ORGANISERS of a Bradford City supporters' group's first community day have confirmed it will now become an annual event after proving a success.
The Bangla Bantams Community Day saw more than 500 people attending Valley Parade from as far afield as Wales and London.
The event included Bradford United Veterans beating 2-1 BFA UK Veterans (London) in the West Riding County FA Vets Cup 2016.
The Bangladeshi Football Association (UK) Championship Final saw Newark FC (London) defeat Leeds One Formation 1-0 and the first Fans For Diversity Cup between Bangla Bantams lost 4-2 to Bengal Dragons (Wales).
Event organiser and Bangla Bantams chairman Humayun Islam said: "It was a massive success, it was amazing.
"It was a huge celebration of football and diversity.
"We will be doing the community day on a yearly basis now. It was a fantastic turnout for the first event.
"People loved playing on the pitch at Valley Parade and they now have that great memory to take with them."
"It brought everybody together from different communities and it shows what can be achieved.
"Hopefully the event has also helped build a bigger fanbase for Bradford City."
Umar Ahmed from Sporting Equals said ' We congratulate the organisers of this event, it was fantastic to see so many members of the community watching but also volunteering at the event. We look forward to working with Humayun and the team to create more opportunities for sport and physical activity'
BRITISH ASIANS IN SPORT & PHYSICAL ACTIVITY SUMMIT (BASPA) 2018
Breaking Boundaries City Leadership Events
Connecting Communities through Cricket, Breaking Boundaries, is a three-year project (2018 - 2021) bringing together young people, their families and communities, through regular engagement in cricket, playing, spectating and volunteering. The project will use the spark of the 2019 World Cup to make the most of crickets potential to bring different ethnic and faith communities closer together into one cricket community and foster mutual respect and friendships.
Black History Month 'COACH' Exhibition
To celebrate Black History Month, the Houses of Parliament will be host to a photographic exhibition, 'COACH', to showcase the contributions made by Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) coaches in athletics.
Sporting Equals has created a unique Leaderboard Academy in partnership with the University of Leicester, we are seeking suitable candidates to help support greater diversity within the boardrooms of sport.
Making Equals Slough
Slough Making Equals will take place on the 30th August at Slough and Eton School. The event which is supported by our Trustee Christine Ohuruogu will bring 100 young people together to help build bridges between local communities, develop skills and build a new generation of young leaders.
FA 'Bringing Opportunities to Communities' Consultation Forums 2018
Come along and have your say through the FA consultation forums which are taking place in October/November 2018