Sporting Equals hosted a wealth of talent and volunteers from members of the Black Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities. This year saw Tarsem Singh Cheema awarded Armed Forces Unsung Hero Award.
Serving 52 years for grass roots football, 70 year old Tarsem Singh Cheema is one of many honourable founder members of Punjab United Football Club Derby and Khalsa Football Federation.
Setting the foundation for Asians to play football in the early 60's he has allowed many thousands of young asian footballers the opportunity to play football for over half a century.
Still working at grass roots football Tarsem works every year hosting and still working with the Khalsa Football Federation to host its annual tournaments that take place around the country.
He is still activley working with Punjab United Derby where he helps the youth teams with lifts and daily football duties. Showing that after all these years, Tarsem is still as dedicated to giving and providing a service to inspire and grow the talents of all those players participating in grassroots football.
“Tarsem Singh is a worthy winner of the Unsung Hero Award that recgnises that support he has given grass roots football. To do that over fifty two years tirelessly is remarkable. We are proud to honour Tarsem which this Award as this is exactly what the Sporting Equals British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards are about”. Arun Kang, Founder of the BEDSA Awards and CEO of Sporting Equals.