City hosts football tournament finale


Fans ready for Khalsa Football Federation contest

THE grant finale of the prestigious Khalsa Football Federation tournament takes place in Birmingham this weekend.

Over 2,200 players, girls, boys and adults have taken part in the 5 heats of the tournament up and down the country which has supplied a pivotal tool in providing the Asian community with information and resources to educate them on the many facets which they can enter the game includes of coaching, playing and refereeing with the help of the FA’s Regional Referee Manager Roger Vaughan.   

The FA’s Brendon Batson plays a prominent role in increasing the participation of Asians within coaching is fully behind the tournament and has successfully established strong links with professional clubs in order to continue to proactively increase better communication to Asian based clubs.

The finale of the tournament in Birmingham will kick off on Saturday in West Bromwich, King Georges playing fields, with the first of the games starting at 9am till 7pm and continuing on to Sunday until 5.30pm where the winners of the tournament will be awarded with their trophies.

Birmingham County Football Associations Dave Shelton said: “The Tournament is a fantastic event which has successfully opened the channels of communication to the Asian community. We at the BCFA are fully in support of the tournament and we will provide information and resource packs on the day to share information about getting into coaching, refereeing and supporting clubs wanting to achieve Charter Standard status as well as providing information on player development”.

The event will be aired live on Sunday by Midlands based Asian radio station Asian FX, while you can read all the action in the August issue of The Asian Today.


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