Indian Gymkhana is a combined Cricket, Football and Hockey Club which was established in 1916. The IGC Ltd is open to members of all races and religions. Nor is its membership restricted to people of Indian origin. When the Club celebrated its Golden Jubilee in 1966, the message was that it aimed to become a multi-racial centre where old and young alike could meet to play sports and foster goodwill between people across generations. That is even truer today.
Indian Gymkhana are celebrating its centenary with a programme of events throughout May. There is a series of sporting fixtures across its three sports from youth section up to veterans, culminating in a gala meal.
Sporting Equals have supported the club create its first girls section within its football programme. Pictured below is the girls section including Mark Healy (Sporting Equals – London Officer) and Monica Sharma (Fulham Ladies FC), at the girl's first seasons awards evening.
Parminder Gill, Indian Gymkhana's Girls Section Manager said “it was a fantastic day with 100 kids turning up to celebrate the clubs centenary year. It was fitting that the clubs first ever female football team was created this year, a big thanks to Sporting Equals and Mark Healy for their continuing support and advice".
The second session of the Leaderboard Academy will take place on the 17 & 18 January 2019 in partnership with Sporting Equals and the University of Liecester.
Community Coordinator/Activator BIRMINGHAM (PART TIME) One Day a week
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.