Messages of Support

Our Patron: The Mayor of London

London Tigers Patron Mayor of LondonLondon Tigers have been in existence for nearly thirty years, and continue to provide a fantastic service to the local community in Westminster and across a number of neighbouring boroughs. The Tigers have a long-standing association with the Mayor of London’s Office and I remain proud to be their honorary patron.

Increasing participation in sport has been a key priority throughout my time as Mayor. An active involvement in sport can bring so much to a person’s life – not just the physical and health benefits, but a whole range of different skills and experiences that help make one a happier, more rounded individual. The London Tigers understand this. They have a strong track record and a fantastic team in place, and I look forward to seeing them thrive and develop still further in the years ahead.

I wish London Tigers all the best for the future.

 

 

 

Boris Johnson
Mayor of London

 

Our Ambassador: Shakib Al Hasan

I 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

I would like to congratulate London Tigers on their long term dedication to supporting diversity and inclusion in football and providing a platform for Asian players to showcase their skills in a Premier League stadium such as Upton Park.

If we’re to inspire future generations then it’s events such as this that will capture the imagination and I’m sure that the 11th annual UK Asian Community Cup event will be a resounding success.

West Ham United must also be applauded for opening up their stadium to support the community.

The FA is committed to football for everyone and last year saw the launch of COACH which aims to get more black and Asian coaches working towards their coaching qualifications and carving out a career in the game.

David Bernstein
Chairman
The FA

 

It is a pleasure to give London Tigers my full support. They have achieved so much in such a short time – both in terms of sports development and community links.

Sports is so important to young people because it can strengthen feelings of identity and community. London Tigers offer an incentive for young people in the BAME community and beyond to be involved in sport and keeping fit but also to develop community links through competition, and demonstrate how sports can be a way of combating disadvantage. This can help bring down all kinds of barriers. I hope that you go from strength to strength and I will back you in any way I can.

Karen Buck
MP for Westminster North

 

“I am delighted to see the London Tigers at the forefront of grassroots sports development across the UK. The Asian Community Cup Football Festival is a great example of their innovative and dynamic leadership approach in bringing sports to all sectors of the community. London Tigers have successfully forged long-term partnerships in order to make their ideas a reality and have moved forward since the last time I met them whilst I was Chancellor a few years ago.

I wish you all the best.”

Rt. Hon. Gordon Brown
The then Prime Minister

 

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