On 20-21 July 2019 SJ Ladies hosted the Marhaba Festival of Rackets 2019 and what a festival it was!


As we reflect on a weekend which saw 800 pieces of fruit on a fantastic tree, 585 incredible matches, 58 worthy trophy recipients, 19 separate tournaments, 16 generous sponsors and 1 community coming together in the spirit of rackethood; we are truly humbled by the feedback we have received.

We would like to say a massive thank you to all participants, spectators, volunteers, sponsors, donors and coordinators for making it an unforgettable weekend.

Click here to see a video of a selection of memories from the weekend.

To view more photos of the event, visit our gallery.

Congratulations to all the winners and finalists. Please click here to see the list of honours as well as some thoughts shared by various individuals during and after the event.

For us, the community spirit seen at Marhaba stood out and was wonderful to see. With this in mind, we wish you all the best of luck for MAMT 2019 and we look forwarded to welcoming you back next year for Marhaba 2020 InshAllah!


MAMT 2019


On a sweltering August bank holiday weekend, 197 SJ Ladies & Girls made the trip up to Birmingham to take part in MAMT 2019. The tournament overall boasted 486 participants in what was the biggest Ladies MAMT tournament in recent times. The standard of play across all sports hit new heights showing how far Ladies sports has come in our



All 5 sports were hotly contested in both the girls and ladies categories with all courts and pitches

filled with the sound of cheering as all players motivated each other to bring home the wins!


SJ excelled in every sport and gained numerous awards. But the bigger win was the outstanding

akhlaq of each and every player throughout the weekend. Win or lose, the sportsmanship and

camaraderie shown by girls and ladies alike was second to none and something that we are truly

proud of. A massive congratulations to all SJ teams and players for representing our community

so magnificently.


All final results, winners and runners-up, from MAMT 2019 over the 2 days across all sports categories are presented here:

MAMT 2019 Results Pack

Stanmore Jafferys would like to congratulate all participants for their hard work and admirable performances

As you can see, the number of trophies we brought back home is phenomenal. This is a credit to the players and their parents. However; it could not be possible without our sports coordinators who work tirelessly every week to organise training sessions to allow our players to get to this standard and coordinating the MAMT entries. 

A sincere thank you also to umpires and volunteers from all Jamaats, to the COEJ MAMT Team and to Al Najiyaat (Birmingham Ladies Sports Team) for organising an excellent weekend and the warm hospitality.
Please forgive us for any shortcomings during this MAMT process, and we thank you all for representing Stanmore to the highest standard!

The Ladies CoEJ MAMT Team would really appreciate any feedback in order to build on and improve your MAMT experience for future tournaments. 

Please fill out this form by clicking the link below:

On Sunday 17th November, 70 SJ girls and ladies headed to leafy Croydon for the 2nd Hyderi Nisa Sports Badminton Tournament


Hyderi Nisa Sports Badminton Tournament 2019


Over the last few months, our ladies have been training hard for the Unity Games 2019 to be held from 24th-29th December in Dubai.


The squad has gone from being 30 individual members back in August to One Team and One Family ready to give it their all across the four sports – netball, football, badminton and table tennis – in the hope of bringing back gold for Stanmore. The competition will no doubt be immense, but the ladies are up for the challenge!

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See the send off dinner

See the send off video


2019 ended with the Unity Games in Dubai where Team SJ showed true spirit, courage and determination across all 4 sports. Congratulations to the Stanmore Queens on winning the netball cup and the Stanmore Racketeers on coming runners up in the badminton plate 

Well done to all players on showing great sportsmanship throughout whether it was helping to umpire and marshal or running to other teams to offer advice and cheers. The squad represented the Stanmore community and SJ club badge with pride, honour and professionalism.


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