From 2009 until 2010/2011 the Pavilion in Hillside, Brent played host to football practise and games every Saturday. This was organised by a Somali woman called Khadija, who also ran a girls football team.
“The majority of us were Muslim youth and every Saturday we would go to the Pavilions and play football. There was also a small football team made up of only girls, as well as us every Saturday. We would even pray Maghrib prayers together, and she [Khadija] would offer reminders on doing well in school.”
Bashir, from our Bring and Share Event at Willesden Library, September 2017.