We’re proud to announce that our Fundraising & Community Relations Officer, Abdul Samim Khan, recently received a Local Legends Award for outstanding contributions to his local community in Queensland. Abdul Samim established the Logan Roos Football Club in 2017 to help migrant and refugee children build friendships and develop social skills through sports.
Furthermore, Abdul Samim’s main aim of establishing the club was to keep the youth out of trouble and off the streets. “There are many kids with natural skills and if they are looked after and nurtured properly they can become great players and build a career, and in return they can give back to the community,” Abdul Samim says.
Likewise, people of all backgrounds and cultures are joining, thus the club has become more than just a sports venue. It has become a place where families from migrant and refugee backgrounds gather to network and connect with one another.
Therefore, It has become a family hub, where they meet and greet each other and have tea and snacks. During Ramadan, they all bring their cultural food and have breakfast together during training. It is not a club only, it’s a home away from home.
Logan Roos Football Club
Likewise, Abdul Samim was given the award by MP, Jim Chalmers on Australia day, who said:
“As your Federal Member, I am frequently amazed by the selfless acts which help make our community mesh. A community that looks out for each other and by people who enhance our quality of life. Bringing their dedication, skills, enthusiasm and energy”.
Jim Chalmers MP presented Abdul Samim Khan with a Local Legend Award.
Are you struggling to calculate your Zakat? Head over to our very own Islamic Relief Australia calculator now!