Meet the first professional Khoja golfer

Zaahidali Nathu is celebrating a first – he is believed to be the first member of the Khoja community to become a professional golfer. The 21-year-old Canadian turned pro in August after completing his collegiate golf career at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Zaahidali, from the city of Richmond, has a successful amateur career […]

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An amazing and enjoyable afternoon playing golf

On Saturday 10th August 2019, SJ Kids’ Socials organised a trip to Lost Jungle London for an exciting and adventurous day out to play crazy golf. Once the girls arrived at the golf course, they were split into two groups – one to play the Amazon course and one to play the Congo course. The […]

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Seniors celebrate Sports Day

On Wednesday 31st July, SJLS held its first sports day for the Seniors at our Hujjat Centre. 52 ladies competed in 4 teams across 5 traditional sports day stations including the egg and spoon race, the ring toss and the beanbag balance relay. It was a closely fought competition but in the end, the red […]

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My “thumping victory” from Allah

Yasin Merchant’s standout achievement was to win the Asian Snooker title – in dramatic circumstances, with a helping hand from Allah. But as he explains here, sport is perfect preparation for success in all walks of life. Yasin says: “What I love most about snooker is that it gave me an opportunity to showcase my […]

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“Amazing spectacle” brings community together

This year’s Stanmore Jafferys Festival of Rackets has been hailed the best ever after 460 players took part in 37 exciting competitions. The weekend of 6-7 July saw fantastic finals, thrilling exhibitions, celebrity appearances, a buzzing family picnic and an interactive Wimbledon fanzone marquee. Held at the Royal Masonic School in Rickmansworth, it proved to […]

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Diversity lesson from England’s World-Cup winning cricketers

A top campaigner for diversity in sport has called on British tennis to follow the example set by England’s multicultural cricket squad. Writing in UK national newspaper The Independent, chairman of Stanmore Jafferys Racket Sports (SJRS) Abbas Merali claimed sport is “a unique force for social good.” “The England cricket team has received as much […]

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