Al Madina’s sporting ethos is that physical exercise is good for mind, body and spirit. Team sports are good for learning accountability, dedication, and leadership, among many other traits. Putting it altogether by playing a sport is a winning combination. We believe that if you are going to do something you must do so consistently and professionally to a standard which others should aspire to reach.
Al Madina’s sports programme aims to equip participants with a sporting attitude that stays with them and supports them for the rest of their lives. It has diversity and inclusion at its heart with an overall aim to promote personal
development through one-to-one and team engagement facilitated by experienced trainers and mentors, with a view to focusing their attention on positive future goals and provide a safe and most importantly, a reliable and continuing
space for them to address their individual concerns. By personally developing and supporting the youth engaging in the sports programme, the organisation has been able to provide them with the confidence and ability
to engage in positive activism within the community and be empowered to speak out and be resilient to many things including extremist rhetoric.
Our youth programme is exciting and designed to identify, train and deliver tomorrows leaders. It is our youth who will safeguard our work and our futures and therefore investing in them is off paramount importance. Through our inclusive sports delivery we have been able to access not only the disillusioned and disenfranchised youth within the Muslim community but also those from diverse communities who have been welcomed into our family and today make up the rainbow of participants engaging without barriers.
In February 2017 Al Madina mosque was voted the winner of the Connecting Communities Award at the British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards (BEDSA) held at the Holiday Inn Mayfair. The award recognised Al Madina as having made a significant impact on bringing communities together through sport or physical activity at a local level in England.