Saturday 26th August 2017
On Saturday 26th August 2017 we all gathered at Sir Harry's School in Peterborough for the first day of the MAMT 2017 tournament. Within the group of over 200 participants we had 53 Al Najiyaat members all kitted out looking extremely stylish in our new Al Najiyaat tops all ready for the games.
This was the first year that we entered THREE teams in the children's category. A new category for Under 9 girls was introduced in the MAMT 2017 fixtures and we are soooo proud that we took 2 under 9 girls teams. Thanks to the hard work of Mussarat Bandali and Sukaina Tejani Hemraj who have been working hard all year with these girls. The Two under 9 teams, the Birmingham Shooting stars and Birmingham 313 both played extremely well in their games. I think most of their mums lost their voices cheering their daughters on in the games. The Birmingham Shooting stars made it to the finals and after a well fought out game came runners up in the under 9 category. All the girls who participated were awarded medals and we hope that this is the beginning of their journey through MAMT and they will be coming every year and become regulars like us .
12 and Under Birmingham Diamonds
These girls formed their team only recently and did not have any coaching practice. They are a group of friends playing together and they did very well in their games. They played hard and even after a few knocks gave it their all. They were knocked out in the group stage against some very stiff competition.
21+ Birmingham Eagles and Birmingham Falcons
Both teams played really well and the Falcons narrowly missed a place in the semi-finals.
35+ Unity Team
WELL DONE to Azmina Elias Celtic team that beat the Lady Bugs in the 35+ unity games.
This year a new format was introduced to badminton. It took us a long time to work out how things worked but we got there and it saw a lot of the Brummie ladies face some very strong competition. Well done to Shakila Meghjee for WINNING the Championship trophy. Shakila aunty was originally entered in the 50 plus category but as there was not a Lot of players in that category was moved to the 16+ and she really showed us how it's done.
We had one participant for swimming. Fatema Rajbhai, WELL DONE for coming runner up in the 13-15 swimming category.
SUNDAY 27th August 2017