Chuhar Singh Jandu came to Coventry in 1956 PDF Print E-mail

We started a football team here then, because I was playing rugby we had enough people to start  a team.

In 1959/60 we started a small team playing on Sundays. We played under the Banner of Indian Worker’s Association. We played for about 3 or 4 years. Then we had more junior kids coming and joining us then we called it the Indian Youth Club. Then more and more people started to come. We had a team of similar people in Birmingham and we used to have a friendly match with them every two weeks. They would come here to Coventry and we would go over there to Birmingham. Then we formed another team in Wolverhampton and another in Leicester. Then we had four Indian football teams. We used to play against each other on a friendly basis. We loved it. We played in the Coventry City’s local fields. We played in the school playing grounds; the council hired it to us. We used to have to pay about  £2.50 per day to hire the ground. Then we had to pay the referee about £1.50 for referring. We used to do our own travelling to the grounds. 

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