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6 December 2020

Academy players take part in MCS workshop

- Academy players take part in Muslim Chaplains in Sport workshop
- Youngsters took time to understand Islam
- Comments from Young Terrier Brahima Diarra

Huddersfield Town Academy players took the time to participate in a Muslim Chaplains In Sport workshop to learn more about how they can help and better understand some of their fellow teammates.

Established in 2014, Muslim Chaplains In Sport (MCS) is the first and only organisation in the country which provides a national support network & Muslim Chaplains to professional sporting organisations.

Their services aim to create an environment which allows all involved to gain a better appreciation and understanding of the Muslim faith.

Ismail Bhamji, one of the workshop organisers from MCS, commented on why these workshops are beneficial.

“These workshops always remove a lot of the stereotypes and a lot of questions that players have in their mind that they’ve either been afraid to or never had the opportunity to ask.

“I think a lot of the players will have left with a very good mindset of exactly what Islam is and what the religion is. This in turn will help in accommodating for the rest of their colleagues and making them feel as comfortable as possible.”

Under-19 midfielder Brahima Diarra spoke about the importance of his teammates understanding more about his religion.

“I think the workshop was good because everyone needs to understand the Muslim religion more.

“Now my teammates can understand why I pray five times a day and understand some of the Arabic phrases that I say and why I say them. I think it’s really good.”

For more information on Muslim Chaplains In Sport, please CLICK HERE.

You can watch a full #HTTV feature on the event below!

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