Over the past 3 years I have been at Warwick, the Magmen have donated sticks and goalkeeping kit to Paradise Hockey. The founders of Paradise hockey have a long history of studying at Warwick and came to us to see if we could help. Below is from Mr Shehzad Ahmed, the Chief Patron of the foundation: from our last donation:
"I want to thank you for your generous donation of used hockey sticks and hockey balls sent through my brother Fouad Chaudhry in March 2016. These equipped "Paradise Hockey Club", our team in rural Faisalabad, Pakistan for the Fifth Annual Fatima-Shah Muhammad Memorial Hockey Tournament played from March 30 to April 3, 2016.
20 teams participated in the event, which attracted more than 5,000 participants representing all age groups. Awareness Walks on Peace, Literacy and Polio and other sports/educational activities were held for the children during the tournament. A copy of the tournament report including photographs and media coverage is attached for your reference
All five Annual Fatima-Shah Muhammad Memorial Hockey Tournaments held during 2012 to 2016 were all hugely successful. The tournaments and the walks were provided vast coverage in the print and internet media. These were also covered in the Rotary Voices/Rotary Blog in 2013 and in The Rotarian magazine in October 2015. The Rotarian is the official monthly magazine of Rotary International and has a circulation of more than 500,000.
PARADISE is our family based non-profit organization. We have been supporting sports activities among the youth in our village Chak 73/RB Karianwala, District Faisalabad for about twelve years now. One of the success stories of Paradise Hockey Club is that one of our team members, Rizwan Ali, is now a selected member of national Pakistan Hockey Team. He is very talented and has become a role model for remaining members of Paradise Hockey Club. There are a few others in our Paradise Hockey Team who have good potential and we are supporting them just like we have been supporting Rizwan. "
More on the 2016 tournament can be found here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_yXxxV-eTJ5YU1ZVE5xRk9XWVE
Unbelievably, a goalkeeping kit sent in 2013 is still being used!
Term has just begun and we already donated a goalkeeping kit. We hope that we can help them for many more years to come! If you have anything you are willing to donate, please let us know!
Updated 11:42 - 27 Feb 2017 by Magnificent Men