- Lancaster Islamic Community Hub (LICH) will host a football tournament next month.
- The tournament aims to bring together players of all ages, including veterans and refugees.
- The event will promote fitness, team spirit, and community building among the Muslim population.
Sports have a remarkable ability to bring people together, transcending boundaries of age, background, and culture.
Making a positive impact in the community, Lancaster Islamic Community Hub (LICH) will launch a new football tournament next month, bringing together players of all ages, veterans and refugees.
The tournament will promote fitness, stamina, team spirit, and community building.
“By bringing players from different backgrounds onto the same field, the tournament will encourage community interaction amongst a growing Muslim population of the city,” the organizer, Imtiaz Khoda, told Lancaster Guardian.
With six teams participating in the competition, the tournament is sponsored by Sultan Experience, Perilicious and UniPad from Lancaster and FlipOut Preston.
“This collaboration serves as a testament to the mutually beneficial relationship between the Muslim community and the broader community of Lancaster, promoting economic growth and fostering stronger ties,” Khoda said.
“Together, we can highlight the positive impact sports can have on community building and promote a more inclusive society.
“We believe that showcasing the unity and growth of the Muslim community in Lancaster through this tournament will serve as a powerful symbol of inclusivity and togetherness, fostering a sense of belonging for all participants.”
According to the latest 2021 census, the most populous religious group within Lancaster is Christians, accounting for 51.8% of the population. Lancaster has a Muslim population of 2,663 which is 1.9% of the population.