Tag Archives: South Asia

Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Molineux event to celebrate South Asian Heritage Month!

A celebration of Wolverhampton’s South Asian community and ground-breakers will take place at a special panel event at Molineux next week as the club marks South Asian Heritage Month. The event, set to take place on Wednesday, August 16, will include speakers from on and off the field, as well …

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2023 SAFF Congress takes decisions on SAFF Cup, SAFF Club Championship & board members!

The SAFF Ordinary Congress held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Dhaka on Saturday, May 6 elected Ali Umar from Football Association of Maldives and Sundar Narsingh Joshi from All Nepal Football Association as the vice presidents of the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF). The duo were elected unopposed by the …

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Assistant referee Bhupinder Singh Gill makes Premier League history!

Premier League history was made at Southampton on Wednesday, January 4 when Bhupinder Singh Gill became the first Sikh-Punjabi to serve as an assistant referee. Singh Gill, who ran the line in Nottingham Forest’s win at St Mary’s Stadium, now hopes to inspire young and aspiring Black, Asian and Minority …

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Manchester City host special event for aspiring South Asian Footballers!

For the past thirteen years, Manchester City’s Junior Academy has been working alongside Street Work Soccer Academy to use football to create opportunities for young people from ethnically diverse communities. And to mark South Asian Heritage Month, which ends on August 17, more than 100 young boys and girls from …

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Premier League & Kick It Out launch South Asian Action Plan!

The Premier League has launched the South Asian Action Plan alongside Kick It Out, to help address the underrepresentation of British South Asian players within the Academy system. The new initiative will support one of the key commitments of the League’s ongoing No Room For Racism Action Plan, to enhance …

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Ground-breaking SAFF Regional Safeguarding Seminar concludes in Maldives!

The South Asian Football Federation (SAFF), in collaboration with the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), organised its first-ever Regional Safeguarding Seminar which welcomed safeguarding officers from the South Zone to share their vision and strategy to safeguard the wellbeing of children in football. Themed “Safeguarding 360”, the two-day seminar was designed …

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XtraTime VIDEO: AIFF not looking for India to switch to Central Asia!

XtraTime spoke with AIFF general secretary Kushal Das to find out if India was looking to switch to the Central Asian Football Association (CAFA) from the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF). The AIFF isn’t looking for a regional association switch, but rather for tournament exposure for its junior boys and …

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SAFF ExCo meets vitually, 2021 SAFF Cup in Bangladesh!

The South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) held its Executive Committee meeting on Monday, December 28 virtually to plan for the year 2021 and take other decisions. SAFF president Kazi Salahuddin presided over the meeting with SAFF general secretary Anwarul Huq and members in attendance. Amongst the decisions taken was that …

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