Creating an opportunity for youth
At Punjab United, we are on a mission. Football is a game we have all grown to love and we want everyone to feel the same way about it. It gives members of the club so much and we want to share those virtues with you. We aim to achieve the following:
- To promote, foster, develop and support the game of Association Football in every way, without discrimination.
- Increase the number of people actively involved in football.
- Increase the number and quality of leaders and coaches in the sport.
- Establish more opportunities for volunteers and players with the community.
- Providing the opportunity for anyone of any age, colour or creed to be able to participate in football from Grass Roots level to Elite level.
- Protect the Club’s heritage of promoting the participation of the Asian community in Grass Roots football, with the aim of seeing the integration of British Asians in the upper echelons of the game.
Founded in 1966, an auspicious year in the history of English football, Punjab United is approaching its 50th birthday. Created by Tarsem Kandola originally as a group of friends enjoying a game of football on a Sunday morning, the club has been an established name in the Wolverhampton & District Sunday League. We currently operate one adults team and Junior Teams from Under 8s to Under 15s and we have had an eventful history: Played in the Premier Division for many years, culminating in a league cup final appearance at Molineux in the 1970s - famously fielding 10 players with the same surname (Singh) with the only exception being Geoff Edwards, making the national press (Sunday People).
Famous players include Geoff Edwards, Lakbir Basran, Mangal Singh, Gian Sangha, Chhinda Singh and Gurnam Singh.
Started additional Sunday league sides in the mid-1970s originally as Bilston College FC and Hatherton Arms. These merged in the early 1980s and became Punjab United Sports, Runners-up in the BP Roberts Cup 2003/4.
Created the Club’s first junior team with an Under 12s team in the Bilston Partnership Youth Football League in 2003.
Various League and Cup Winners at junior level, collaborating with clubs from across the Midlands.
Featured the first girl – Rina Dale - to ever play in the Khalsa Football Federation Tournaments, played at Under 13 age. She is now the Club Welfare Officer.
Working with AFF, "Kick it Out" and The FA on National "Asians in Football" issues.
Created opportunities for junior players to take part in trials at Wolverhampton Wanderers and also Chelsea Football Club.
Birmingham Sunday Vase Winners and Asian UK Community Cup Winners 2013.
Here at Punjab United, we strive to provide equal opportunities for children and adults irrespective of race, religion gender or disability. To help encourage and involve all, we believe that children, parents, volunteers and coaches must all work together and support one another. In return, we ask that members of the club, be they players, coaches or parents, conduct themselves in a manner aligned to our club values, as follows:
Commitment from players
- Respect all coaches and volunteers at all times
- Respect teammates at all times
- Respect opponents and officials at all times
Commitment from coaches/members
- Treat all players equally irrespective of ability
- Give all players equal opportunities to progress and develop as players and personalities
- Set an example when it comes to respecting officials and the laws of the game
- Respect colleagues and opposing coaches at all times
- Ensure the integrity of the club is never compromised in any situation
- Encourage good sportsmanship between players and their teammates and opponents
Commitment from parents
- Treat the volunteers who offer their services and time to the club in support of their children with respect at all times