London Tigers’ football team on a tour of Bangladesh, playing to a crowd of 3,000+ villagers
London Tigers’ football team went on a tour of Bangladesh in early 2016. It was a profoundly life changing experience for the players who came home with a clear understanding of the challenges facing poor people living in urban slums and remote rural villages.
The team played against the London Tigers u16 team in Sylhet in front of over 3,000 cheering spectators on a testing pitch. The camaraderie between the two teams demonstrated the power of sport to bring people together and create new opportunities and chances.
The UK players donated football boots and kits to help young kids participate and are now passionate ambassadors for poverty reduction and sports for change programmes in Bangladesh. This was a fun and exciting way to strengthen relations as well as a way of raising the profile of ‘sports for change’ and the need for more youth empowerment and sports development in Bangladesh.