UCLan Sports Coaching student Sarah Nickless has been chosen to spend a week in Rwanda as part of the FA's Changing Lives Programme.
Following an interview at Wembley Stadium, Sarah secured a place on the scheme which allows four young leaders the opportunity to travel to a country in Africa for a week in February 2014 to deliver a football leadership course.
Candidates must show a commitment to the Football Futures Programme and their own personal development. Those picked are expected to inspire and empower peer leaders to continue their work into their own communities.
Course Leader Cliff Olsson said: "Sarah fully deserves to be selected. Throughout her time at UCLan she has taken every opportunity to develop herself. This is a wonderful chance for Sarah to add to her experience and skills."
During her time at UCLan Sarah has secured a role as a Football Activator, working in conjunction with the Students' Union to help increase football provision at the university. She has also established her own female drop-in session at the Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre on Friday afternoons.