In partnership with Durham Police, the Foundation of Light hosted a special five-a-side tournament at the Beacon of Light to engage a number of organisations, with the aim of raising awareness around South Asian Heritage Month.
The month is a celebration of the South Asian Community, by showcasing the British South Asian History in the UK through arts, education and sport.
Five teams battled it out for the cup with the Foundation of Light Scholars taking the title and being presented with their medals by Black Cats legend Kevin Ball.
Representatives from Show Racism the Red Card also gave a workshop and following the matches, participants put their cookery skills to the test with a South Asian-inspired cookery session.
The event was part of national South Asian Heritage Month which celebrates the South Asian community by showcasing British South Asian History in the UK through arts, education and sport.
Sgt Shaz Sadiq, who organised the day in his role as the force’s Positive Action Lead, said: “It’s great to see colleagues coming along to support events like these and raising awareness through the power of sport.”
Michael Colclough, Foundation of Light’s head of informal education said: ‘Thanks to Durham FA, Durham Police, Northumbria Police and Show Racism the Red Card we’re able to offer an inclusive, enjoyable experience, with the aim of educating participants around the positive impact the South Asian Community has had on food, clothes, music and so much more.
‘The day hopes to share experiences of what makes up British South Asian identity, in what is such a diverse and inclusive nation.’
19 August 2021