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The game between Leeds United U23’s vs Panjab FA men’s national team scheduled for the 2nd March 2018, with a kick off time of 7pm has been post postponed, due to unplayable snowy weather conditions.
Without a doubt, this is a major disappointment for all concerned, we have proposed and requested dates from Leeds United and Harrogate Town AFC, to re-schedule the game.
2018 is the year of International football competitions. Whilst all eyes will be on the FIFA World Cup in Russia, London will host the ConIFA World Football Cup this May 2018 with 16 nations competing from 4 continents for the World title outside FIFA.
Having finished finalists in 2016 in our 1st World Cup competition, the objective is clear within the camp throughout the association that we aim to finish the tournament as champions at our 2nd attempt is the route ahead.
Here is a short clip of the ConIFA World Cup final where we came minutes from winning our 1st world title. ConIFA World Football Cup 2016 Abkhazia vs Panjab
Panjab FA was founded by Harpreet Singh July 2014 shared his thoughts with us. ” My objective when launching Panjab FA, the national football team representing the Panjabi community worldwide was to provide the international platform and exposure to show the talents of the community. We made a made after only 18 months with alot of hard work collectively by being minutes away from winning the only world title outside FIFA.
We are now preparing to compete at the ConIFA World Football Cup 2018 in London. This is an incredible opportunity for us to one step further and win the the World Cup. By winning the competition, this will give all the substance for the gifted talented players of Panjab to progress at an accelerated pace in the game. It is my desire and objective for Panjabi footballers to be a regular fixture in the National League Level 5 of the football pyramid. This World Cup here in London in the in front of the English football system is the perfect setting for all, especially the players.”
The ConiFA World Cup 2018 in London starts 31.5.18 to 10.6.18. For further information www.ConIFA.org
The next training session for the national team is set for the 10th September 2017 at Lilleshall NSC. We look forward to welcoming the current squad, along with new player additions.
This will be the first session post the game vs England C. With very big plans ahead for the year moving into 2018, we will soon announce the fixtures set to take place for Panjab.
We will shortly announce the squad called up to training for Panjab national team, in preparation for the next phase of the national team.
We look forward to welcoming the players to training.
Two goals from Darren McQueen denied Panjab FA a famous victory over England C in a historic football match on May 28, 2017.
Darren McQueen struck twice as England C defeated a spirited Panjab side 2-1 at Damson Park, Solihull, on May 28, 2017.
The landmark event marks the first time that a south Asian national team has faced an England representative side.
Panjab began the game brightly, much to the delight of the nearly 1500 watching supporters. Players in blue and yellow were showcasing every bit of their determination and self-belief to everyone in attendance.
England C struggled to keep any meaningful possession when faced with Panjab’s perfectly timed sliding challenges and high pressing. Gurjit Singh fired an effort just over, before coming just as close several minutes later.
After Rajpal Virk released Gurjit down the left, he saw an initial effort blocked, but the ball fell kindly for the Panjab, and Rushall Olympics, striker. He then cut inside with a clever shimmy and curled a shot over the crossbar.
With Panjab arguably on top at this point, England C looked to have won a penalty. The Chester FC striker, James Alabi, went round Ash Malhotra in the Panjab goal before going down. But the referee was unmoved and, instead, booked Alabi for simulation.
Panjab’s rhythm, though, was disrupted in the 27th minute. Their influential captain, Amarvir Sandhu, went down after a late challenge, and worryingly stayed down as the referee waved play on.
The Darlington defender, David Ferguson, broke down the left before crossing deep to Alabi who headed back across goal only for an unmarked Darren McQueen to head straight at Malhotra.
Sandhu’s injury meant he could take no further part in the historic game. Panjab manager, Reuben Hazell, sent on Camen Singh Bhandal to replace their skipper.
Just minutes later it got worse for Panjab as McQueen made no mistake in converting his chance this time. Alabi’s weighted through ball allowed McQueen to race clear of the Panjab defence.
The Ebbsfleet United forward then delicately chipped the ball over the onrushing Panjab goalkeeper with just enough pace to take it over the line before Jhai Dhillon could get to it.
Ten minutes after the half-time break, Raj Virk was brought down by Ryan Croasdale in a dangerous central position 25 yards out. Gurjit Singh’s free kick was parried away by the England goalkeeper, James Montgomery, only for it to fall back to Virk who lashed it into the net via the post.
After a fantastic run by McQueen, who was a constant menace to the Panjab defence, his low cross looked destined to be turned in by Alabi. But his control let him down and allowed Panjab to scramble away.
England C didn’t have to wait much longer to regain the lead as McQueen put the Non-League Three Lions back ahead in the 62nd minute. Ferguson’s low driven cross was met by the England striker and the ball ended up in the corner after taking a deflection off Dhillon.
Panjab pushed forward for the remainder of the game in an effort to equalise for a second time. But they struggled to fashion any clear opportunities against a side who were now content with sitting back and playing on the counter.
In the final minutes, England C captain, Keaton Wood, did brilliantly to head Gurjit Singh’s cross off the line. And moments later, substitute, Joe Ironside, fired into the side netting from a tight angle after a quick counter-attack.
Both teams received warm applause from a satisfied crowd as they went down the tunnel after the full-time whistle. After all, today was always about more than just the football or the result.
Panjab FA have shown that they, and Asian footballers as a whole, can compete at a high competitive level, and this match could well be the start of a new footballing era.
Panjab play England C in what will be a unique and historic game. Panjab vs England C game will kick off less than 48 hours from now.
Do not miss out. Book and print your free tickets for the game: Panjab vs England C
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Event management service provider Events Asia, team up with Panjab FA in the upcoming landmark fixture between Panjab vs England C.
On agreeing this deal, chairman Harpreet Singh is looking forward to working with Steve of Events Asia. He said ” I had initial discussions with Steve of Events Asia, it went so well, we did not need to sit and go through it again. He showed great enthusiasm and I am delighted that an excellent events management company will now join us for current and future developments. They provide a vast array of services for different industries and I look forward to a prosperous relationship together.”
Events Asia Managing Director Steve had the following to say ” I am very excited to be part of this expedition as the event partner. This is a great opportunity for our company to be supporting in such a special game, this is our passion and we want to provide complete satisfaction and demonstrate our standards and service.”
For more information on the services of Events Asia, please click here. http://www.eventsasia.co.uk/
Sikh Channel secure the rights for the LIVE and exclusive coverage of the historic football fixture between Panjab vs England C, in what will be a landmark moment in football history.
Sikh Channel will become the first Asian channel globally to take LIVE coverage for the first South Asian national football team to play an England representative team.
On agreeing this deal, founder and chairman Harpreet Singh expressed his delight of this development, he said ” This is a landmark moment game, for a landmark TV channel. Sikh Channel have been the first to take on many community initiative in recent years and once again, they expressed great enthusiasm to take LIVE coverage of the fixture between Panjab and England C.”
Singh further said, ” Sikh Channel have a very big global following through the TV, website TV, social media and social media LIVE. The viewers of the channel are predominantly of Panjabi background worldwide and this is befitting to showcase the first Panjab national football team representing 125 million global Panjabi community giving consideration of football entertainment to the viewers. I am very sure that in the build up to the game, the community, football fans and passionate Panjabi patriots will be in support to cheer on Panjab, I urge all who to Panjab to connect with us.”
Panjab take on England C on the 28th May 2017 at Solihull Moors FC, The Automated Technology Group Stadium, Damson Parkway, B91 2PP.
FREE TICKETS:Panjab vs England C – register for your free tickets
To celebrate the landmark game vs England C, Singh refunds all tickets to fans, for an admission free game for all.
In an interview with the Panjab FA media team, Founder and Chairman Harpreet Singh, explains his reasoning for the decision.
” To make it an admission free game was something that was on my mind from the moment the game was agreed with The FA back in January. Ofcourse with all costs associated with hosting the game, you have to look at various aspects and what works best.
However, I am so delighted with the game taking place, It is more important to me that all people from different backgrounds, the young, the elderly, people who may never have watched a football match previously, to come to the game and enjoy this unique fixture, the first of its kind.
Why not, I had a feeling in my heart that I wanted to make this an event that is not charged on the people. I have great devotion for creating opportunities, participation, inclusion and diversity. I want this to be the start of a prosperous relationship between Panjab FA, The FA and most importantly the people, after all, it is about the people.
I am a proud Panjabi patriot and this will be another milestone for Panjab FA as we continue to build credibility in the game and for British Asian footballers, especially for the next phase, with plans in place for a player participation in the thousands very soon.”
Book your place for Panjab vs England C. All fans must produce printed tickets by registering on the link below.
In a landmark game between Panjab FA and England C, we can now share details of the final squad to face England C.
Ash Malhotra (Stourbridge FC)
Raajan Gill (Free Agent)
Kuran Athwal (Albion Rovers FC U20s – Scottish League 1)
Toch Singh (Tilbury FC)
Jhai Dhillon (Redditch United)
Arjun Purewal (Consett AFC)
Aaron Singh Basi (Albion Sports FC)
Glenvir Hayer (Clevedon Town FC)
Rajpal Virk (Marbella United – Spain)
Aaron Minhas (Beaconsfield Sycob FC)
Omar Riaz (Windsor FC)
Amarvir Singh Sandhu (Free Agent)
Camen Singh Bhandal (Fisher FC)
Gurjit Singh (Rushall Olympics FC)
Amar Purewal (TBC)
Due to the progress, developments and for the next evolution of the Panjab FA, we have opportunities for 48 – 64 Film/ Video Editors across the UK to join Panjab FA media division in a voluntary/work experience capacity for the period of 6 months, in the following areas:
- Gravesend & Kent
- Bradford & Huddersfield
- Luton & Bedford
Key responsibilities and skills:
- A keen eye for detail and a critical mind
- Creativity and a passionate interest in film and video editing;
- Patience and concentration;
- The ability to listen to others and to work well as part of a team;
- A high level of self-motivation, commitment and dedication;
- Organisational and time management skills;
- The ability to work under pressure and to deadlines;
- Communication skills, both written and oral.
- Film and edit live football events, film and edit interviews to produce finished football videos that are consistent in style and branding of the task.
- Editing projects (e.g. internal videos, highlights/ promos, social media videos & documentaries)
- Categorise and storage of all material on shared storage. Dropbox.
- Same day editing and uploading to websites & social media.
- Coordination and managing video projects as needed.
- Essential – a good foundation in video production from video recording, editing to football standards and uploading to website and social media.
- Identify new avenues in football social media content and assist in Panjab FA recorded and live social media sharing.
- Drivers’ licence would be an advantage, but not essential as you will most often work in your local region.
Qualifications and experience:
- Suitably qualified to a good standard
- Experience is desirable, but not essential.
- Creative and technical skills necessary to edit long and short-form football related video projects
- Excellent writing and editorial skills
- Experienced in all aspects of the post-production process
- Technologically adept – able and willing to learn new software
- A punctual, self starter and problem solver
- Able to work on multiple projects and manage time efficiently
- Flexibility with the ability to work to deadlines
- Must be willing to travel abroad for filming if needed at our expense
- Awareness of safety in handling of equipment in a filming environment
- Creative with regard to multiple design elements
- Energetic and an innovative thinker
- Excellent communicator and well organised
- A team player
- The ability to communicate in Panjabi, Hindi or Urdu would be advantageous, but not essential
- Sundays between 4pm and 8pm for setup and production of football coverage and additional time for editing and uploading.
What we will do for you
- Provide the platform for football filmng enthusiasts. We want you to join us and work in a fun and exciting football environment.
- We will provide the canvass for all sports production, driven individuals seeking the opportunity to demonstrate there skills. We will create site profiles and promote the work you produce.
- We will provide the support system for you to help you progress in your future pathway and career.
If you keen to join us and/ or have any questions, please contact us at info@PanjabFA.com. Please send a cover letter explaining why you want this opportunity, together with your up-to date CV.