London Tigers Will Host the 12th Annual UK Asian Community Cup
The draw for the UK Asian Community Cup was announced last night at a press conference. London Tigers are working in partnership with Millwall FC and Canary Wharf plc this year to host the 12th annual UK Asian Community Cup competition at Millwall Football Club’s professional stadium.
London Tigers, Newark Youth, Sporting Khalsa and Bury Park Saracens form Group A whilst FC Leytonstone, Glasgow Ansar, Punjab United and Guru Nanak form Group B.The preliminary rounds will take place at Charlton Park on Saturday 3rd May. The final is on Bank Holiday Monday 5th May with kick off at 3:00 pm and special guests will attend to present the trophy. The final is open for the public to attend for free.
The event is one of the most prestigious Asian football tournaments in the UK. It aims to provide Asian players a chance to play in professional stadiums and be spotted by scouts who will attend the preliminary rounds. Previously the finals have been held at West Ham United, Chelsea FC and QPR FC.
The festival also has a strong agenda of kicking racism out of football by showing that Asians can play just as well provided that they are given the right opportunities and access to quality resources. It attracts players from over 25 nationalities and hundreds of spectators. Teams from across the UK are competing; including those from Glasgow, London and Gravesend.
“London Tigers are delighted to organise this national football tournament in which some of the best Asian football teams from across the country compete to play the finals in a professional stadium,” said Mesba Ahmed, Chief Executive London. “Thank you to Millwall FC who have been involved with us in this year’s Cup, and of course Canary Wharf Group plc.”
London Tigers is an award winning registered charity that works across the UK and internationally using sports as a tool to engage and empower disadvantaged communities.
More information can be found online at www.londontigers.org