This is the first time the Club has held an event of this kind.BCFC
The Ramadan Cup, in conjunction with Birmingham City Community Trust and West Midlands Police, was held at Nechells Leisure Centre, with eight teams from across the city competing against each other.
The Blues Kicks and Safe Haven Project is a community engagement programme that uses football to reduce anti-social behaviour. The Thursday night league held at Moseley School has been suspended during Ramadan 2018.
Following evening prayers, the tournament kicked-off at midnight and was played in a competitive spirit. Aside from the winning team picking up the Blues Kicks and Safe Haven Ramadan Cup trophy, they were awarded a Ramadan meal voucher at Café Blu in Small Heath.
Jamie Bunch, Head of Community, Birmingham City Community Trust, said: “I’m delighted we were able to organise the Blues Kicks and Safe Haven Ramadan Cup.
“This is the first time the Club has held an event of this kind and this is a big step in the right direction of our work in the local community as the Club becomes a good neighbour in the city of Birmingham. It’s a fantastic example of the way in which we aim to provide football opportunities to all aspects of our community.
“We’ve had a fantastic response to the cup and it highlights the positive work that the Blues Kicks and Safe Haven Project is having in Birmingham.
“The Trust tackles some of the biggest issues in society across education, health, social inclusion and sports participation.”