London Tigers celebrated their 30th anniversary with prestige and glamour at their Award Ceremony in Porchester Hall with over 450 people on Monday 24th October 2016. The event recognised the achievements of London Tigers members, volunteers and staff, with awards given out to a diverse range of people from different nationalities, age and background.
Special guests at the event included Karen Buck MP, Andrew Bridgens MP, the Mayors of Brent, Camden, Redbridge, Lambeth and Lord Mayor of Westminster, Bangladesh High Commission Official Cllr Abedin and London Assembly Members Unmesh Desai and Keith Prince as well as Pudsey Bear from BBC Children in Need, along with many other distinguished guests such as Mustafa Sowar of NTV Europe, Zakir Khan of Canary Wharf Group Plc, Hafiz Alam Baksh of ATN Bangla.
Sulthana Begum and Nazifa Anjum of London Tigers hosted the evening. Chairman Ron Boddy gave the trustee speech in recognition of the 30th Anniversary of London Tigers and other London Tigers trustees Polly Islam, Mehfuz Ahmed, Aslam Khan, Wali Ahmed and CEO-Mesba Ahmed distributed the awards.
Awards were given to members of the Football, Cricket, Badminton and Youth Clubs along with the Health and Wellbeing and Volunteer awards. Special awards were given to Volunteer of the Year (Diane Debrincat, Tower Hamlets), Young Person of the Year (Rasha Zaidi, 10, Wesminster), Special Recognition (Halima Siddika and Shahid Rasul, Redbridge) and Tiger of the Year (Zahid Namigul,18, Ealing).
There was also entertainment including keyboard playing by Aatia Shahid (14, Newham), two dances by Mix It! (6-16 year olds from Camden) and a song by Shumon Sharif who is also the captain of the London Tigers cricket team in Tower Hamlets. Guests took photos with The FA Cup and the Charity Shield.
London Tigers thanks all the guests and supporters, especially Mint Caterers and Guru Soundz for their great service on the night.
London Tigers is an award winning charity that works across London and beyond, using sports as a tool to engage and support disadvantaged communities. Our work covers children and young people, women’s health, employment and training, community cohesion and sports development and our mission is to create a world where every individual has the opportunity to fulfil their dreams.
|Award||Award Winners||Presented by|
|Youth Club Awards|
|Jack Petchey Award||Aatia Shahid , Belkacem Kouicem, Farid Khan, Mohammed Elmahdi, Mohammed Ruhul Islam, Rasha Zaidi, Shabd Magon, Steven Amedume||Andrew Bridgens MP and trustee Mehfuz Ahmed|
|Youth Recognition Award||Dilpreet Makin, Jack Clinton, Jack Gambling, Jack Norris, Jubed Miah, Khalis Miah, Raj Singh, Rasha Zaidi, Shafayetur Rahman||Mayor of Redbridge Gurdial Bhamra and trustee Aslam Khan|
|Youth Club of the Year||GREMO Youth Club||Pudsey Bear and Fasial Ali of Gifto’s|
|Cricket Club Awards|
|Spirit of Cricket||Abri Atik, Ayaz Karim, Kamran Hussain, Zubair Bajwa||Lord Mayor of Westminster Cllr Steve Summers and Zakir Khan of Canary Wharf Group Plc|
|Badminton Club Awards|
|Best Performers||Aatia Shahid, Abdul Hadi, Abul Hasnath, Diane Debrincat, Hayder Joshim, Hui Yi Liang, Quien Diep||Unmesh Desai, London Assembly Member and trustee Wali Ahmed|
|Football Club Awards|
|Influential Player of the Year||Abdul Wahid, Aslam Khan, Carlo Paul, Dominykas Vaitkus, Elias Kukkohovi, Fahad Ridha, Gurminder Singh, Mohammed Bettamer, Salman Uddin, Thaer Saada, Yassin Barzi, Yusuf Kifoun||Mayor of Brent Cllr Parvez Ahmed, trustee Ayo Adaramola and Azizur Rahman Honorary President of London Tigers FC|
|Health & Wellbeing Awards|
|Outstanding Commitment||Abdul Ahad, Abdul Hussain, Ashraf Sohel, Atik Hussain, Dipa Begum, Faizal Thoppayil, George Manns, Hui Yi Liang, Husneara Beauty, Joshim Uddin, Jumara Khanom, Kabir Khadim, Kamrul Islam, Mashuk Miah, Momota Kahar, Rahsed Ahmed, Razia Khanom, Rima Ahmed, Rukhsana Ul Bashar, Sabia Begum, Saya Banu Khatun, Shafayet Karim, Shahara Begum, Shaheda Begum, Shiplu Miah Kamaly||Mayor of Lambeth Cllr Saleha Jaffer and trustee Polly Islam|
|Voluntary Contribution Awards|
|Volunteers Awards||Aatia Shahid, Anindita Roy, Arsum Jamil, Asia Khanom, Diane Debrincat, Jack Norris, Juned Miah, Kamran Hussain, Mohammed Elmahdi, Mohammed Fahad||Keith Prince, London Assembly, Cllr Paul Church, Ron Boddy Chair of London Tigers|
|Individual Special Awards|
|Young Person of the Year||
|Cllr Abedin, Bangladesh High Commission and Hafiz Alam Baksh of ATN Bangla|
|Volunteer of the Year||
|Mayor of Camden, Cllr Nadia and Shahand Mustafa Sorwar of NTV Europe|
Halima Siddika, Shahid Rasul
|Mr Rukon of Mint Caterers and Lutfur Rahman of SEB Solicitors|
|Tiger of the Year||Zahid Namigul||Karen Buck MP and Mesba Ahmed CEO of London Tigers|