V-United Sports Club of Hong Kong is a dream come true but there is even more in store for the future. The club not only acts as a magnet for people in the local Indian community but also helps promote harmony and cooperation through friendly games with clubs from other communities in Hong Kong, including Chinese-based ones.
In August 2001, the successful organization of a soccer tournament in India made Ali Faizal long even more for a club in Hong Kong. As a child growing up in the Indian town of Kayalpatnam in Tamil Nadu, it had been a source of wonder to Faizal that soccer brought such intense rivalry between the major teams and their supporters rather than unity. Couldn’t soccer be more a source of unity than division? Drawing inspiration from Manchester United and Newcastle United, the name V-United was chosen for the team that Habib Rahman and Ali Faizal started in July 2002, with the pronunciation of the letter, V, signifying “we” – a united people!
In June and July of 2002, and continuing through 2003, V-United was involved in many tournaments. By 2004 the club had become firmly entrenched in Hong Kong soccer circles and participated in numerous matches that involved teams from other local population groups. We also Played Football for Life & Social League in Hong Kong. And also Tamil Thai Tournament in Thailand continuously for 3 years.
Currently, V-United runs a sports academy in Hong and India that embraces participants between the ages of 7 and 50 above. In addition, the organization runs a 7’s soccer ground in India at the VMS Lebbai Stadium (named for Faizal’s grandfather). That is not all. The organization also sponsors Physical Education Studies in India, for the purpose of marrying practical training and theoretical knowledge. For the past 13 years, we have organized V-United KPL – Kayal Premier League (Football) continuously in India; this can be seen as an upgraded version of the Haji VMS LebbaiTournament.
The success of V-United today is a tribute to the hard work of a community, which means that we owe thanks to so many people who have played diverse roles. If you want to stretch your legs in the sports field and stretch your contacts in the local community think V-United, We are United by sports!
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