Tariq Ayubi

Head Coach

Tariq is the Head Coach at the Academy. He holds his Bachelor of Education degree from OISE, University of Toronto. He is qualified at all academic levels (elementary, junior intermediate and senior) with the Ontario College of Teachers. He holds special education qualifications as well as a Specialists in Physical Education. Tariq has taught Physical Education in the Peel Board to grades Junior Kindergarten to 6. Tariq has experience coaching different sports, coordinating intramurals, organizing tournaments, and running sports clinics for his students. He is First Aid and CPR certified.


Sajjid Ayubi

Coach

Sajjid has his Level 1 Coaching Certificate a Health in Society Degree from York University. During his studies he completed practicum courses in life saving (swimming), basketball, and strength training. Sajjid has coached youth in the Raptor Ball program for two years, and has volunteer experience with a grade 9 Physical Education class at Mount Carmel High School. Most recently, he has qualified as a Certified Personal Trainer. Sajjid is First Aid and CPR certified.


Samira Nagdee

Coach

Samira holds a Bachelor of Education Degree from OISE , University of Toronto. She has experience working as a Special Needs Worker and teacher for students with exceptional needs. She has teaching experience in a number of primary and junior grades including Kindergarten and has been a coach with Raptor Ball, a basketball camp for youth. Samira is currently employed as a Short Term Occasional Teacher with the Peel Board of Education.


Shafaq Malik

Coach

Shafaq holds a Masters degree in Adolescent Education from Medaille College in New York State. She has extensive experience with youth of differing ages and abilities including working as an assistant to speech pathologists, an after-school program coordinator, an assistant teacher and a private tutor. Shafaq brings exceptional athletic abilities to the MAA team; she competes in basketball, soccer and tennis and has also run on her high school track team. She is currently teaching English to grades 6-9 at Safa and Marwa School in Mississauga.


Rashna Mohamed

Coach

Rashna is currently pursuing a degree at the University of Toronto in Employment Relations and Sociology. She has taught madrasa at Brampton's Sunnatul Islamic Association and is currently a member of the youth leadership program at Sayeda Khadija Centre in Mississauga. Rashna participated on her high school cross country team for two years. Between her experience working with youth and her dedication to their development, Rashna brings focus and creativity to the MAA team.


Usama Mahmood

Coach

Usama is a graduate of the University of Toronto with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree. In recent years, he has participated in a variety of sports teams, including ball hockey, baseball, and football. Usama has experience volunteering with junior students in a mentorship program for Humber Summit Middle School. Usama is currently a member of Team Pakistan Ball Hockey which competes on provincial and international levels. Usama is First Aid and CPR certified.


Belal Hafeez

Coach

Belal is a certified Personal Trainer Specialist with CanFitPro. He is also certified under the National Coaching Certificate Program: Level 2 – Mutli-Sports and has coached peewee hockey under the Ontario Ball Hockey Association. Belal has years of experience organizing and running fitness and sports programs for youth. He is also First Aid and CPR certified.


Yusuf Buttar

Coach

Yusuf has attained a degree from Osgoode law after completing his undergrad in Environmental Studies at York University. He has been involved with the organization since its inception. He has experience in a number of sports clubs. He has played competitively at a variety of levels, from his high-school basketball team to representing both the senior and junior team Pakistan ball hockey club at the World Ball Hockey Championships. Yusuf enjoys social work and is committed to community development, including youth development.


Sara Mohammed

Coach

Sara holds a Bachelor of Education degree from Charles Stuart University, has teaching experience in primary and junior grades and is currently teaching grade one French Immersion. She has previously been the co-founder and director of the Islamic Summer Day Camp of Hamilton. Sara has several years of experience working in recreation, instructing a variety of sports including basketball, floor hockey and soccer. She has worked as a camp counsellor for eight years. Sara's enthusiasm for fitness and athletics is a great asset to the MAA organization.


Raisah Mohamed

Coach