"from grassroots to professional talent"

Sporting Bengal

Sporting Bengal United FC is one of the groundbreaking and pioneering community football clubs in the UK.  It has been instrumental in challenging under-representation of Asian footballers in the mainstream football.  Its progress has been well documents by national, regional and local media and has been consulted by the FA on numerous occasions on the whole Asians in Football question.

The team was started by a group of talented Bangladeshi footballers and it rose through the ranks of Sunday league football to intermediate and to semi-professional status in 8 years.  Sporting Bengal was one of 2 Asian teams to gain semi-professional status in 2003.  The biggest achievement to date was playing in the FA Cup in 2005, the first of two Asian teams to do that in the cups history.  The progress of Sporting Bengal has encouraged many Asian teams across the country to move up the football pyramid.



Sporting Bengal is the representative side of the BFA.  It is made up of players that play in the BFA summer League.  We select the best players from the league to represent us. 

Sporting's home ground is Mile End Stadium where the team plays all its home games and also trains nearby on the astro-pitch.

We are always looking to recruit new players to improve the team.  If you are interested in playing for us please get in touch.

We are also seeking new sponsors for the team so if you want to promote your business please contact us.

For all general and press enquiries, please email or call us on 0207 392 2126.

  • Tower Hamlets Mayors Cup 2017


  • Youth Mentoring Programme


  • Tower Hamlets Youth League Summer Season 2017