UK Asian Community Cup

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To register for the UK Asian Community Cup 2014, send the above completed Team Application Form, Player Registration Forms, registration fee £300, Club History and Team Photo to London Tigers.

The UK Asian Community Cup is an annual football festival organised by London Tigers in partnership with professional football clubs. This year it is in partnership with Milwall FC and the finals will take place in their home ground on Bank Holiday 5th May 2014. The preliminary rounds will take place at Charlton Athletic FC The festival this year is sponsored by  Canary Wharf Group Plc.

Promoting Hidden Talents

The Festival first began in 2003 when Chelsea FC and London Tigers became the first organisations in London to work together to promote Asian grassroot talents to other professional clubs as well as the public and media.

The festival been held every year since then, with the finals always being played at a professional stadium. These have included Stamford Bridge Stadium – home of Chelsea FC and Victoria Road – home of Redbridge & Dagenham FC.

Pathway For Asian Talents

This festival creates a pathway for Asians towards mainstream football and provides a platform for amateur Asian teams to display local talented players to others.

Tackling Racism

The festival has the strong agenda of kicking racism out of football by showing that Asians can play football provided that they are given the opportunity and access to quality resoources.

Although the tournament is targeted for Asian community, we allow up to 4 non-Asians on the field of play also promoting other ethnic miniority communities. Our previous tournaments have brought together communities from Bangladesh, Brazil, China, England, Scotland, India, Italy, Bulgaria, Ivory coast, Japan, Mauritius, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia, Vietnam and Zimbabwe amongst many others.

Bringing Together Communities From Across The UK

It attracts players from over 25 nationalities and over 2,500 spectators over the 3 days. It is also attended by a number of MPs, MEPs and local councillors as well as officials from various statutory and voluntary bodies.

Football teams from across the UK attend the event to represent their regions, including Glasgow, Birmingham, Wales, Luton, Ipsiwch, London to name a few.

Support from Dignitaries

Over the past 9 years, this event has enjoyed support or attendance from dignitaries such as:

Gordon Brown, then Prime Minister
Andy Burnham, then Secretary of State
Gerry Sutcliffe, then Ministor for Sports
Richard Scudamore, CEO of the Premier League
Paul Thorogood, CEO of Football Foundation
Garth Crooks OBE
Robert Evans MEP
Karen Buck MP

…amongst many others.

 

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