Inclusive Football team

Updated: May 21, 2020

Khalsa Youth Football Academy,  Letchworth

Inclusive Football team secure over £21,000 in funding for weekly Futsal sessions

A charity football club in Wilbury, Letchworth has secured funding to provide young people from Black and Minority Ethnic groups opportunities to gain leadership skills and promote inclusivity.

Khalsa Youth Football has received new investment of £21,393 from People’s Health Trust, using money raised through The Health Lottery in the South East.

The grant will provide weekly Futsal sessions (a type of five-a-side indoor football) for young people from BAME communities. The funding will also allow for weekly mentoring and a community Futsal hub, developing leaders and supporting individuals to gain qualifications.

Baljinder Singh, Head Coach for Khalsa Youth Football, said: “Thanks to this funding, we can support young people from Black and Minority Ethnic groups who live in Wilbury to gain and practice leadership skills. Those taking part will also receive weekly mentoring from volunteers and then organise community hubs.”

Chris Lunn, Director of Health Lottery South East, said: “We are delighted that money raised by Health Lottery South East is supporting such an important community project.”

Local grass roots charities in the South East of England will benefit from Health Lottery tickets sold from 29 July to 31 August 2018. What’s more, during that time, for every £1 entry into a weekly lottery draw the player will automatically be entered into the monthly mega raffle taking place on 1 September 2018, with a guaranteed prize of £250,000.

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