Terchoun was one of 14 promising participants selected to take part in the programme, which is tailored to prepare women for leadership roles in football.
She has won the Swiss league seven times, appeared in the UEFA Women's Champions League and represented Switzerland women’s national team 13 times but has not had the opportunity to earn a living as a player. Instead of giving up on football as a job, she has begun a career path to improve pay and conditions for the next generation of female footballers.
As Player Relations Manager at the Swiss Association of Football Players, she is making an impact off the pitch at the age of 25.
How did your life as a footballer lead to your current role?
I started playing football because my dad did and, at first, I just played with the boys at school. However, over time I took it more seriously and as I began playing with other girls and then for the national team - I soon realised that this was my passion.
I was successful with FC Zurich and my plan was to move abroad and play professionally, as that is still not possible for women here in Switzerland. However, I’ve had to accept the reality that, due to various injuries, I wouldn’t be able to take my career to that level.
For six months I took a role coaching younger girls, and it changed my approach to women’s football entirely. There’s so much to do for these girls, and I wanted to dedicate myself to helping them – which led me to my job at the union here in Switzerland.