Esa B – Young British Muslim Player shines

Many families in WF and Hackney benefit from community engagement programmes run by the multi-award winning Salaam Peace. As well as social integration our work in sports coaching yields results. Example being William Saunders, GB Basketball star, now playing for Newcastle.
Esa B of 4M, was one of 7 players who graced the Fulham FC Academy football pitches in an u9s match against their Academy Team. Head of player care at Fulham, Lee Hagger, former Deputy Head @ Tom Hood and Norlington Schools, arranged the match. It was a great experience for all staff and players. Following this, after 3 years of impressing in the Hackney Marshes Youth League Esa is starting a 6 week training programme with Tottenham Hotspur FC development programme. Football sessions are run weekly @ Walthamstow Leisure Centre for Girls and Boys – as well as SP UTD team which are FA Charter Standard. For more info please email

Leyton Sixth Form College Celebrate 4 Years Of Working With Salaam Peace

Salaam Peace have been delivering football related activity at Leyton Sixth Form College.

For a long time, Salaam Peace have been supporting students at Leyton Sixth Form College (LSC) to access meaningful leadership opportunities in the community. 

After becoming more and more aware of the positive impact this was having on the confidence and maturity of the college’s students, LSC sought to formalise its partnership with Salaam Peace. Since January 2016, Salaam Peace have been delivering football related activity at LSC; encompassing a coaching programme for the college’s competitive teams, match day coaching at competitive fixtures, developmental coaching sessions open to all students and intra-college 5-a-side programmes. 

It has been impressive to see the positive impact of the work of Salaam Peace on the many students they have interacted with at LSC over the past four years. Football participation is thriving, and although there is a firm focus on football performance, this is balanced with a clear focus on the personal development of the college’s young people too. 

Through this partnership, students have also been encouraged to access clear pathways into a range of exciting opportunities through Salaam Peace’s diverse and impressive community programme. It has been a joy to see many of LSC’s students make the journey from sports participant, to volunteer, to qualified coach and employee with Salaam Peace.

Many thanks to Sab, Nugent and the team for a great four years, with the college looking forward to continuing its partnership into the future.

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SP UTD U8’s Successful first season

SP UTD u8s have enjoyed an amazing first season in organised competitive football. Children from both our Waltham Forest and hackney outreach programmes have combined to make a team that has had a season to remember. The team won the U8s Blue Division, added to this with winning the one day cup at Mabley Green and finishing runners up at the end of season competition at Tottenham Hotspur training ground. 

We are all proud of the behaviour, attitude and effort of all and well done to staff, parents and players.


Salaam Peace was recently featured on ITV regional news programmes, to promote a tennis initiative run by the LTA to coincide with Wimbledon.  Click to watch the feature as it appeared on “Westcountry Today

Jack Petchey Achievement Award winners

The Jack Petchey Achievement Award Scheme, recognising outstanding young people between the ages of 11-25 throughout London and Essex. The scheme is a reward and recognition initiative which enables schools and youth organisations to celebrate the achievements of their young people as well as receive additional funding.


Our latest award winners:

Abas Ahmed, 15, For supporting the u15s/U16s team leader every week and acting as a positive role model to our peers and youngers.


Aleksis Koplov, 14, Alek has been volunteering since the turn of the year, he is a very considerate young man and maturity beyond his years.


Aus Salki, 17, Supporting the organisation with obtaining our Bronze Award with London Youth. Outstanding commitment.



Continued achievement:


Zainab Ayinde, award winner in 2016, obtains 2:1 degree from Middlesex University. Well done



Shared Goals

A project to help residents lead healthy and positive lives is also giving people leaving prison the confidence to assimilate back into society


Alex earns his bike

pictured here is Alex, a year 8 pupil from Kelmscott School and the latest member of the S7 ACE Community Champions Programme.

The CC Programme takes participants through a journey from engagement to volunteering and then paid employment, not just with Us but with partners organisations including teaching, Police, Hackney Housing and more.

Alex began his journey when he turned up to a Sunday session and was the only over 11 that was there. Azi, former Kelmscott School Head Boy, encouraged Alex to help out. Since, Alex has supported Marcelo with the Tennis project and supports the Tuesday engagement programme for 4-11 year olds.

Alex represents the S7 Academy of Community Excellence, a Bulgarian young man, from our vibrant and diverse local area. Alex, like his Bulgarian compatriots, Geri and Halime as well as our Lithuanian stars Agne and Ausrine highlight the great addition these communities have been to our Nation.

A key part of our scheme is when a young person or young adult does 30-40 hours of volunteering we purchase a bike for them as a reward. Our partners A&S Cycles in Clapton, through owner Shameem Versamia offers us great in-kind and discounted support. The bike is then used for volunteering/work and also engaging in our cycling programmes.

Mubarakeh (well done) Alex and the best is yet to come.

East London Unites Project – Wrens Park E5/Boundary E17 – Photos

please see attached photo from last weeks launch. The East London Utd project will hopefully begin a new way of partners working together and act as a blueprint. The positive relationships with Hackney Housing and GLL have always developed on the simple basis that we have space, you can utilise this, let’s do something.

In this case, inspire this generation to follow the examples of Young Black Men such as David and Niahum, and not so young Wayne, to be proud and valuable citizens in our community, achieving in education, work and being Community Champions. Similarly the likes of Azi and Yas being positive role models to young Muslims (and non-Muslims) to instil a pride of our great nation and showing religion and culture can come together in a productive manner. Finally, the Female Community Champions, Agne, Geri, Ausrine, Zainab and Halime, who show their peers and youngers how to conduct themselves, engage in positive activities and develop transferable skills, leadership, communication, accounting, fundraising and public speaking.
This way we can address the agendas of Gangs, Prevent and Female Sexual exploitation.

The launch event saw the official induction of Paralympic Gold Medal Winner Tim Prendergast as a S7* ACE (Academy of community Excellence), along with Charles Runcie (BBC), Phillip Poole (former partnership Sergeant for Hackney) and Mark Blake (Cllr in Haringey and BTEG) we have a fab four who have all been instrumental in our inception, development and our success to date.
Tim has been a friend and colleague for a decade when he was working with Erkan Ozerek as a mentor. Erkan, now in his mid-20’s is a Deputy Leader of the Maths Dept at Lammas, a 1st class degree holder and the benchmark for all our people to inspire to be like. Tim is a humble and modest man with a desire that overcame losing his eyesight to succeed in the sports arena, but also in life. An inspiration to me and all who know him, but also the best of human beings.

We thank:
Evening Standard, especially David Cohen
London Community Foundation – Tania for her patience and support
Hackney Housing, GLL, LBWF and LB of Hackney
The S7* ACE team, especially the Community Champions and Karishma for her role in pulling this project together.
The Almighty for everything