Community Day Sees Charity Football Match
Crowds, laughter and huge smiles filled Griffin Park, the home of Brentford Football Club, on Sunday 26th May for the inaugural Skyex Community Day. In 2011, the owner of Skyex , Gurdev Jassi, brought to life the ‘Bright Sky Charity’ which is aimed at helping young and disadvantaged people from all backgrounds’ within the West London area. Gurdev wanted to play a proactive role in aiding those less fortunate in his local area by providing them with skills to gain employment.
The day consisted of a youth football tournament, before the main event being a match between the Skyex All Stars and a team of Brentford Legends. There was certainly some great talent on show by the young players that took part. The 8’s and 9’s tournament was won by Ruislip Rangers, with Sandgate clinching the 10’s and 11’s prize. Fun had by all involved!
The main football match featured celebrity and influential players such as Bhangra artist Juggy D, Asian Football Awards founder and Inventive Sports Director Baljit Rihal, Sky Sports news Dharmesh Sheth and Boston United midfielder Indy Aujla, in addition to Co-founder of the Asian Cricket Awards Jas Jassal BEM. All were managed by former England International Luther Blissett.
Baljit spoke very highly about Gurdev and his charity work. “This is a fantastic initiative headed by a man who is giving so much back to the community in West London. Gurdev Jassi has pulled us all together to help raise money for the disadvantaged youth in the area. It was an absolute honour and privilege to be part of the Sky Ex All Stars team playing against the Brentford FC Legends. The atmosphere was one of respect and a sense of pride which saw people from all backgrounds gather together for the greater good.”
The day was thoroughly enjoyed. “It’s been an amazing day helping to raise funds for the Bright Sky charity, who’s aims are to empower young people to develop skills allowing them to gain employment” (Jas Jassal BEM).
The Skyex team raced into the lead at 3-0, with a rockstar strike by Bhangra sensation Juggy D who was thrilled with the organisation of the day, and of course, his goal. “We had a great day and it was a great game. It was really nice to get out and aid a good cause”.
Despite the 3 goal advantage, the Brentford Legends pulled it back winning the match 6-4. “The Bees legends deservedly edged the game but it was a fantastic day for a fantastic cause. Roll on next year” (Dharmesh Sheth).
The day raised a considerable sum for the Bright Sky Charity which will now help to re-shape the lives of many young people. A great day for a great cause and we look forward to another spectacular, hopefully again with the Juggy D tekkers on show.