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Message from Yaseen Parkar (
"Assalamu alaikum brothers and sisters, I am your new Head of Sports and Recreation. Those that know me know that I have a passion for sport and a passion for my community and I hope that my team and I can bring as much activity as possible to all sections of our community - male and female, young and old. I have served on the committee many times but I am keen to get younger members into these roles so I hope in 4 years time you will see somebody completely different fulfilling the Head of Sports role, In Sha Allah. Firstly, let me introduce my team.

Sabrina Parkar

Jabine Parkar – who said spouses shouldn't work together?

Kashif Dalvi

Zaed Parkar

Aleem Modak - Aleem is the KCL centre Assistant but will be supporting the Recreation team

Nazeema Tambe

• Kokni Badminton tournament took place in Birmingham on 15th October 2016. 3 Luton pairs took part, got as far as quarter finals.

• Grant funding of £5,000 received from Beds & Luton Community Foundation (LLAF Fund 2016-17) on 29/11/16. Letter confirming receipt issued on 12/12/16, as required.

• Men’s swimming – Esaa Mahmood is regular lifeguard. Turnout continues to be good, except on 8th January 2017 (1st week back after 2 week Christmas shut down.

• Men’s football – regular attendance most weekends (14-16). Nizam/Zenny/Hish continue to manage team selections each week.

• Ladies swimming – attendance continues to be erratic but still good enough to continue for now.

• Funding continues to be available for female life guard qualifications. A couple of our younger ladies are attempting to take the qualification.

Also to Come:
• Ladies 'pitch and putt' at Stockwood Park

• HLD propose Sat 18th March 2017

• Sports Day event – 13th/14th May 2017

• Fun Day – Sat 5th August 2017

• Yaseen to contact Cardinal Newman School and book dates provisionally

• Golf Day – late April 2017

• Seaside Trip – organize jointly with ladies committee?

As you can see from the above, the team have some great ideas and are keen to put them into action but without your support and interest these events will be for nothing. So let's resurrect the sporting spirit within our community and make the effort to see each other more In Sha Allah. Please contact Jabine Parkar to discuss any of the above events or if you have any suggestions of your own. My team and I look forward to hearing from you, and remember we are here to serve you. Finally, let me leave you with a quote: Believers in Islam must take care of their spiritual, emotional and physical health. Our bodies, the most complex of machines, are given to us by Allah as a trust. They should not be abused or neglected but maintained in good order.

Yaseen Parkar

Saturday / Tuesday

Men's Swimming (Saturday)

3pm - 4pm:
Denbigh High School

TBC (Tuesday)

Other Activities



10:30am - 12:30pm Men's Football

4pm - 5pm: Ladies Swimming, Denbigh School (Under Review)

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