Elham Asaad Buaras
Noor Ul Islam Trust hosted a successful 16 team football tournament at the Score Centre in Leyton, Waltham Forest, on February 21.
The 7 a-side tournament, co-hosted with Leyton Orient Trust, included participants from the Faith Forum such as Walthamstow Sathya Sai, Waltham Forest Police as well as international charities Islamic Relief and Human Relief Foundation and others.
Noor Ul Islam Trust hosted a football tournament at The Score Centre in Leyton, Waltham Forest on February 21 (Photo: Noor Ul Islam Trust)
Approximately 160 players took part in the tournament, which organisers hope to turn into an annual event. This year’s tournament was launched to promote the Trust’s “rebuilding project to develop a state of the arts Mosque & Community Centre serving the needs of the local and wider community.”
The tournament started with four groups of four teams playing a league format.
In a statement to The Muslim News, Chair of the Trust, Yusuf Hansa, thanked “all the participants, spectators and especially Leyton Orient Trust for their support.”
“The event shows the strength of Noor Ul Islam’s link with the community and how all can all work together.”
North London FC won the tournament beating Hashtag Problem 2-0 in the final.
Noor Ul Islam Trust was founded 26 years ago with the aim of improving the lives of those in the East of London, as well as [among many other things] promote and encourage positive Muslim Community contributions.