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Kicking racism out of sport

PUBLISHED: 17:29 05 May 2010 | UPDATED: 11:41 23 August 2010

MORE than 200 football fans turned out of a specially organised day to encourage community cohesion through sport. The Kick Racism Out of Football day at Ebbsfleet United s Stonebridge Road saw teams from across north Kent meet for a series of friendly m

MORE than 200 football fans turned out of a specially organised day to encourage community cohesion through sport.

The Kick Racism Out of Football day at Ebbsfleet United's Stonebridge Road saw teams from across north Kent meet for a series of friendly matches promoting stamping out discrimination on Saturday.

Chipie Sian, co-manager of Sian Formwork construction company and manager of North Kent Sunday League team Punjab United

organised the day.

He said: "It was a brilliant day with a really good turn out. I definitely think this will be something we will look to do on an annual basis as it is a really good opportunity to build ties within the community and bring people together."

The 34-year-old's team came up against Old Comrades FC a team with West Indian roots in the final match of the day after games at under eights level, under 10s and under 16s.

A thrilling 2-2 draw was decided with a nail biting penalty shoot out, won 6-5 by Punjab United.


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