Skyex Community Day Is Huge Success

Gurdev Jassi with Luther Blissett

Gurdev Jassi with Luther Blissett

The inaugural Skyex Community Day took place at Griffin Park on Sunday 26th May and was deemed a huge success.

Despite heavy rain leading up to the day, the sun was shining and the Griffin Park pitch was in excellent condition as hundreds of parents and children gathered at the ground in preparation for the Youth Team tournament that was to take place before the main event, a match between the Skyex All Stars and a team of Brentford Legends.

DSC_0726There were definitely some all-stars and legends in the making as Greenford’s Celtic FC, Pitshanger FC from Ealing, Sandgate FC from Hayes and Ruislip Rangers battled it out in front of a growing Brentford crowd. There was some genuinely thrilling action on display and a few breath-taking goals too, as well as some tense penalty shoot-outs!

The 8s and 9s tournament was won by Ruislip Rangers, with Sandgate taking the 10s and 11s prize.

Brentford Legends Skyex All StarsNo sooner was the youth tournament over than the stars of the afternoon had taken to the pitch, having been patiently warming-up on the sidelines as the Griffin Park temperature increased along with the size of the gathered crowd.

The Skyex All-Stars squad featured football legends Dave Beasant, Luther Blissett, Paul Furlong, Micah Hyde and Barry Hayles, as well as celebrities including Jeff Brazier, Aiden Callaghan, Ralf Little, Harvey, Ben Shephard, DJ Spoony and Ewan Thomas.

The Brentford FC team included former Bees stars Paul Gibbs, Danny Boxhall, Rob Quinn, Ijah Anderson, Glenn Poole, Ben Burgess, Nathan Elder and David Hunt among others.

The Skyex team raced into a 3-0 lead but the Bees managed to pull it back to 3-2 before half time. A thrilling second half saw a further five goals, with Brentford completing the comeback to win 6-4. Nathan Elder was the Bees hero with four well-taken goals, with Skyex’s Barry Hayles also notching a fine hat-trick despite finishing on the losing side.

With performances from local and international singers, the day was brought to close, with a considerable sum being raised for Bright Sky on the day.

See more images from the event here. 

On behalf of everyone at Bright Sky Charity, I would like to say thank you to all friends and family and the staff at Skyex without whom this event could not have taken place.

Mrs Kanta Jassi, Ms Amita Jassi, Mr Amit Jassi, Mr Anil Jassi, Mr Dennis Sumner, Mrs Denise Isaacs, Mr Bala Subramaniam and Mr Simon Seagram

Also, a big thank you for their support and co-operation:

Mr Tony Litt, Mr Shalin Patel, Ms Miyrah Mistry and Mr Baljinder Birk from Sony TV.

Mr Avtar Litt, Sonia Daggar from Sunrise Radio

Mr Mark Devlin, Mr Alan Walsh, Mr Mark Chapman from Brentford FC

Mr Neil Sen and Ms Renu Sen from Celebrasian

Mr Sutish K Sharma from New Street Pictures & The West London Media Group

Mr Matt Davis from The Bright Click

Mr Eddie Roberts from Hurricane Printing

Ms Aleksandra Cichuta

Mr Mike Farrell from Business Legal Limited

Mr Nik Trivedi, Mr Timothy Masih, and Mr Jason McKoy from Sporting Equals

Mr Luther Blissett from Watford Football Club

Also thank you to everyone involved with the Youth Football Tournament:

Ms Caroline Laws from CB Hounslow FC

Mr Matthew Sturge from Pitshanger FC

Mr Albert Tamou from Celtic FC

Mr Ross Browne from Ruislip Rangers FC

Ms Wendy Bevis from Sandgate FC

And finally

Thank You to all our sponsors, without whose support this event could not have taken place.

Skyex Cars, Sony TV, Sunrise Radio, PEA Parking & Enforcement Agency, One Stop Pharmacy, Cafe Restaurant Moniz, African Journalist, Play Golf World Goldwyns, KD Law, Mark Villarosa, Mistry Music, Noble Solicitors, Oxy-Vital UK, Play Golf Colchester, Tasha Marie, Twickenham Studios, Southall Tyres, Easy Tams, Reach Local, Rocky Pizza, Hunters Estate Agents, Rolfe East Estate Agents.

Thank you and also to anyone I may have missed out.

Gurdev Jassi.
Founder, Bright Sky Charity.



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