Born out of Maccabi Association London (MAL) in West Hampstead and the Brady club in the East End of London, Maccabi London Brady (MLB) at Rowley Lane in Arkley is at the heart of the Jewish community in London.
In 2002, London Maccabi Recreational Trust acquired Rowley Lane which provides top quality sports and recreational facilities and opportunities for youth and the community, all set in a superb 50 acre setting in Arkley, Barnet.
Facilities include seven full size football pitches, a floodlit all-weather 3G football pitch (3, 7 and 11 a-side pitches), three tennis courts, two netball courts, a lawn bowls green, and one cricket pitch. The site is currently used by over 7,000 people each month, primarily between the ages of 3 and 18.
- Our Mission -
To support the long term future of British Jewry by engaging and developing the entire community and age range in a broad range of Sporting, Educational, and Social activities, whilst actively promoting the centrality of Israel.
- Key Objectives -
The merger between London Maccabi and Brady Maccabi in 2012 was born out of the visions of both sets of Trustees to establish Maccabi London Brady Sports Ground as the number one destination for the Jewish and local community. By providing a demand driven range of sporting, social and educational facilities and programmes our ultimate goal is Jewish continuity. Through our programming we bring young Jewish people together to socialise and play sport, concentrating on laying the foundations for tomorrow’s community.
- Development -
We are fully committed to developing the facilities at Rowley Lane Sports Ground to enable us to offer an unique experience for all of our users. The 3G football pitch (completed June 2009) and two new grass football pitches (completed in October 2010) formed Stage 1 of our development plan. We have been awarded planning permission for a further three more pitches, a new stand and floodlights which will mean we can house more games and more sport for more people.
As our outdoor facilities continue to grow, our indoor facilities need to be developed. The hope is to extend our 7000 sqft of current indoor space to 40,000 sqft – a plan that will enable us to reach more young people through a more diverese range of sporting and recreational activities.
- Funding -
Maccabi London Brady (MLB) Rowley Lane sits at the fulcrum of sport in the British Jewish community. In 2012 over 7,000 users per month, visited the site to play football, cricket, crown green bowling, netball, tennis, and lacrosse with children from as young as 3 to 13 attending summer camps, nurseries and teenagers through to young adults using the facility to socialise and attend cultural and educational events. In the 12 months post the London Olympics, we have seen funding for sport and interest in sport increase which has put an even greater strain on our facilities. We are now running at capacity and to accommodate the needs of our members alone, we need to expand. The plans we hope to implement over the next twelve months will see not only the expansion of our outdoor facilities but also a complete overhaul of our indoor facilities. This is a minimum investment of £6,000,000 which will in turn open up the MLB Rowley Lane Sports Ground to a greater number of the community as well as a strategically planned disability provision that will become the industry standard. Our commitment to the community through sport and both formal and informal education across the age range will make MLB Rowley Lane not only the number one destination for Jewish Youth but also the default place for our community’s events. To achieve all this comes at a price. To build it we need YOU. We need your time, your commitment and your funds. MLB is your investment in the future of our community.
If you are interested in donating or wish to discuss fundraising please contact Jon on 0208 441 6051.