Tuesday, July 26, 2011


Emdad Rahman: The 4th annual United Madrasah Championships in Athletics 2011 (UMC), organised by London Islamic School in partnership with Newark Youth London has taken place at Mile End Stadium.

The event was sponsored by the Canary Wharf Group and other local businesses. It involved four Tower Hamlets based Independent Secondary schools for boys - Mazahirul Uloom London, Ebrahim Academy, London Islamic School and London East Academy. The schools competed against each other in mini Olympic style fashion to be labelled the United Madrasah Championship winners 2011.

The year 8 shield went to Mazahirul Uloom London, the year 9 shield to London East Academy, and the year 7, year 10 and the coveted overall championship was won by London Islamic School.
Arif Abdurrahmaan, the PE Teacher at London Islamic School said ‘There is so much talent in independent schools in the field of Athletics which sometimes goes unnoticed.

“With the Olympics coming soon to London, we want an event like this to bring together all the local independent schools so we can identify some of these prospects and refer them to borough teams.”

Newark Youth London Chairman, Emrul Islam said ‘we are very proud to be official partners of this event and are looking forward to working with London Islamic School to help this event grow further in the coming years.”

The day ended with an encouraging speech from Chair of the Council, Councillor Mizanur Choudhury.

During the presentation ceremony Councillor Choudhury said: “It’s great to see such an event. With the Olympics coming to the London, we will be at the forefront of sporting world. With the spotlight on London, this is an opportune moment for our young guns to excel in sports.”

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