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The Club

Creating an opportunity for youth

Mission Statement

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:


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

Commitment from coaches/members

Commitment from parents