FOR the first time, the BBC has made a documentary on Gravesend based ‘Punjab United’ football club.
The latest move by the broadcaster is expected to increase the visibility of the other Asian clubs and players looking to play.
A special documentary shows the football club’s inaugural journey into a semi-professional football environment. The behind the scenes documentary was filmed during the 2018-19 season.
Punjab United was formed in 2003 and started up as a team playing amateur Sunday league football.
Although the club is run and managed by British Sikhs, it is a community club welcoming and encouraging players from all backgrounds.
The club has now grown significantly since it’s formation.
Today, Punjab United is a semi-professional football team competing in a Step 4 national league system. They are the first team in the Gravesham borough to achieve this status.
After a successful couple of years with back to back promotions and cup victories, they find themselves in the Southern Counties East league.
The club joined the Kent County League Premier Division in 2016, and in their inaugural season, they won the Kent Intermediate Challenge Cup.
Gravesend has one of the largest Sikh communities in the UK.