Messages of Support

Our Ambassador

shakibalhasanI am delighted to support London Tigers and the great work they do within sports in the UK. In 2010 during the Twenty20 World Cup in England, I agreed to become Sports Ambassadors of London Tigers after seeing the difference they make in the community.

I would like to see the Bangladeshi community in the UK continue to work hard and participate in sports and hopefully the talented players will get to represent our Bangladesh National Team. Good luck to everyone taking part in the Bangladesh Twenty20 Cup and other activities of the UK Bangladesh Sports Federation and London Tigers.

Shakib Al Hasan
Former Captain of Bangladesh National Cricket Team

Our Supporters

Karen Buck MP“It’s hard to believe that London Tigers are 30! From the smallest of local beginnings on Lisson Green estate, London Tigers have grown to be one of the most important and professional sports-led projects in the capital, and even beyond. Sport lies at the heart of what they do, but sport is also a means to wider ends – community cohesion and participation, improving health, working with challenging young people, promoting education and skills…

I am so proud of all that London Tigers have achieved and of having been there for some of the journey. Long may they continue to serve and lead our richly diverse multi-faith, multi-ethnic communities, in Westminster and across London.”

Karen Buck
MP for Westminster North

Anne Main MP“I would like to congratulate London Tigers on their 30th anniversary. As the Chair of the APPG for Bangladesh and President of the Conservative Friends of Bangladesh, I have admired the work of London Tigers to reach out to BAME communities through education, community cohesion and sports.

Your organisation provides vulnerable and disadvantaged BAME communities, particularly those of Bangladeshi heritage, with the opportunity through the use of sport and education to fulfil their potential.

London Tigers have worked tirelessly to engage with young people across London to put them on the right path towards a better life.

I hope that you continue to provide such an excellent and invaluable service for many years to come.”

Anne Main
MP for St Alban’s

Cllr Julian Bell“London Tigers do remarkable, ground-breaking work in Ealing, using sport as a means to help young people from across the borough achieve their goals through access to learning, training, employment support, mentoring and skills.

Over the past three decades, the Tigers have assisted many hundreds of Ealing young people, from some of the most disadvantaged backgrounds, to achieve a better quality of life and broader horizons.

Ealing Council is very grateful for the work you do and for the lives you have changed. Congratulations to the Tigers on their thirtieth birthday and I look forward to seeing you continue to make a real difference to our communities for many more decades to come.”

Cllr Julian Bell
Leader of the Council, LB Ealing

Baroness Couttie“It is wonderful to see how London Tigers has prospered from its foundation in the City of Westminster in 1986, to a national charity with multiple fantastic projects across the capital and the UK.

I would like to congratulate all those involved in this important project for such a successful 30 years, making an immeasurable difference to the lives of so many. I am delighted to offer the continued support of Westminster City Council.

London Tigers’ success is a great example of what can be achieved through working in partnerships, using sport to bring our diverse communities together and providing opportunities to some of the most disadvantaged in our society – a true City for All.”

Baroness Couttie
Leader of the Council, City of Westminster

Mayor John Biggs“London Tigers have played an important role in our community for many years. They have used sport as a way to enhance and improve the lives of countless young people in Tower Hamlets, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

On their 30th anniversary I want to praise the work of London Tigers and I look forward to celebrating their continued success for many years to come.”

John Biggs
Mayor of LB Tower Hamlets

Bob Blackman MP“I congratulate the entire team of London Tigers on completing 30 years of work. It has been a please and a privilege to have been associated with this organisation for many years and to see it go from strength to strength.

Providing opportunities to underprivileged communities in a way which traverses all barriers of faith and ethnicity is not only highly commendable but also essential. The opportunity provided give individuals the confidence they need to excel and to pursue paths which lead to successful lives as role models for those around them. I particularly laud your efforts on community cohesion and safety as this really does help to bridge the gaps that exist in our society.

I send my best wishes to all entire team and volunteers of London Tigers. You have made a great difference to the lives of many and I hope you continue his good work to strengthen community ties in the years to come.”

Bob Blackman
MP for Harrow East

Mayor Parvez Ahmed“It is my pleasure write a letter in support of London Tigers on the occasion of your 30th Anniversary.

I fully support London Tigers in its work with disadvantaged communities across London and beyond.

Your work to benefit people from different faiths and ethnicities, especially from Black Asian Minority Ethnic and Refugee communities across the UK who are socially or economically disadvantaged is an example to us all.”

Councillor Parvez Ahmed
Mayor of LB Brent

“As the National Governing body for the sport, ECB is keen to encourage the widest possible participation in the sport and identify players with the talent to play the game at county or international level.

That’s why the work of projects like Capital Kids and London Tigers is so important as it plays a vital role in helping introduce children to cricket in areas where grass pitches are at a premium and the game is less accessible.”

Mike Gatting
Managing Director – Cricket Partnerships
England and Wales Cricket Board

Martin Glenn“London Tigers is one of the foremost community organisations in West London, providing not just a rich history of sporting participation and success, but more than that, a cornerstone of the local community. The Bangladeshi community of London has a long, rich and proud history and it’s because of organisations like London Tigers that it has got to where it is.

Delivering teams, leagues and participation sport to boys and girls, juniors and veterans, you are helping to sustain our beautiful game, and have done now for over 30 years, which is an amazing success to be proud of.

The FA has a mission to unite the game and inspire the nation through football and London Tigers has certainly united and inspired the community.”

Martin Glenn
Chief Executive
The FA

London Tigers have been our key partner over the past decade in expanding organised sport across our estates, as well as working across several youth clubs. By working together to expand provision and develop positive opportunities for local residents, they are now helping to offer over 500 young people a week access to sport or youth work.

They have a very refreshing ‘can-do’ approach, taking on difficult challenges and getting good results, often with few resources. Working in recent years to improve employment opportunities for local young people has been an added area of effective joint work for us. London Tigers are passionate about the work they do and we are delighted that they are still so committed to working here in Westminster, where they began 30 years ago!

I wish them every success over the coming decade and look forward to our continued partnership with them.

Martin Edgerton
Executive Director of Customer Services
CityWest Homes