Ardent Wolverhampton Wanderers fans, the Punjabi Wolves Supporters, will be holding the first ever ‘Punjabi Cultural Day,’ taking place at the Championship sides Molineux Stadium, on Saturday April 18.
Organized in association with their home-town club and the University of Wolverhampton, the ‘Punjabi Cultural Day’ will be supported by Kick It Out and the Footballers Supporters Federation to celebrate and highlight all things associated with Punjabi culture – including its loyal supporters.
The Punjabi Wolves Supporters ‘Punjabi Cultural Day’ will be happening on the same day that Ipswich Town, led by former Wolves management team; Mick McCarthy and Terry Connar, visit the Molineux in a promotion-chasing league fixture.
All supporters of all faith are encouraged to attend the game to witness exhibitions, displays and new experiences.
In the 2011 census, it emerged that Wolverhampton has the second highest percentage of Sikh residents living in England. To further highlight the passion Punjabi’s have for football and namely Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club, we have discovered the first Punjabi descent supporters that attended a WWFC match were Mr Laskar Singh and Mr Lachhman Singh who experienced their first home match back in 1954.
Wolves centre half, Danny Batth, of Punjabi decent and an ambassador of Punjabi Wolves Supporters, said: “I’m honoured to be the Punjabi Wolves Supporters ambassador as they have always been present throughout my career building awareness within the Asian football community.”
Andy Sahota, of the Punjabi Wolves Supporters, said: “We have made a name for ourselves by creating a colourful party atmosphere at grounds across the country-PWS, are well-known at Molineux for their ‘dhol’ centerpiece-as one of the biggest ethnic fans groups in Britain with more than 500 members from all races and backgrounds. We are honoured to be working with the Wolves on hosting the first ever Cultural Day at our beloved Molineux highlighting our vibrant heritage”.