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Batting for a better future with Attock Cricket Club

6th January, 2015

One of our longest standing relationships has been with Attock Cricket Club, a community club in the heart of Birmingham.

Attock CC started as a parks team and has developed over the years to become one of the city’s leading club sides. It now has its own pavilion and several trophy-winning teams, including four youth sides ranging from the under-9s to the under-15s.

It also hosts regular coaching and sports sessions for children from local schools and communities.

Islamic Help’s partnership has helped us contribute to the development of youngsters by providing them with a focus and opportunity to improve their life prospects through grassroots cricket.

We hold regular activities with Attock including our annual fun day and fundraising projects for worthy causes, work which has gained the recognition and support of sports stars like England international star Moeen Ali and the Lord Mayor of Birmingham in 2014-15, Councillor Shafique Shah.                                                                                                                                             England Cricket Star Moeen Ali

Moeen Ali was the guest of honour when Islamic Help staged a charity T10 tournament at Attock CC in September 2014. The Worcestershire and England all-rounder took time out to sign Islamic Help cricket bats for charity auctions and was presented with one of our T-shirts by Birmingham fundraiser Syed Ali.

Attock CC meanwhile presented a cheque, via the Lord Mayor, for £4,000 towards our Gaza 100 Water Challenge, which was raised during a charity match where Attock legends took on a Pakistan legends team.