Why So Few Asians in Top Level Sport

Today on our blog we are asking that age old question. There is no doubt we have a stream of talented young Asians playing sport across the country, however most have still not broken through to that very top level.

Why?

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Timeout from my coaching – a short note!

Preamble

Some years back, having been a parent on the sidelines, our then U7’s coach rang me up one evening and said he was going on a 3 week break and whether I could help run training sessions with the kids as cover.  I reluctantly agreed, unfortunately he never came back to training, however fortunately I got the opportunity to coach and from that moment on an emotional journey and bond with my players began.  For all those involved in any aspect of coaching, you will only too well know the high’s and low’s, but more importantly you will understand that this is an opportunity to make a positive impact on someone…..but now I have called it time-out…….for now! Continue reading

BASTF – How it all started!

I remember like it was yesterday – one cold day in October of last year sitting in Davinder’s office suffocated by the mass Manchester United memorabilia around me! In walked Davinder and like a devout pilgrim he visited his deities, Ryan Giggs and the Manchester United team of 99, before resuming normal behaviour! The frustration of my team’s poor performance in recent years was exacerbated within the confines of this “RED” office!

But this fierce rivalry was just light banter prior to our real reason for being in the office. Our desire and passion to see an Asian talent succeeding to the highest level of sport. We were in no doubt the talent was there, but why had no individual materialised on the scene? Continue reading