Stanmore Jafferys Football Academy

2017/18 SJFA Kit Sponsor

Coaches

Managers / Coaches

All our coaches have FA CRC, First Aid and Safeguarding Certificate

 

Tier 1 (U5/U6)


Abbas Khatau
Manager

Father of 4 boys, passionate about football, happy to be part of a vibrant SJFA team
Football team: Arsenal. COYG

 

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Jamil Merali
Coach

Jamil is a coach of tier 1 and enjoys working with the young kids. If he hadn’t had a career ending ACL injury whilst playing football, he would have been playing for the club he supports – Liverpool and made sure Gerard never slipped against Chelsea.

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Hasnain Karawalli
Coach

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Raza Jaffery
Coach

“As the father of two young children, I am passionate about youth personal development. I feel through participating in sport children have the opportunity demonstrate and experience personal attributes, such as grit, resilience, perseverance. These attributes are extremely valuable in today’s world and I’m glad SJFA is providing our youngsters an opportunity to gain and demonstrate these attributes in a safe and welcoming environment.”
“Little things, make big things happen” – John Wooden


Sadiq Merali
Coach

“Sport and competition has always been an important part of our community life. SJFA encompasses the spirit of our community by bringing together our boys in a sporting environment. I am proud to be part of this and feel passionate about getting the younger boys, whatever their standard, to feel part of this club”


Syed Amir Zaidi
Coach

“At the age of 41, It dawned on me that it was unlikely that I would be picked up by any Premiership Scouts, despite my obvious talent. Having already mastered Subbuteo, Fantasy Football, and Pro Evolution Soccer I decided to try my hand at coaching.

In seriousness, Football can help young people with health, confidence and teamwork. By learning growth mindset principles in sport, kids can apply them to all aspects of their life to become role models for the next generation.”

Level 1 qualified coach and Tottenham fan – COYS

Mustafa Muraj
Coach

Tier 2 (U7/U8)


Murtaza Hamir
Manager
FA Level 1 Qualified

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Afzal Merali
Coach
FA Level 1 Qualified

 

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Ashiq Damani 
Coach
FA Level 1 Qualified

“Absolute privilege to be coaching our budding footballers. Although coaching involves facilitation of fun and self-development, being in a community domain requires the role to also be a carer, guide, guardian and an example. I’m very passionate about the tactical side of football and encouraging players to improve every aspect of their game.”
Team: Manchester United


Sajjad Taqi
Coach

Father of two, proud to be part of the SJFA. Committed to coaching, competition and player development.
Team: Chelsea FC

Altaf Daya
Coach

“Passion about coaching, passionate about football, passionate about our community “


Roshanali Merali Dewji
Coach

A-level student studying maths, economics, politics and psychology with a keen interest in football looking to give back to the SJ community by helping improving the standards of football in the youth.

Tier 3 (U9/U10)

Abbas Ismail (Bruce)
Manager
FA Level 1 Qualified

“I love our community and our community projects. Managing Tier 3 for SJFA is another way for me to give back.
I like my teams to be very competitive and confident, but at the same time humble in victory and gracious in defeat.
My training motto: we back our skills, no matter who the opposition.”

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Sabir Datoo
Coach
FA Level 1 Qualified

“Having conquered the Fantasy League world, I’ve now become a qualified football coach who is committed to the development of the players, both in football and socially.
With hard work and dedication, I plan to deliver a fun and successful journey for all!”
Team: Manchester Utd

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Tahir Alloo
Coach
FA Level 1 Qualified

“Vision for SJ kids: Just to come and play and enjoy themselves.  If we can win some trophies or medals along the way, then that’s a bonus.  Emphasis on enjoyment.
When I first came to this country in 1983 we didn’t really have a community, as the mosque was far and people lived all over the city. 
Over the years, there was an effort made by one man to bring kids together through football.  He had designated areas where you could go and get a lift to Brunel University (our equivalent to The Hive), where we all played together.  Slowly we made friendships, and those friendships are still in place 30 years later.  So if one man could do this, then imagine what a team of people i.e. SJ can do for all.”

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Safraz Valjy
Coach
FA Level 1 Qualified

“Rome wasn’t built in a day, but I wasn’t on that particular job!”
Team: SJFA

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Yaseen Valjy
Coach
FA Level 1 Qualified

“Giving back to the community through my passion for football. Bleed Arsenal red right down to the bone.”


Nazir Rajwani
Coach

Tier 4 (U11/U12)

Fuad Musa
Manager
FA Level 1 Qualified

“Hands on leader enjoying every aspect of coaching from drills and man-management to matches. Focused on making training an enjoyable yet beneficial experience to all involved regardless of ability.”
Football Team: Manchester United

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Nazir Dewji
Coach

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Asgherali Gulamhussein
Coach

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Kumail Jaffer
Coach
FA Level 1 Qualified

“Glad to have taken on the role of player-coach, having been involved with the playing side of SJFA for a number of years.
SJFA has come a long way in the recent past – and I want to help propel it forward further by helping develop the players – both technically and with their love of the game.”

Tier 5 (U13/U14) 

Hussein Pirbhai
Manager
FA Level 1 Qualified

“Inside you must believe  that you are the best  player. Outside you must learn from others every single day.”

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Abbas Merali
Coach
FA Level 1 Qualified

Favourite Player: Paul Ince
“Under the stewardship of Uncle Mo as the manager, you can hear him a mile away when he is coaching and roaring the boys on and is very thankful for this opportunity which is an honour and a real joy.
The best part of coaching is the rapport and lifelong bonds you build with the players on and off the football pitch.”

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Shams Janmohamed
Coach
FA Level 1 Qualified

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Gibran Pirbhai
Coach
FA Level 1 Qualified

“Hard work and a positive attitude is key to success.”

Tier 6 (U15/U16)

Hassnain Suleman
Manager
FA Level 1 Qualified

“Coaching United for over 30 years from my armchair. Always promoting positive community growth.
Passionate about football”
Team: Manchester united


Kumail Merali
Coach

 

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Mazharali Gulamhussein
Coach

 “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard”


Shabbar Kassam 
Coach

Shabbar is a new addition to the SJFA coaching family for 2017. Having grown up in South London supporting his beloved Crystal Palace, Shabbar has a great understanding of how the beautiful game should not be played! His aim is to develop players from our community in reaching their maximum potential, whilst enjoying the fruits of teamwork and community interaction.