More Honours for Southall Cricket Coach

Tanvir Ahamed named as a community hero

Tanvir Ahamed

September 21, 2023

There has been yet another award given to Tanvir Ahamed, a coach at the London Tigers Cricket Club in Southall.

He has won the Community Hero prize in this year’s LV=Insurance Pride of Cricket Awards ahead of five other very strong nominees.

Last year he won the ECB national coach award and Middlesex coach of the year prizes.

The judges were impressed by the positive energy that Tanvir brought to the club, the respect he has earned in the community and how he is idolised by his players.

Under his tutelage, the club has taken on and beaten more established cricket teams such as Ealing, Richmond and Hampstead Heath.

The club’s chairman Shahidul Alam Ratan said of him, "He is a role model and I think people should follow how he engages with the community, the players and how he encourages them. Those stories need to be told and shown to the people and this is how we can get more Tanvirs."

He has been at the club for a decade and provided inspiration to hundreds of young people during that time, some of whom have gone onto represent Middlesex. As well as leading the All Stars and Dynamos training programmes he acts as a groundkeeper for junior and senior teams as well as volunteering at schools across the area.

He is considered a future in elite coaching possibly with a team in the Bangladesh Premier League and is studying for his Level Three coaching qualification.

Tanvir said, "The community gave me the strength to do this. They're always supporting me, especially the parents, the kids, the volunteers, P.E. teachers from the schools. I do lots of charity events. The community supports me, they're an inspiration to me and it has given me a boost."

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