Our Team

Shafique Govani

Chairman

Volunteering Experience:

SJ Chairman Chairman, Middlesex FA Inclusion Advisory Group Head of SJFA S I Madressa Principal WF YND Head

Sports Interest in General:

Playing weekly community football. Represented SJ Volleyball in UK and International Tournaments. Following football actively and ardent supporter of Liverpool and childhood favourite club IFK GOTHENBURG (Sweden)

SJ Motto:

Community Heart, Commercial Mind

Abbas Merali

Vice Chairman

Volunteering Experience:

Stanmore Jafferys Chairman for four years: 2014 to 2018 Current Vice chairman 2018-2020 Madressa HED Teacher SJFA FA Level 1 Coach

Sports Interest in General:

Actively played: Cricket Football Volleyball Racket Sports Golf Currently focus on Cycling & Swimming

SJ Motto:

Building brotherhood and bonds through universal language of sport

Qayam Kassamali

Secretary

Volunteering Experience:

Was an active volunteer back in Kenya. Sports - volunteering experience; Cricket scorer, Umpire. Part of the sports committee in Mombasa. Social/community - part of the Rotract clubs. Volunteered at various Jammat programmes.

Sports Interest in General:

All sports, but Cricket in particular. Runs in the family. Played for Jaffery Sports Club Mombasa at the highest level from a very young age. Football, player in goal and right back. Badminton, squash, volleyball, table tennis, tennis.

SJ Motto:

Nothing more satisfying & rewarding than volunteering in your community.

Zameer Nazarali

Assistant Secretary

Volunteering Experience:

Assistant Secretary with KSIMC of London Founder and Head of Safeguarding panel

Sports Interest in General:

I have a passion for football, both playing and organising! In general, sports are a fantastic platform from which to create an amazing social and community experience...

SJ Motto:

Enjoy the little victories of life and let the disappointments drive you on to achieve greater things.... Ultimately each of these steps is one that takes you closer to success!

Asgherali Gulamhussein

Treasurer

Volunteering Experience:

Volunteer at KSIMC Hujjat. Volunteer with HAC/HAS serving Hujjaj. SJFA FA Level 1 Coach

Sports Interest in General:

Keen footballer and tennis player. Have also dabbled in other racket sports.

SJ Motto:

Teamwork makes the dream work.




Mustafa Daya

Assistant Treasurer

Volunteering Experience:

Volunteer at KSIMC Hujjat (Stanmore). Volunteer with European Hajj Mission. Assistant Treasurer for SJ since 2017

Sports Interest in General:

SquashTennisGym Indoor Climbing

SJ Motto:

"Fear is linked to failure." (Imam Ali AS).Try hard and try your best!

Arif Bandali

Head of Marketing

Volunteering Experience:

I have had the pleasure of serving my community since an early age serving chai during iftar in our first centre in Hammersmith, as well as being a car park volunteer. And now being in the SJFA team since its inception, where I've had the opportunity to gain my FA Level 1 and 2 badges.

Sports Interest in General:

I've played a number of sports including football where I was involved in league teams and entered many inter community tournaments.

SJ Motto:

Be Remarkable.

Irfan Moosa

Head of Digital

Volunteering Experience:

Community Volunteer

Sports Interest in General:

Enjoy playing different sports and a Man United fan!

SJ Motto:

"The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members" Coretta Scott King

Mohamed Ladha

Head of SJ Fund Development

Volunteering Experience:

Involved in community volunteering previously in Toronto, and more recently as part of SJ in London. Mohamed has supported SJ in AV and Media at both Salaam Cup and the SJRS Festival of Rackets. Mohamed is currently helping SJ build our cycling brand.

Sports Interest in General:

I have always been interested in sports from a young age. I believe sports in a community bring individuals from different backgrounds together through common interests. Sports is an essential part of integrating our children, youth, adults, and seniors into our community, through building strong foundations. I have played numerous sports through my life, however, over the past few years I have developed a strong passion for cycling, and am looking forward to building a strong cycling presence within the SJ community.

Our Team

Mohammed (Uncle Mo) Valjy

Head, Stanmore Jafferys Football Academy (SJFA)

Volunteering Experience:

Volunteering roles across the board from Hujjat to SIM. Started as a coach for the SJFA; graduated to a secretariat role before taking on the custodian role SJFA.

Sports Interest in General:

Watching/playing all competitive sport is in my veins.

SJ Motto:

We Continue To Drive Football Forward To New Heights In Our Community

Abbasali Merali (Ada)

Head, Stanmore Jafferys Racket Sports (SJRS)

Volunteering Experience:

Management Board Member - Middlesex Lawn Tennis Association Head - Stanmore Jafferys Racket Sports Executive Councillor - CoEJ Assistant Treasurer - World Federation Team captain - Lowlands Tennis Club

Sports Interest in General:

Keen sportsman since young age and have competed in racket sports, football and cricket Currently playing for David Lloyd Northwood Tennis Club in the Middlesex and Hertfordshire tennis leagues Competed and led teams in several Supreme Council Festivals and MAMT Long suffering Spurs supporter!

SJ Motto:

Together we can make a difference in community sport

Sibtain Allibhai

Deputy Head, Stanmore Jafferys Racket Sports (SJRS)

Volunteering Experience:

Team member of Hujjat Green Initiative & team member of SJRS

Sports Interest in General:

Keen on sports and fitness.

SJ Motto:

Bringing people together through sports

Mumtazali Kassam (Captain MAK)

Head, SJ Seniors

Volunteering Experience:

Have served and helped various Jamaats in different capacities. A Qualified ASA Swimming Instructor and Examiner, Organised Swimming Galas & Competitions at Provincial & National Levels in Kenya. A Qualified ECB ACO Cricket Umpire for 20 years. Umpired for Hertfordshire & Middlesex Leagues and also various Community Festivals

Sports Interest in General:

Swim and Umpire regularly. Walking adventures and can have a go at any racket game including football, volleyball and cricket.

SJ Motto:

An active interest in sports can make life worth living.

Mahmood Mawjee

Head, SJ Fitness

Volunteering Experience:

Founder of the SJ fitness initiative in 2016 and 10 thousand steps a day drive in Stanmore. Conducting Sunday boot camps for over 3 years Health and wellbeing awareness seminars across UK International Motivational speaker and leading Fitness activities at various community programs (Supreme Council games in Nairobi, Golf tournament in Mombasa, fundraising in New York, Camp UK, Camp Taha in USA etc) Mahmood has transformed the lives of hundreds of our community members not only in Stanmore but throughout the world.

Sports Interest in General:

Fitness enthusiast with a positive mindset Running and strength training at the Gym.

SJ Motto:

A healthy body equals a healthy mind. Value the free gift Allah has given you by taking care of it and not taking it for granted

Mohamed Ladha

Head, SJ Cycling

Volunteering Experience:

Involved in community volunteering previously in Toronto, and more recently as part of SJ in London. Mohamed has supported SJ in AV and Media at both Salaam Cup and the SJRS Festival of Rackets. Mohamed is currently helping SJ build our cycling brand.

Sports Interest in General:

I have always been interested in sports from a young age. I believe sports in a community bring individuals from different backgrounds together through common interests. Sports is an essential part of integrating our children, youth, adults, and seniors into our community, through building strong foundations. I have played numerous sports through my life, however, over the past few years I have developed a strong passion for cycling, and am looking forward to building a strong cycling presence within the SJ community.

SJ Motto:

Sociable rides for enthusiastic cyclists

Shaneabbas Merali

Head, SJ Volleyball

Volunteering Experience:

Volunteering across sports organisations in Mombasa and Dubai Cricket Captain (School & Community) Part of SJVB Committee 2015 - 18 Head of SJVB 2018 – Current.

Sports Interest in General:

Actively Played: Cricket Football Volleyball Squash Table Tennis Current focus on Volleyball specifically running the academy sessions to bring the next generation through

SJ Motto:

One Club and striving to do the best for VB

Aliakber Ravji

SJ Swimming Co ordinator

Volunteering Experience:

Stanmore Jafferys Swimming 2019- Current

Sports Interest in General:

Helping/Voluterring this wonderful organisation. Actively played: Swimming Fitness Racket Sports Currently focus on Swimming

SJ Motto:

One team, One vision.

Syed Mohammed Jawad (MJ)

Head of Social Media

Volunteering Experience:

Since I can remember – It all started in Milton Keynes, where I was Head of the youth committee and helping with ghusal and kafaan. Since moving to Stanmore, I was a CPV for a number of years and now – a volunteer with SJ!

Sports Interest in General:

Being a Pakistani, it’s wajib on me to love cricket! A close second is football – and before you hear it from anyone else – I’m a Manchester City fan! Other sports I enjoy are chasing my kids around the house so they can complete their chores and homework, walking on tiptoes when the kids are in bed, thumb war and rock paper scissors! I also wish beard-growing was a sport!

SJ Motto:

If you’re always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.