Sporting Equals SportZone @ Birmingham Eid Mela
Birmingham Eid Mela celebrates the diversity of the Muslim Community in Birmingham through its culture, food, sport, art and entertainment. Now in its 14th year, the festival is bigger and better than ever and there is something for everyone to celebrate.
The importance of Birmingham Eid Mela is that it is a celebration of Eid which marks the end of the Muslim period of fasting.
Sporting Equals will be at the Birmingham Mela offering Sport Zone activities for people to try their test their skills in different sports. Expect to see mobile Boxing ring fully equipped with punching bags for all age groups to have a go. Tennis and Table Tennis will be available for that one on one challenge, before you can have a dribble of a Football through the cones.
This is a free annual event and promises fun for the whole family. There will be funfair rides, a sports area hosting a Kabbadi and Stone lifting, a bazaar with clothing, jewellery, music and craft stalls and a whole host of catering units selling traditional Asian food.
The event starts at 1:00pm and closes at 7:00pm on Sunday 17th August at Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham. Free public car parking is available at Warwickshire Cricket Ground and limited parking at the MAC centre.
FA Asians in Football Consultation Forum
HAVE YOUR SAY!
The FA is coordinating regional forums throughout August and September 2014 to consult on suggested plans on addressing Asian inclusion across grassroots football.
These events are free but all attendees must register in advance
West Ham United FC, Upton Park, E13 9AZ
Tuesday 5th August • 6-9pm
West Bromwich Albion FC, The Hawthorns, B71 4LF
Tuesday 12th August • 6-9pm
Queens Park Rangers FC, Loftus Road, W12 7PA
Tuesday 19th August • 6-9pm
Sheffield United FC, Bramhall Lane, S2 4SU
Thursday 28th August • 6-9pm
GNG FC, Riverside Football Ground, LE3 2FW
Thursday 4th September • 6-9pm
Luton Town FC, Kenilworth Road, LU4 8AW
Tuesday 9th September • 6-9pm
To book your place email equality@TheFA.com
Each event will provide an opportunity to give feedback on these plans and to meet key local stakeholders.
Sporting Equals exists to actively promote greater involvement by all communities that are disengaged especially the black and minority ethnic population in sport and physical activity. We are the primary driver and funding channel for national and regional programmes in this field.
We work closely with both the providers of sporting opportunities (national governing bodies, local authorities and agencies, sports organisations) and the users of sporting opportunities (community and faith groups, local clubs, charities and individuals). We also have strong links with NHS agencies and other organisations addressing health inequalities in society.
Sporting Equals is one of five National Partner’s to Age UK and is the delivery organisation for the Faith and Community Strand of the Fit as a Fiddle Cascade Training Programme.
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