Yemeni community football team in Birmingham [Archives:2004/759/Last Page]

August 29 2004

Mohammed bin Sallam
H.E. Mike Gifford, The British Ambassador, held a reception party in his residence where he hosted the Yemeni community football team from Birmingham (Muath WelfareTrust) team, on Tuesday 27thth July 2004. The team is comprised of 17 youth who arrived in Sana'a last Sunday 25thth July, on an invitation by the Ministry of Youth & Sports, here. A number of Yemeni sports chambers in Sana'a, Ibb, Taiz and Aden will participate in the cordial matches till 15thth August 2004. The team in question has actually started playing against Sana'a Al-Yermook team, yesterday – Wednesday (28thth July). As anticipated, it will play versus Shaab team of Ibb, tomorrow, Friday (30thth July). It will also play against (Al Saqr team) of Taiz, the coming Tuesday – 3rdrd August. The same team will play in Aden against Telal on Friday the 6thth August. It is anticipated to play its final matches against the Yemeni community team of Jeddah the ground of Sana'a stadium. The Yemeni team of Birmingham is headed by Mr. Buhlool Amin Saleh Al Shamiri, the relations director of Yemeni community team in Birmingham and accompanied by an English instructor. Mr. Buhlool has expressed his pleasure as well as the team members' joyfulness at their first visit to their homeland. “They will return again by a football team representing all the Yemeni immigrants in Britain as a whole but not just Birmingham alone”, concluded Buhlool.
It is worth mentioning that the Yemeni community in Birmingham alone reaches to approximately ten thousand inhabitants; it is considered as one of the biggest communities in this Town (Birmingham).
The Yemeni community's sons in Birmingham could establish a charitable society called (Muath Welfare Trust) with the generous collaboration from Hayel Saeed Group taking care of their affairs and maintaining their problems. As well, the society offers humanitarian services to all the local community in the town (Birmingham), to both the Yemenis and non-Yemenis.