Khalsa set to celebrate two decades

The Khalsa Football Academy have been promoting football in Stevenage and North Herts for the past two decades. This year, the KFA will start their official celebrations with a festival which includes a fixture against a celebrity team as well as a PANA k

The Khalsa Football Academy have been promoting football in Stevenage and North Herts for the past two decades.

This year, the KFA will start their official celebrations with a festival which includes a fixture against a celebrity team as well as a PANA knockout league.

To celebrate the 20 years, KFA have numerous initiatives lined up from this July for the following 12 months.

The KFA started back in 1988 in a direct attempt to get more Asian players playing organised football in Stevenage and North Herts.

KFA spokesman Bal Singh said: "The key to the organisation's success has been a clear plan with realistic aims and objectives.

"The aim of the celebrity match and future 20-year celebration initiatives is to invite local business to support the KFA.

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"All money raised will go towards combating anti-social behaviour and working with youngsters.

"The 20 years of success has been down to volunteers dedicating endless voluntary time, primarily facilitating ground-breaking initiatives to harness young people's enthusiasm for football."

* The KFA PANA League will give youngsters another chance to showcase their skills.

PANA knockout is a one-on-one street football. There are two players and one nutmeg wins it!

The league is on every Friday evening from 5.30-7.30pm.

It starts on June 27 at Hitchin Boys' School Sports Centre

Deadline for entries is June 25 and registration fee is £5 per player for the duration of the six-week league. Entry fee is £3 per session.

All players registered will be eligible for the celebrity game.

Age groups are under-eights, 10s, 12s and 14s.

Cheques for the £5 should be made payable to Khalsa Football Academy.

Parents need to send contact details including telephone number and child's name and date of birth to: Khalsa Football Academy Office, 8 Business Centre West, Avenue One, Letchworth Garden City, Herts, SG6 2HB. Or you can email teambal@hotmail.com

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