A special reception was held at the Gravesham Civic Centre on Tuesday the 2nd of May 2023 in recognition of Punjab United FC and their recent victory in the final of the Kent Senior Trophy beating Deal Town 6-0. The win is the club’s most significant trophy to date and rounds off an excellent season.

The reception was hosted by the Mayor of Gravesham Cllr Peter Scollard at the Gravesend Civic Centre, and attended by Deputy Lieutenant and KECC CEO Gurvinder Sandher MBE DL. The civic guests awarded Punjab Utd with a special salver to commemorate their victory and recognise the immense achievement. Also in attendance was Kent’s FA’s first ever female South Asian referee Rashpal Shergill.

Despite the team’s name, the Gravesham based football club is open to the all regardless of age, ability, religion, sexual orientation and race, promoting diversity in sport in their local community.

Gurvinder Sandher MBE DL, CEO of KECC commented “It was a great honour to celebrate Punjab United FC on their recent win of the Kent Senior Trophy as well as their hard work over the last 20 years. They should be very proud of their achievement and I’m excited to see what other successes the future brings. I have watched their rise over the last 20 years from close quarters and feel that they are an example of how sport can be used to break down barriers and bring communities together.”