Referees course

SCAR in partnership with Sporting Equals and the County FA ran a referee’s course for  the BME community in the district. It was aimed at getting more individuals from an ethnic minority background into refereeing matches at grassroots level. However, some could progress to the premier league and eventually represent our country. We had over subscribed for the course and eventually had over 20 take the course. We are happy to say all passed and many are now officiating games on a weekend. (Pictures in gallery) SCAR hope to be running another course for referee’s in the future. If you are interested just give us a call. Funded in part by The Premier league, PFA and...

Cancer Appeal

In June 2014 , SCAR organised a 5 a side football tournament at 5 alive, all proceeds going to the Bradford Telegraph & Argus Cancer appeal. SCAR wanted to highlight to the participants and spectators the need for regular check up for cancer, but especially prostate cancer which, is one of the highest killers of men. The tournament was funded by Regal Bakery. The throphies were presented by councillors Sinead Ingle and Carol...

Bridging The Generation Gap

At our last base at Frontline community centre, many of the elderly users were complaining of the fear of meeting some of the young people of the area. Media reports and word of mouth reports suggested the young people of the area were criminals waiting to happen. SCAR sort funding to engage the young and the elderly of the area to eleviate the persception of the elderly primarily but, also the young thinking the elderly don’t understand the youth of today. The project consisted of getting a qualified tutor into the centre once a week at an agreed time for both parties. The tutor got both parties to talk about their problems of living in the area. Over the weeks the tutor got the young people walking the elderly home after the session and even getting both parties to cook a meal for the end of the project. The evaluation sheet was very consistant after the project had ended. Both parties had nothing but praise for each other and agreed their fears and misunderstanding of each other was based on sterotype they’d put each party into. It was agreed from the Frontline community centre management this project was a great...

COMMUNITY WORLD CUP

With the influx of new migrants to Britain. Bradford saw a visible increase in many members of our community. SCAR decided to host a  7 a side mini world cup at Manningham Mills Sports & Community Association. The criteria for entering a team was either you or your parents had to have come from the country you were representing. We limited the teams(countries) to 16. We had teams from Asia(Pakistan,Palestine,Kashmir and Iraq) Europe(England,Italy, Serbia and Ukraine) Africa(Malaya, Nigeria, Tunisia and Zimbabwe the caribbean(pictures in our gallery) We had the local radio service Bradford city Broadcasting(BCB) in attendance to see the community of Bradford working and showing cohesion through sport. It was estimated well over 500 people were supporting the tournament not including the teams. We had David Ward MP supporting the event and distrubuting the medals of the winners and runners up. incidently the winning team was Jamacia beating Palestine in the final on penalties. The hole day was succes for community cohesion. SCAR got many of the teams not already in organised leagues a governance for their clubs and helped them with funding to actually part fund their teams expenses. The tournament was funded by Awards for All(Big...