Our community is blessed with athletes and sportsmen throughout the generations and many of our respected elders today were leaders and stars back in Africa. As sports has always formed an integral part of our community, our grandparents and parents ensured this was maintained as a key component when forming the structures post migration. As a result of all this hard work and their prayers, we are blessed with the organisation and facilities we can offer our members today.
It is essential our community ensures sports and well-being filters across the whole community and engages segments across the age-groups. In line with this, one of the key SJ priorities for this term was to extend our portfolio to formally and actively engage the seniors.
On Wednesday 27th February 2019, Stanmore Jafferys had the honour to formally inaugurate SJ Seniors department at the weekly gathering where the SJ Chairman, Shafique Govani, was given the opportunity to present the vision and objectives which was well received amongst the target audience.
This milestone in our club’s history also witnessed the formal appointment of the SJ Seniors co-ordinator, Mumtazbhai Kassam now formally known as Captain MAK, an avid and active sportsman with a wealth of experience on his CV.
|Mumtazbhai has worked tirelessly over the past number of weeks to ensure a solid foundation is established for this new department with the aim of initiating the activities with immediate effect.|
Joining hands with a group of colleagues, the first event was held on Tuesday 5th March at the Hujjat Centre where more than 40 people joined in to participate in a range of activities including table tennis and carom. Furthermore, the Seniors SJ membership has now reached 70+ within 2 weeks
The plan going forward is to arrange activities every Tuesday mornings and all seniors are encouraged to become part of this club and participate regularly.
For further information and/or enquiries, kindly contact the SJ Seniors co-ordinator Mumtazbhai Kassam by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or please speak to him directly during one of the programmes at the centre.
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