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Vets roll back the years

Emdad Rahman

SONALI OTHITH have commenced training for over 50s, and the management are calling on the community for support.

A four team football extravaganza at Stepney Green AstroTurf saw a mixture of older generation footballers lock horns on the football field. Teams in attendance included Sunamganj, Sylhet District, Tower Hamlets and Sonali Othith, managed by Fawwad Ahmed Khan.

The social gathering included a warm up session, small games, warm down and a meal at the end. Football is still a big part of the lives of these participants, and the training events have been organised to help members keep in touch, support, socialise and keep fit all at the same time.

After the session Sonali Othith Chair Jamal Uddin said, “This is another great initiative by our organisation with fun and inclusive activities designed to engage a certain age group of which many become inactive due to an inability to compete with younger generations. We have a competitive edge throughout, and not only is this a great physical workout but it works wonders for mental health and wellbeing. After many years of being celebrated and feted by the community, it’s very easy for this generation to become forgotten and isolated. We have a supportive community and  will be providing these get togethers on a regular basis.”

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