Heritage & Diversity

We invite you to join us for the launch of the Football in Leicester: Heritage and Diversity exhibition next Thursday 11th July 2019 6pm-8pm at the Old Library Gallery and Café (Adult Education College, 50-54 Belvoir St, Leicester LE1 6QL) and for a special reception preceding the launch of exhibition. ‘In 1969, a group of young Asian men were playing football in Spinney Park, Leicester, and they decided to start football club with the help of a local Gurdwara. The story of the Guru Nanak Gurdwara Football Club (GNG FC) from its humble origins as a parks-based team to becoming a successful community football club, and finally to developing its own club centre and grounds is a fascinating, but ignored, Leicester tale.’

Hear about the history of the Club from our young leaders, and learn more about one of Leicester’s most successful community football clubs.

The project is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and has been researched and put together by a team of young people, and photographer, Jagdish Patel.

About the National Lottery Heritage Fund

Thanks to National Lottery players, we invest money to help people across the UK explore, enjoy and protect the heritage they care about – from the archaeology under our feet to the historic parks and buildings we love, from precious memories and collections to rare wildlife. www.hlf.org.uk. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and use #HLFsupported.

We hope that you can join us. Kulwinder Singh Johal and the GNGFC Team

GNG Football Club

Riverside Football Ground

Braunstone Lane East