Over the last few months, our contingent have been training hard for the Unity Games 2023 to be held from 24th-29th December in Dubai.

The squad has gone from being 90 individual members back in August to One Team and One Family ready to give it their all across the six sports – badminton, football, netball, swimming, table tennis and throwball – in the hope of bringing back gold for Stanmore. The competition will no doubt be immense, but the ladies are up for the challenge!

The squad gathered at Hujjat Stanmore on Saturday 9th December for dinner, dessert and a send off as they received their kits, accessories and words of advice from former Unity players.

We were honoured to have Hujjat Stanmore Chairlady Nasimabai Karim in attendance cutting the cake (made by @caketasticltd) with the captains and wishing all players well.

The evening ended with team photos and bonding as the squad got to know the Stanmore Jafferys cheers and chants that will ring out in Dubai.

With just a few days to go until the opening ceremony, SJ Ladies are ready to take Dubai by storm!

Thank you to Fatemah-Zahra Merali (@_fatemahzahra.photography_) who spent the evening taking photos for us which you can view by clicking the link below 

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