SPA UK Sandesh 2017 - Page 14

YOUTH HIRE N PR A JAPATI Namaste and Jai Shree Krishna What a fascinating and challenging year 2017 has been for SPA (UK) The 5th annual SPA (UK) Golf SPA (UK) Annual Sports Day. It was Youth Team. This year we looked tournament was held at West hosted by SPA Bradford. Anyone who to organise two events including Midlands Golf Club in Solihull hosted has previously helped or hosted this the Sports Day at Leeds Beckett with the support of SPA Birmingham. event will know the difficulties. SPA University, hosted by SPA Bradford. Around 41 golfers travelled from Bradford begun to organise the event across the nation to tee off. The two years ago and as always, they Firstly, I would like to welcome a golfers were treated with great showed great community spirit and new member to the SPA (UK) Youth weather and it was nice to see some did an unbelievable job. They showed Team – Ravi Mistry from Coventry. new faces along with some ladies, great organisation skills and worked It is great to have new members which is always great to see. The together to ensure the day went as joining the team with different ideas day was rounded off with a buffet smooth as possible. and views. Further to this I’d also meal and the presentation. The event like to welcome other youth leaders would not have been possible without Over 450 people attended the sports who have joined at branch level. I the excellent organisation skills of day from across the nation, out of am looking to work with everyone Divyenbhai, Gulabbhai, Bharatbhai which were 280 participants from to progressing the Samaj forward. and the support of SPA Birmingham. 14 branches. This figure is a slight The event raised a total of £570 which increase from the previous year, will be donated to a charity. however it is far fewer from what we “...Around 41 golfers travelled from across the nation to tee off. They were treated with great weather. It is always great to see some ladies taking part too...’’ have had in previous years. Noticeably, The annual SPA (UK) Cricket this was the third year on the trot Tournament was planned to be without the Football Juniors or Netball held in Wellingborough this year, category. They were very popular in however due to lack of teams and the previous years. participation, the event did not go ahead. I would like to thank Bradford, The Youth Team has previously Leicester and Walsall for their effort suggested to perhaps work with local to put together teams for the event. branches to promote youth or sporting events, for example a Midlands Our next big event was the 39th 12 vol. 42 | Prajapati Sandesh 2017 branch hosting a regional badminton