THE Baji Bantams - a group for South Asian football fans of Bradford City - has been honoured with an award.

The group launched earlier this year as a supportive and inclusive space for lifelong fans, families, and matchday newbies.

Months on, it has been given the national Sporting Heritage Award for celebrating South Asian heritage.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

Humayun Islam said: "Winning the Sporting Heritage Award in the South Asian Heritage category felt incredibly rewarding for the Baji Bantams. Our impact on changing lives is significant, providing a supportive community for South Asian female fans of Bradford City FC.

"Through our passion for football, we have fostered a sense of belonging and empowerment among members, breaking down barriers and promoting inclusivity in the sport.

"We have come together as a collective with a number of key organisations such Eden Community Association, Sport Campaign Against Racism & North Bangladeshi Cricket Association to encourage fan engagement from the South Asian community."