While some dates are to be announced (TBC), there’s a lot planned for the Federation of Middlesex Sport this year.
Below is a brief overview of what we have planned at SJP in partnership with the Middlesex Federation of Sports Clubs FOR 2024.
Events at Silver Jubilee Park Stadium in partnership with the SJP Charitable Foundation.
There are two football tournaments planned to promote awareness regarding violence against women and girls (VAWG). These are specifically aimed at female secondary school pupils from Brent, Harrow and Barnet.
The schools are identified by the Met police to establish those who are potentially most at risk and are invited to take part in the tournament.
There will be exhibitors in the club with females not only from various walks of police, emergency services and military life. We will also have people from Fearless.org, Abianda and UCFB. We will also be running self-defence inputs in the form of boxing sessions in a sectioned of portion of the club.
The coordinator is PC Ben Eynon the Youth Engagement Officer for Brent Barnet and Harrow.
Brent Primary Schools Festivals
Each year we invite local Primary schools to take part in fun football festivals to encourage healthy lifestyles.
Working with the Brent Primary school’s sports partnership we identify those year groups that wouldn’t normally represent their school or be given an opportunity to take part. We also encourage both boys and girls to play in teams together and also select children that would most benefit from physical activity.
There are two festivals planned and it is being coordinated by John Creith with UCFB supplying teams of students to set up and run the day.
Brent Well Being Games – Mental Health
This is specifically aimed at those who are dealing with mental health issues. There are a number of benefits where physical activity helps how we feel mentally.
Teams from a variety of organisations across the borough will attempt a broad range of activities to encourage more people to take part in regular physical exercise. The games are also helping people to socialise and work together in teams.
Coordinator is John Creith again supported by UCFB.
Mini World Cup
A football festival to celebrate the tenth anniversary of us owning SJP. Brent is one of the most diverse boroughs in the country and we will invite different communities from the borough to take part.
It will be an exchange of cultures to create awareness and understanding of each other. Twenty-four teams, with equal numbers of boys and girl’s teams, will play in this fun festival with all teams having a chance of success. Exhibitions including dance and talks will help people understand and appreciate the different the different cultures.
Coordinator John Creith assisted by UCFB.
Cricket Tournament – Middlesex State Schools competition
John Creith and Jeff Barnes working with running the Cricket Society Trust’s Fred Trueman/R66T Academy state Schools cricket competition in Middlesex.
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Jeff Barnes is Chairman of Middlesex Heritage, founded to protect the identity of the historic county, and also chairs the Federation of Middlesex Sports, and the registered charity the Wise Foundation, where he is also treasurer and a trustee. He is also treasurer and a trustee of The Cricket Society Trust, and treasurer and founding committee member of the Middlesex Coaches Association, a qualified cricket umpire, coach and still playing.
He is a Managing Director of a business management, consultancy and mentoring company and Managing Director and adviser of an independent Financial services and planning company.
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