Published On: Sun, Jul 20th, 2014 on 8:41 pm

Fairbank United Presentation Night pulls out all the stops for charity

Fairbank United Presentation Night

(l-r) Winner of the Chairman’s Award Abdul Shafi with Cllr Amir Hussain

Young players have been awarded at Fairbank United’s prestigious Presentation Night, having also raised money for charity.

Local councillor Amir Hussain was the guest of honour as a long time supporter of the club. He spoke of his favourite moments from watching the clubs youth team’s and his delight at how the club had grown over the years.

Individual awards were given out to players who had improved the most over the season, as well as special recognition to volunteers who had played a significant part in helping the team’s coaches over the past year.

Bilal Saleem was awarded Fairbank’s Player of the Year Award, whilst Hussain Iqbal won a U15 Top Goalscorer Award along with his father Zaffer Iqbal who was given the Club Secretary’s Award in recognition for the help he provided the club over the last year.

The club’s predominantly Muslim members opened their fast together in a charity iftari, and used the opportunity to raise money for those people less privileged in war-torn areas in both Syria and Palestine.

Club chairman Shazad Bashir was delighted with the way the club’s members responded to the appeal.

He said: “This year the fast’s are long and hard, but at least we are safe in the knowledge that when we come to break our fast we will be well fed.

“I felt it was important to highlight the fact there are fellow Muslim’s who after a long fast will struggle to find food on their table.”

Half the money raised was given to club member and former coach Nazim Ali, who successfully completed the Leed’s 10k run while fasting and raised money for Penny Appeal charity’s Syria Emergency Appeal.

The rest of the money is to be donated to the Ummah Welfare Trust’s Emergency appeal for Gaza.

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Akif Waseem

- Management Committee Member of the Spen Valley Football League and the Bradford and District FA

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