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Leader of House of Commons celebrates London Tigers success

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESThe Leader of the House of Commons, Chris Grayling MP, attended as Chief Guest at the packed out London Tigers Annual Awards Ceremony in Porchester Hall London with over 500 people on Wednesday 28th October 2015. The event celebrated the achievements of London Tigers members, coaches, volunteers and staff, with over 100 awards given out on the day to a diverse range of people from different nationalities, age and background.

Special guests at the event included Anne Main MP, Bob Blackman MP, Karen Buck MP, Paul Scully MP, the Mayors of Brent, Redbridge and Ealing, and the Deputy High Commissioner of Bangladesh Khondker M Talha along with many other distinguished councillors.

Sulthana Begum and Nazifa Anjum of London Tigers hosted the evening. Chairman Ronald Boddy gave a speech on behalf of the trustees. Asian business tycoon Mr Zilu Miah was publicly announced as the new Chairman of London Tigers Football Club to drive the ambitious semi-professional team further up the FA Football pyramid structure.

Awards were given out to members of the London Tigers Football, Cricket, Badminton and Youth Clubs along with the Health and Wellbeing and Coaches and Volunteer awards. Special awards were given to Volunteer of the Year (Nazifa Anjum, 21, Elephant & Castle), Young Person of the Year (Zakaira Bunni, 9 and Benson N’gari, 9, both young footballers from Southall who are in the books with QPR FC and Brentford FC), Special Recognition (Margarita Claden, Shepherd’s Bush and Mick Wilkins, Kingsbury) and Tiger of the Year (Tarik Ali Khan, Southall, who is the London Tigers Cricket Club Captain in Southall).

Special Award was given by London Tigers Trustee Polly Islam to CEO Mesba Ahmed for all his hard work, he has driven the organisation from the beginning to where it is today, nationally inspiring not only Asian Community but also mainstream community who are following the model of London Tigers.

London Tigers is a mainstream award winning organisation in UK. Highly recognised for it community integration work using sports tackling wide range of social issues such as drugs, crime, gangs culture, mental health, unemployment and community integration. They were recently recognised and highlighted in London’s most popular newspaper The Evening standard for the impact that they make using sports across London. The Evening Standard also recognised the Founder CEO Mesba Ahmed amongst the 1000 most Influential Londoner along with other dignatories. Boris Jonhson Mayor of London is London Tigers Honourable Patron.

London Tigers are leading sports organisation within the Asian community in UK and have recently acquired 25 year lease on 19 acres Spikes Bridge Park for their London Tigers Sports Complex in Southall. Dev Jassi Chairman of Sunrise radio and Skyex was present and gave the Special Award to young person the of the year. Dev is also supporting the London Tigers Southall football Club team through his charity BrightSky.

The FA Cup trophy presence was the highlight of the evening where guests had the opportunity to take pictures with the world most famous cup which was Won by Arsenal last season in Wembley and London Tigers semi pro team played upto 4 rounds of the cup competition.

There were also performances from Iffaat Choudhury, Katherine Ross, Shireen Jawad, Oshin Mehta and Shumon Sharif. Guests also took photos with The FA Cup.

London Tigers thanks all their supporters of the awards ceremony who were Apex Accountancy, BBCA, Channel S, BrightSKy Charity, Chef Online, Doorstep Pharmacy, Giftos, Impress Media, NTV, Pride of Asia, Skyex, Southall Mela, Spirit UK, Sunny Media, Sylhet Excelsior, UKBCCI and Vintage.