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Dr Charanpreet Singh Johal, President

Charanpreet’s vision to give a voice to the Punjabi community of Leicester became a reality when he founded Kohinoor Radio station in 2006. Kohinoor Radio is a community run organisation that provides broadcasting in Punjabi across the entire city. The station maintains its objective for minority ethnic communities to have access to a wide variety of music, local news and information, in order to promote greater awareness and social inclusion. Charanpreet has been instrumental in setting up several projects for the community in Leicester since 1990; these include, Punjabi Schools, Day Centres and Community Centres for the Sikh population of Leicester. His work for the community extends internationally as he manages two eye camps in Punjab that provide medical optical care for the underprivileged, which are sponsored by Leicester’s Punjabi community. During the development of the new facilities and reorganisation of the Football Club, Charanpreet has been an active and guiding mentor.

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Nash Bains, Chairman

As a young boy, Nash played for GNG Football Club, and grew up proudly witnessing both of his brothers becoming founding members of the Club. GNG Football Club is an integral part of his family, which he wishes to share with all members of our community. Professionally, Nash has been working in the property development sector for over two decades. His diverse roles have included work as an advisory for national and international investment funds, along with direct development and management of large-scale projects. Nash currently holds position as Chairman of GNG Football Club – a role that he cherishes in order to help implement and support the Club’s mission and the communities it aims to serve.

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Kulwinder Singh Johal

Kulwinder’s first contact with GNG Football Club was in Leicester in 1989, when he happened to be an opposition player. His outstanding performance led to his signing to GNG Football Club, where he has since been an unstoppable force behind the Club’s development. His two agendas are: To provide facilitative opportunities for all young people to access sport; To ensure that Black and Minority Ethnic Youth have equal opportunities in accessing sport. A follower of the Sikh faith and humanitarian values, he believes in the importance of community service. Kulwinder is also head of Youth Development at the Club, and one of his dreams is for GNG Football Club to facilitate British Asian players to go on to play football both professionally and nationally.

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Paramjit Singh Reyat

Paramjit works in business, and his love for football was ignited after three months of migrating from Punjab to Leicester, in 1970, when he saw a group of young Indians walk past his house. Asking them where they were going, they replied, “to play football”. He has been walking with the Club ever since. From 1980, Paramjit has also been involved in community service, and was elected as Mayor of Braunstone Town in 2003. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience in fundraising for local youth projects, which is a source of great support for the development of GNG Football Club and its community project partners..

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Surinder Singh Gill

Surinder is a founding member of the Club, committed to community engagement, and presently working for numerous charities and groups in Leicester. He has also volunteered for the Golden Temple in Amritsar, India, with work that included restoration to the golden domes. His dedication and hard work are valued attributes that will undoubtedly help better the Club and our communities. His two main passions are GNG Football Club, and devotional music. As a professional engineer his expertise has been crucial during the construction of our new facilities.

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