Sporting Khalsa to host Punjab United in pre-season game ahead of South Asian Heritage Month | Football News

Sporting Khalsa host Punjab United in a pre-season friendly in mid-July ahead of South Asian Heritage Month; Sporting Khalsa’s Jas Batt: “Both clubs are showing so much of what’s right about our game. This game builds on our blossoming relationship with Punjab United.”

From dev trehan, @DevTrehan

16:19, United Kingdom, Thursday 1 June 2023

Sporting Khalsa host Punjab United in a celebratory pre-season friendly just days before the start of South Asian Heritage Month.

The two teams meet at Sporting Khalsa’s home stadium in Willenhall ahead of South Asian Heritage Month, which has grown significantly in recent years and runs from 18 July to 17 August.

The sides have faced each other at the Diversity Football Festival in recent years, including two years ago at Punjab United’s Steve Cook Stadium in a friendly tournament which also included Sporting Bengal United and Leicester Nirvana.

That said Jas Batt, sporting director of Khalsa Sky Sports News: “It’s really exciting to welcome our brothers and sisters from Punjab United to this exciting pre-season duel in the West Midlands.”

“We’ve had a very good season and Punjab United have just celebrated cup success by winning the Kent Senior Trophy so there’s a lot to celebrate together.”

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“Both clubs are showing so much of what is right about our game. This game builds on our blossoming relationship with Punjab United.”

Sky sports news understands the discussions between the two teams about attending a friendly ahead of the new season, which took place during a recent FA faith and football event, which also hosted a unique timeline and exhibition documenting the history of South Asian women players, and an exhibition at home of English football.

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Punjab United play in the Premier Division of the Southern Counties East Football League and celebrated a fairytale end to last season by winning the Kent Senior Trophy.

Jayden Hussain scored a hat-trick in Punjab United’s 6-0 win over Deal Town at Maidstone United’s Gallagher Stadium.

Sporting Khalsa, which was formed in 1991 and whose senior men’s team plays in the Northern Premier League Midlands Division, the eighth tier of English football, is the most successful club to emerge from the UK’s South Asian community.

They finished last season as the third-top scorer of any division in the Northern Premier League, which was their debut season in Tier 4 of the National League system.

Punjab United and Sporting Khalsa both have girls teams. Sporting Khalsa also have a successful women’s team that is well established and plays in the fourth tier of English football.

Sporting Khalsa held a training day earlier in the year, offering South Asian players the chance to represent the Apna England Lionesses in the inaugural women-only Copa Del CL tournament in support of Cure Leukemia.

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Ahead of last year’s South Asian Heritage Month, West Bromwich Albion forward Mariam Mahmood Sky sports news on her in-game journey and affection for the Baggies in her first interview with a major platform.

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