Fans For Diversity

On Saturday April 16th 2016,  Bradford Park Avenue playing in National league North in partnership with Kick It Out, The Football Supporters Federation and SCAR are hosting a fun day for children and young people from a diverse background. There will be a stadium tour and a chance to take part in a penalty shoot out competition. Food will also be provided on the day. The event is in aid of community cohesion for many of the kids and young people many of whom don’t get the opportunity to mix with others from differing backgrounds. This pre-match fun will start at 1pm. All are welcome to come along at this match against Worcester City 3pm kick... read more

New Partnership with Sharpla Fc

A new club and training center for young people as been going for about 2 years. The club provides coaching sessions by FA qualified coaches on a Saturday morning for juniors at the Beap center of Midland road Bradford next door to Bradford City football ground. SCAR provided some T shirts  for many of the young kids to wear at future matches to highlight that discrimination of any form will not be tolerated. SCAR have sponsored Sharpla under 17s tracksuit tops in a tournament in London. A football tournament will be happening in the near future for many of the young kids at Sharpla and other newly formed clubs to participate in to get the kids ready for organised football in the... read more

New Racist incidents in Leeds

Hi All, It was recently on TV and many social media networks about incidents that happened at a junior football match in Leeds. The incident from the outside seemed to upset many of the youth partaking in this football match. Leaving the club to use the media to highlight the views of the juniors and parents/guardian of the incidents they saw occur. The matter has been taken up by the County FA disciplinary panel were an outcome of the incident will be adjudicated upon. Many people are waiting for the result of the... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

2001 BRADFORD RIOTS/COMMUNITY UPROAR

After the riots of 2001 and after several meetings with the police and council officials the community was split with different people(ethnicity) claiming other members of our community was to blame for the riots.  Discussions with the police was ongoing and a growing feeling of maybe we can trust them or at least work with them was established from SCAR. Not long after the riots a prominent member of the caribbean community in the Manningham area scence of the riots was gunned down in broad daylight. Criminal elements of our community had come into the area and robbed and killed one person without any evidence of the police caring. However, not long after strained dialogue with the police witnesess came forward to apprehend the culprits. The community in the Manningham area was divided. SCAR organised a football tournament for juniors and seniors with the juniors participating all getting a medal. This was funded by the police in total apart from the field hire. The tournament was a great success for the immediate community with many different ethnicity talking and enjoying the  gathering together without any... read more