SLOUGH SIKHS ARE BAGGA SHERA KNOCKOUT CUP WINNERS!
This weekend we saw the Bagga Shera Knockout Cup final between Slough Sikhs and South Coast Babbar Shers.
Both teams have exhibited tremendous talent up until this point and are equally well deserving of a place in the final.
The competition initially began with 16 teams from the Never Forget 84 Premier League and Division 1.
However, it was Slough Sikhs who took a 7-1 victory this Saturday to be crowned as the first ever Bagga Shera Cup winners. Goals were scored by TC, Aaron, Boogie and a hat-trick from Kabs giving Slough a comfortable victory in the end.
Slough captain Harjit Singh speaking to Unsaid said:
“It is great to be part of competitions like this where Sikhi awareness is the key focus along with Sikh representation. The first ever Sikh-only competition gives a platform to Sikhs to showcase their talent as well as allow them to network with fellow brothers and sisters from across the nation.
“The competition further enables the attendees to understand who Bagga Shera are as diamonds of the Panth and hopefully inspires them to start doing their own research into Modern Sikh history.”
Deepa Singh Sikh Youth UK added:
“We started the league and cup competitions to help bring Sikh representation to the forefront of football and to show that Amritdhari Sikhs should not be discriminated against.
We wanted to keep the vision and scope of Jaggi Johal’s ‘Never Forget 84’ project connected to the grassroots and keep his Sikhi Parchar alive.
“Through positive community projects like the football league and cup, we hope the Sangata benefit and see that the flame Jaggi lit continues to burns on.
“It is extremely important for our community to stay active. A large proportion of problems we face as a community stem from individuals choosing to spend their social lives in pubs, clubs, online hype culture and now shisha bars. With addictions on the rise and peoples mental wellbeing deteriorating due to alcoholism and social media frenzies, it is more important than ever to keep these initiatives going.
“There is a lot for us to change and we need to encourage our community to start being more active through greater commitment and dedication in the field of sport which will ultimately help guide future generations.”
We at Unsaid Digital would like to say that as an organisation we will continue to represent the Sikh voice and that we are going to be speaking to more Sikhs involved in Sport to help find positive role models for the Sikh community.
A huge well done to Slough Sikhs – who will receive the Cup on the 2nd July at the National Sikh Sports Council community awards evening.