City Sikhs Network celebrate British Asian sporting success
A number of leading British Asian figures from the world of sport led a debate on how things can be improved for future generations of British Asian sportsmen and women at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP in London last Wednesday (17 October).
Organised by the City Sikhs Network, the event saw an audience of almost 150 people attend to hear short talks from Paralympian wheelchair rugby player Mandip Sehmi, award-winning sports journalist Mihir Bose, female cricketer Isa Guha, and co-founder of the Asian Football Awards and football agent Baljit Rihal.
The topics of discussion ranged from racism in football to ways of increasing female participation in professional sports. A video message from Fauja Singh brought the event to a close, with the 101-year-old marathon runner encouraging all people to take up sports in order to stay healthy regardless of their age.