Letchworth football coach receives award from Duke of Cambridge

Bal Singh

Bal Singh - Credit: Archant

A football coach has received an award of recognition from The Duke of Cambridge.

Bal Singh founded the Khalsa Football Academy (KFA), in Letchworth GC, 25 years ago. He was one of 150 volunteers recognised at Buckingham Palace for their outstanding contribution to football.

The Duke of Cambridge, in his capacity as President of the Football Association, hosted the event with FA chairman Greg Dyke.

Mr Singh said: “Just 25 years ago I was told because I was a Sikh I would never be successful as a football coach. However, without my identity and beliefs I would not have achieved half of what I have achieved in grass roots football.”

The KFA is an organisation that supports young people through football initiatives that challenge stereotypes and racism.

You may also want to watch:

Visit www.thekfa.com for more.

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter