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2023 Muslim Schools Soccer Tournament



On June 15th, 2023, the Newton Athletic Parking in Surrey played host to a remarkable event as the BC Muslim School soccer tournament, marked its triumphant return. The tournament, featuring 16 teams from Azia Islamic Academy, BC Muslim School, Richmond Surrey Muslim School, and the Iqra Islamic School, proved to be a resounding success, bringing together students from different schools and fostering a sense of unity, teamwork, and sportsmanship.

After a three-year hiatus, the tournament underwent a significant transformation aimed at promoting collaboration and cooperation. By merging schools and forming teams consisting of both Surrey and Richmond students, Janief Mohammed, the event organizer, sought to create an unforgettable experience that celebrated the power of teamwork and the values of sportsmanship.

The revamped format sparked enthusiasm among the participants, who eagerly embraced the opportunity to compete alongside their peers from different backgrounds. The emphasis of the tournament was on building bridges, expanding horizons, and promoting mutual understanding through the beautiful game of soccer.

Throughout the day, the Newton Athletic Parking was filled with the sounds of cheering fans, spirited competition, and laughter. The matches showcased the remarkable talent, determination, and camaraderie displayed by all the participating teams. The players demonstrated their skills while upholding the values of fair play, respect, and collaboration, setting an exemplary standard for young athletes.

In addition to the exhilarating matches, the tournament provided a platform for students to forge new friendships and create lasting memories. The merging of talents from various schools not only enhanced the level of competition but also fostered an environment of mutual learning and growth.

"We are thrilled with the overwhelming success of this year's intra-Muslim school soccer tournament," said Janief Mohammed, the event organizer. "The participation and sportsmanship displayed by the teams were truly inspiring. Alhamdulillah it was heartwarming to witness students from different schools come together, support each other, and celebrate the spirit of Islamic unity."

The event concluded with an awards ceremony, where participants were recognized for their outstanding performances and contributions to the tournament. The awards were presented by esteemed individuals, including Sharif Khan (Danny), Dr Ali Mihirig, Hassan Malam, Feroz Khan, Feroz Dean and Aaron Khan. Their presence added prestige to the occasion and highlighted the importance of acknowledging the achievements of the young athletes.

Among the notable winners were Surrey Schools made up of Iqra Islamic Academy and Surrey Muslim School, who emerged victorious and took home the annual Championship Trophy Cup. Their exceptional teamwork, dedication, and sportsmanship were celebrated, further reinforcing the tournament's emphasis on unity and collaboration.

The success of the Muslim school soccer tournament serves as a testament to the power of inclusivity, diversity, and shared experiences. It not only highlighted the talents of the participating students but also demonstrated the potential of sports to bring people together and create a harmonious environment.

We extend our heartfelt appreciation to all schools, coaches, teachers, students and volunteers   and spectators who contributed to the success of this memorable event. Their support and dedication made it possible to promote unity, foster friendships, and celebrate the true spirit of sportsmanship.

For further information, please contact:

Janief Mohammed 604 612 0850
Aarif Khan 604 715 3705
Omarr Khan 604720 7335


Article Source: ALAMEENPOST