AMYA Hertfortshire organise a Successful 24-Hour Charity Football Marathon raising £15,000

Over six hundred individuals, including local youngsters, grassroots football team players, adults, members from Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) UK, and participants from community programs delivered by Watford Football Club Community Sports and Education Trust (Trust), came together to participate in a remarkable 24-Hour Football Marathon. The charity event, held on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st May, took place across Vicarage Road Stadium and Watford FC’s Training Ground in London Colney. AMYA UK partnered with the Trust for this event, which was sponsored by WTW, to raise vital funds for both the Trust and fellow charity Humanity First.

The regional youth leader of the Hertfordshire chapter of AMYA UK Saeed Nazir, said:

“Islam teaches us that serving humanity is an essential part of our faith. Through such events, as well as fulfilling our religious obligations, we get to bring communities and youth together and have fun playing football whilst raising much-needed funds for various children’s charities. The event was a huge success, and we look forward to continuing our partnership with Watford FCCSE Trust in the future.” 

The 24-Hour Football Marathon was a resounding success, and its impact on the community and the charities involved was substantial. Participants demonstrated their dedication and passion for the sport, contributing to the vibrant and energetic atmosphere that permeated both Vicarage Road Stadium and the Dome at Watford Football Club Training Ground. Their collective efforts resulted in an impressive fundraising achievement, with £15,000 raised during the event.

The Trust’s Events & Marketing Officer, Leah Crocket, expressed her gratitude for the event, saying,

“Congratulations and thank you to all the players, team managers and spectators for playing their part in a wonderful two days of football and raising vital funds for two extremely good causes. Thank you must also go to our event sponsors WTW, our friends at AMYA UK, and of course, the many staff and volunteers who helped before and during the marathon, this would not have been possible without their support.”

AMYA UK and the Trust share a common commitment to fostering unity, building bridges, and serving humanity. By joining forces for this remarkable charity football marathon, they exemplified the power of collaboration and the positive impact that can be achieved when communities come together for a greater cause. Not only did this event generate vital funds, but it also facilitated a sense of camaraderie and inclusivity among diverse participants, fostering a stronger and more closely-knit community.

Chairman of Humanity First UK, Dr Aziz Hafiz said:  

“We are pleased the event went really well, everyone had fun and together, we raised £15,000 that will help thousands of children here in the UK and in Africa by providing clean water solutions.”

The success of the 24-Hour Football Marathon highlights the importance of engaging young individuals in positive activities and encouraging community participation. AMYA UK, in collaboration with the Trust, remains committed to providing opportunities for personal growth, community development, and charitable initiatives. The event’s profound impact will continue to resonate within the community, encouraging others to contribute to worthy causes and promote harmony through sports.