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Mr Zilu Miah appointed as new Chairman of London Tigers

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London Tigers is an Award winning Organisation delivering wide range projects including Sports, Education, Employment Training, Health and Volunteer development for the community across London, UK and Abroad.  The heart of the organisation is the London Tigers Football Club, which is very highly recognised throughout the UK Asian Community and Mainstream football in UK and Bangladesh.
London Tigers Football Club has 18 football teams from under 8 to Semi- professional football team who play in the Spartan South Midlands Football league Premier Division. The Premier League where Manchester United, Liverpool FC, Arsenal, Chelsea FC play are 8 Divisions above the league London Tigers play in and 4 Divisions away from professional football League in UK.
London Tigers football Club plays in the world’s most famous Football competition- The FA CUP where they win prize money for every round they win.  Last season they won £8500 by winning 3 rounds of the 14 round cup competition which Arsenal won in Wembley.
The London Tigers Football Club won many Awards over the years.  They were awarded the Best Asian Football Club in UK in 2012 by The Football Association.  The Evening standard Newspaper highlighted the impact the London Tiger makes across London with over 800 children and young people from over 60 nationalities.
London Tigers signed a 25 Years lease on 19 acres Sports Complex in Southall London Borough of Ealing which has been part of a £2.5m development so far and has 4 football pitches. Tigers also have a 200 seater football stadium in Greenford where the Semi-professional football team plays.
The Founder Chairman of the London Tigers Football club has been Mesba Ahmed who is also the Charity Organisation CEO, Mesba established the Club in 1986 and has worked tirelessly developing the structure of Club matching many mainstream football clubs of UK.
Recently London Tigers Football Club appointed one of the UK’s Leading Bangladeshi Successful Business Entrepreneur Mr Zilu Miah. He is very ambitious about supporting London Tigers Semi Professional Football Club and providing them a boost to become one of the best and successful football Club from the Bangladeshi and Asian Community in UK.  One of his ambition is to see the London Tigers playing in highest level possible in the English Football League and to develop British Bangladeshi footballers to professional football in UK.
Mr Zilu Miah is a keen footballer himself played competitive football in Birmingham where he is originally from.  He has come forward to give London Tigers Football Club not only financial support but also provide the strategic brains to drive the club to higher level in English Football League.  The budget for a semi professional football club is approximately £50000 per year with the Support of Mr Zilu Miah London Tigers are currently paying players in their semi professional team.
Many of London Tigers players are now playing professional football in Sweden division 1 (Wadah), Norway division 1(Henry Emenike) and Cyprus Premier Division (Marco Tagbatumi).  Our coaches are now in professional league in Lithuania (Valdas), Georgia (georgi) and Angola (Eddie) as well as Watford Academy (Armand kavaja).  Our Club Physio Sharon Haidarapour is now with Arsenal Women’s Team and England Women’s Football team.

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