WHAT A WEEKEND we can honestly say hand on heart that MAMT 2016 has been a tournament to remember. From the very entertaining cheers to the delicious food to the unparalleled hospitality by the hosts and not to forget the many trophies that we won, we all came away from the tournaments with unforgettable memories we will cherish forever.
This year we saw a record number of first timers going to MAMT and many of these first-timers WON our trophies for Birmingham.
The results from the weekend are as follows:
Birmingham Comets came third in the group stages. Birmingham Stars came top of their group and made it to the semi-final After a very tough match which saw the girls playing their hearts out they lost narrowly to Stanmore.
We had a friendly over 35+ mixed unity game which was well represented by the Brummie ladies Lutfiya Aunty and Fatim Bandali who won their game.
Birmingham City came third in their group stage. We have to give credit to Nikhat Aunty who after only two days of training made some heart-stopping saves I think Joe Hart better watch out.
Birmingham United came second in their group stage and made it to the semifinal. They had a very hard match with the reigning champions and their Goalkeeper Mumtaz Aunty made many amazing saves. After a well-fought game, Birmingham lost to Leicester.
This sport saw our biggest number of entries and also spanned the widest age range.
10-12 Age Group;
Singles Winner: Aleesha Lakhani
Doubles Winners: Aleesha Lakhani and Aleena Velji
Singles Runner Up: Nishad Bandali
Doubles Winners: Nishad Bandali and Fatema Damji
Singles Runner Up: Shakila Meghjee
Special mention to Shazmeen Dhalla and Shazia Somji who entered the Advanced Category and played extremely well against some very stiff competition and Husna Aunty who only started playing recently and bravely took on some difficult opponents.
21+ Category Winners: Mumtaz Ismail and Nikhat Panjwani
These ladies kept their win a secret and I think we were soooo proud of their achievement.
We cannot end this without saying a big THANKYOU to each and every participant who represented Al Najiyaat this year. We felt like a family especially having all the Aunties keeping us in check making sure we were well fed and motivated. I would also like to take this opportunity to THANK my coordinators Sukaina Rashid Hemraj, Fatema Soonsara and Nabila Mohammed for Netball. Mussarat Bandali for football and Natasha Rajpar for badminton without whom things would definitely not have run as smoothly. They have dedicated their precious time ensuring we are all trained and ready for the tournament and Inshallah look forward to a bigger stronger team next year.
WE ARE BLUES
WE WILL FIGHT
WE ARE BRUMMIES DYNAMITE
Al-Najiyat Sports Team