Born on the 19th August 1990 in the town of Cammarata, Sicily, Camilla Cordella grew up watching her favourite team, Palermo, with her father Luigi. Her bedroom was pink, but unlike other girls, it wasn't pink because of dolls or princesses, but to match the colours of Palermo. She would spend her evenings, weekends and holidays going neck to neck with the local boys as they passed a weathered ball around a dusty square. She would often getting hurt and the boys would push her to her limits, but she would never cry and gave back as much as she could take. When her father died of a heart attack in 2004, as the team won the Serie B and promotion to the Serie A, Camilla's last words were a promise to finally bring success to the club by whichever means possible. By this point she was playing football at a regional level. In 2012, her playing career came to an end after a bad injury, so Camilla went to Rome where she studied to get her football badges, working her way up to the Continental Pro. During her studies, she worked in various coaching positions and had work placements at AS Roma before heading home to Sicily and getting a position at Parlermo.
When Bruno Tedino was relieved of his role as head coach in the summer of 2018, Camilla managed to convince the board she was the right person for the role. They had misgivings because of her gender and age, but believed the fans could be brought round by her determination and charm, and it would always be helpful to have a lifetime supporter at the helm. Camilla promised attacking football and to develop and use players from the team's prestigious youth academy. Could she carry out her father's dreams and take on the best in Italian football?