The main aim of this association is to get younger Khukha community together
through the means of sports. Since 1969 Khukha community have been playing a football
match every Sunday in Leyland. However, CKWA has managed to
organise this weekly Football match on an all weather pitch at Holly Cross
School ground in Chorley. Between 30 to 35 players turn up every week
of all ages from many different towns and cities including Liverpool,
Manchester, Blackburn, Oldham, Bolton, Leyland, Preston and Chorley. The
facilities provided so far include:
- » Fully paid all weather football pitch
» Coloured shirts for both teams including children
» Safe and Secure Car parking
» Free chilled drinks for all players
» First aid Facility
These sporting events organised by CKWA provide an ideal opportunity for
everyone to meet each others and make new friends and an ideal oppertunity for
our younger community to learn more about Khukha, enhance their social skills
as well as develop their sporting talent. This obviously helps to build their
self confidence through regular sports participation.
CKWA aims to organise this weekly Football match in winter as it has never
been possible when it was previously played on a grass park pitch in Leyland.
CKWA future plan includes organising further regular sporting events such
as Badminton and Cricket matches.
At the opening ceremony, there were about 300 people of
Khukha from all over the UK. Guests included children and women and the main
Lindsay Hoyle – MP Chorley
Terry Brown – Deputy Mayer
Hasina Khan – Councilor
Saif-ur-Rehman – Consulate of Pakistan Manchester
Ceremony was officially started by Talawat by Atique Ahmed son of Molana
Bashir Ahmed Siaalvi (Late) followed by a Naat by his brother Saeed Ahmed.
Haji Ghulam Kousar of Natain now living in Preston UK was the stage secretary.
The chairman, Yaqoob Illahi son of Karram Illahi (Late) made a speech to welcome and thank all the
guests for their kind attendance. Zaffar Ali son of Haji Deewan Ali gave
a presentation describing Chorley Khukha Welfare Association aims and
future plans. Haji Mohammad Arshad son of Haji Subedaar Mohammed Ashraf from Bolton also made a speech. Barrister
Mohammad Afzal son of Molvi Noor-ul-Hassan (Late) from London spoke about
the background of Khukha and its history and mainly about academic achievements
of Khukha community. Saif-ur-Rehman from Manchester consulate also outlined
the key role of Pakistan consulate to serve Pakistan community. The ceremony
was concluded by serving delicious Pakistani style meal to everyone. Below
are a few photographs taken by Zaffar Ali.