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2016 Guru Nanak Football Club
Guru Nanak Football Club

Sport

Football

Achievements to date

  • 2016 - Established Girls Junior Teams
  • 1967 - Accepted into Gravesham Football League
  • 1965 - Club was established

The Club was formed in 1965 by a group of young Indian youths that had a passion for football. The outlet for which was kicking around a ball in the local parks as part of unorganised football.

After lobbying to be accepted into the Gravesend Football League in 1967 at a time of relatively little understanding of Multiculturalism we proved our worth and have gone on to uphold the excellent reputation we have today throughout Gravesham, Kent and indeed nationally.

The social barriers we first encountered as a young club in the 1960s certainly do not exist today. We now run 13 football teams made up of talented players from all pockets of the community, including three Senior Teams, three Youth Teams (U16, U14, U12) and six Junior Teams (U11, U10, U9, U8, U7 and U6).

We now have over eight different nationalities playing for the club, from West Africa to Eastern Europe all playing for the club because they love football.

Today Guru Nanak is synonymous with Teams that play attractive football and play within the spirit of the game. That brand of football has helped us to become one of the most decorated Asian clubs in the UK and one of most recognisable names within North Kent Sunday League, Kent County League, and the KCFA itself.

Our primary motivation for securing a funding award is to support and develop the talent of our young players. Your injection of support will create a real and lasting difference in the opportunities open to the club:

– Development of state-of-the art sporting facilities for young players to train and progress their skills
– The appointment of experienced and passionate coaches and further their development
– The dream of developing our players to play professional football in the English League and one day to represent England in the international arena
– To provide the youth of Gravesham and its surrounding areas a safe environment to play football.
– Giving multicultural youth the opportunity to play sports and take them away from Drugs and Crime, feel that they fit into society and them the opportunities that other youths take for granted

Our partners

  • Firmin
  • Kent County Council
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Did you know

Since 2008, £142,469 has been awarded to individuals and organisations.