Board of directors

Shaneabbas Merali

Trustee – Head of Gents Sports

Volunteering experience:
Volunteering across sports organisations in Mombasa and Dubai Cricket Captain (School & Community) Part of SJVB Committee 2015 – 18 Head of SJVB 2018 – 2021

Why volunteer for SJ?
Actively Played: Cricket Football Volleyball Squash Table Tennis Current focus on Volleyball specifically running the academy sessions to bring the next generation through

Motto:
One Club and striving to do the best for SJ

Sabiha Chagpar

Trustee – Head of Ladies sports

Volunteering experience:
Trained MHFA (Mental Health First Aid) England Volunteer. Administrator at Hujjat Saturday Workshop for the last 12 years. Head of Stanmore Jafferys Ladies Sports from 2019-2020 and then from October 2021 to now

Why volunteer for SJ?
To give back to this wonderful community we are part of and encourage fellow brothers & sisters to get involved, build friendships and have fun!

Sporting interests:
Almost anything! Played for Middlesex County Cricket as a teenager and actively play football and badminton but keen follower of everything from tennis and athletics to snooker and darts!

Safia Tharoo

Elected Ladies Trustee

Volunteering experience:
I have held various voluntary positions within the community, including teaching at Hujjat Saturday Workshop for nearly 20 years, serving on the Executive Committee of Hujjat Stanmore and leading on the programme of work undertaken by the Hujjat Resident Aalima. I am also a governor at two schools, including Hujjat Primary School.

Why volunteer for SJ?
SJ is a wonderful institution that encourages our kids and ourselves to be active, whilst also strengthening the social bonds between us. My family and I have benefitted greatly from all that SJ has to offer, and it seems only right that I use whatever skills and experience I have to support SJ in the next phase of its development.

Sporting interests:
I have two boys who are interested in any and every sport, as a result of which sport is a big part of my life! Whilst they will watch (and make me watch with them) any sport they can, in terms of active participation our favourites are table tennis, cycling, running, and swimming.

Nilofar Dhanji

Appointed Ladies Trustee

Volunteering experience:
Former Treasurer for SJ Ladies Sports 2015-16

Why volunteer for SJ?
Having seen the initial stages of the SJ Ladies Sports, I’ve been keen to return and assist once again in this wonderful project I’ve watched serve the community and grow over the years. I also take part in SJ sports every week, it’s accommodated my love for football for over 20 years and I would love to give back where I can.

Sporting interests:
I regularly play football, love swimming and any activities in nature such as hikes and cycling.

Zahid Khimji

Elected Gents Trustee

Volunteering experience:
Over the years, I have volunteered with The World Federation, Stanmore Jaffery’s, the ELC, Hujjat Annexe and other roles within our Hujjat community. My current involvements also extend to Hand on Heart and QFatima.

Why volunteer for SJ?
I was privileged to serve in two of SJ’s committees during the 2000’s. I am excited to join at a stage when SJ has established a phenomenal range of sporting services for our young children up to our seniors, and for brothers and sisters. With the community’s support, we can continue to deliver more.

Sporting interests:
Football has been my primary sporting interest for many years. In the last 18 months, I have tried tennis, badminton, running, hiking, and swimming. I am now quite open to trying almost any sport!

Wasim Fazel

 Appointed Gents Trustee

Volunteering experience:
Founder and chair of Jaffery Dental Society Core member of salaam cup 2016-2019 Part of team for SJRS Coaching qualifications in Football and Cricket.

Why volunteer for SJ?
Actively played: Football, Table Tennis and Tennis Current focus in cricket coaching.

Motto:
The greatest game you can win is won within.

Shafique Govani

Ex Head of SJ – Trustee

Volunteering experience:
SJ Chairman Chairman, Middlesex FA Inclusion Advisory Group Head of SJFA S I Madressa Principal WF YND Head

Why volunteer for SJ?
Playing weekly community football. Represented SJ Volleyball in UK and International Tournaments. Following football actively and ardent supporter of Liverpool and childhood favourite club IFK GOTHENBURG (Sweden)

Sporting interests:
Community Heart, Commercial Mind

Sibtain Allibhai

KSIMC trustee

Volunteering experience:
Active member of the community and current president. Ex Vice Chair of SJRS

Why volunteer for SJ?
Sports is a key part of my life to stay healthy and fit. Played all sports throughout life with emphasis on racket sports. Taken part in many sports festivals locally and internationally.

Motto:
Bringing community members together under the umbrella of sports. A healthy community is what we should all aspire towards.

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