The Bangladeshi-born 38-year-old, Lecturer from University of Wales Trinity Saint David has been appointed as the Vice-Chairman for Dagenham & Redbridge Sports Club. Afzal is also the Executive Member, Newham Barking & Dagenham Liberal Democrats and Liberal Democrats Campaign for Race Equality and also the Independent School Representative for National Education Union (NEU), Barking and Dagenham District
The appointment of Afzal is an important step for Dagenham & Redbridge Sports Club to cherish the club development programme in order to have the best possible chance of success on various national sports events.
‘’I am honoured and delighted to be appointed as the Dagenham & Redbridge Sports Club Vice-Chairman. I am very excited to be working with such a talented group of cricketers. It is a wonderful opportunity for me personally and I can’t wait to get started in the New Year. The club fits neatly into an excellent player pathway that will allow youngsters and adults to see they can become professional cricketers and progress to the very highest level from within UK. I am really looking forward to being part of a team together with other passionate managers, coaches, and support staff to working with the next generation of players with the ability, desire, attitude and athleticism to be the best they can be. I am also looking forward to working with the other clubs, schools and coaches towards identifying and developing the best young cricketers and sportspersons’’-Afzal said.
The founder and chairman Mr Mohammed Faurahad said, Afzal is someone who is well respected in UK education industry and has a reputation for improving individual and team performance in many ways. He would bring experience, a sense of enjoyment and a genuine passion for the game – we are looking forward to working with him.