The Sporting Equals British Ethnic Diversity Sport Awards were held at Grosvenor House Hotel, Mayfair in London on Saturday, March 24, 2018. Sporting Equals hosted a wealth of talent and volunteers from members of the Black Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities. This year saw Tarsem Singh Cheema awarded the Armed Forces Unsung Hero Award.
Serving 52 years for grassroots football, 70 year old Tarsem Singh Cheema is one of many honourable founder members of Punjab United Football Club Derby and Khalsa Football Federation.
Setting the foundation for Asians to play football in the early 1960’s he has allowed many thousands of young asian footballers the opportunity to play football for over half a century.
Still working at grassroots football Tarsem works every year hosting and still working with the Khalsa Football Federation to host its annual tournaments that take place around the country.
He is still actively working with Punjab United FC Derby where he helps the youth teams with lifts and daily football duties. Showing that after all these years, Tarsem is still as dedicated to giving and providing a service to inspire and grow the talents of all those players participating in grass roots football.
“Tarsem Singh is a worthy winner of the Unsung Hero Award that recgnises that support others in sport voluntarily. To do that over fifty two years tirelessly is remarkable. We are proud to honour Tarsem which this Award as this is exactly what the Sporting Equals British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards are about,” said Arun Kang, Founder of the BEDSA Awards and CEO of Sporting Equals.