one of the stars of women’s football. She played in the Women’s Bundesliga for SC 07 Bad Neuenahr (2004-2013) and 1. FFC Frankfurt (2013-2015). Her international career began in 2005 and she played for Germany in 111 matches before retiring from football in 2015. She won the UEFA Women’s EURO twice and the Algarve Cup three times with the national squad, and the UEFA Women’s Champions League and DFB Cup with FFC Frankfurt. She was awarded the Fritz Walter medal in 2005, and was UEFA Best Women's Player in Europe in 2012 and 2015.
In 2020 she was elected to the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body. Celia Šašić is an ambassador for UEFA EURO 2024 and has been DFB Vice President for Equality and Diversity since March 2022. Celia stands for equal opportunities, the inclusive power of soccer and the conviction to succeed in soccer with fair play, discipline and sovereignty.
Olympian (Silver medalist), World Champion and European Champion in fencing
Strategic advisor City of Dordrecht
Strategic advisor Sports Council the Netherlands
Member Supervisory Board Sportbedrijf Rotterdam
Member HLG Gender Equality European Commission
President National Fencing Federation of Germany
Member Supervisory Board FC Emmen football club
CEO C&E Education and Sport
Professor Olympic Education Sports Academy Belgrade
Chair IOC Athletes' Commission and Board Member
Chair IOC Athletes' Career Programme Steering Committee
Member WADA Athletes' Commission and Foundation Board
Chair EOC Athletes' Commission and Board Member
Chair DOSB Athletes' Commission and Board Member
Dearbhla is a Research and Evaluation officer in the Research and Innovation Unit of Sport Ireland. Originally from Mayo in the west of Ireland, her work involves leading on, developing and implementing a systematic approach to researching and evaluating a range of sport and physical activity participation initiatives.
She has an MSc. in Coastal and Marine Environments and specialised her research in climate change adaptation and sustainability policy development and measuring policy impact.
In her current role, she has worked on upscaling Sport Irelands Systemic Evaluation system and has led on a number of large-scale project evaluations including: Evaluation of Sport Ireland Active Cities, Evaluation of Sport Irelands Innovation for Sport Inclusion Fund and Evaluation of Sport Irelands Social Inclusion Disability Programme Fund.