The Games are not only here to host a sporting tournament that brings the community from all over the UK together over a weekend, but to create a model that encourages community collaboration and sports involvement at a local level too.
So, for the UK's first Sikh Games the competition sports are football, cricket, hockey, kabaddi, track, and powerlifting.
Some of the demonstration and interactive sports you'll get to see and experience are six para sports (football, cricket, hockey, kabaddi, athletics and powerlifting), plus gathka, netball, boxing, squash, judo, wrestling, MMA, e-sports, cue sports and yoga.
The competition will be a wonderful opportunity to not only showcase sporting excellence, but for the community to try out and hear talks by a variety of sport professionals.
We are most empowered when everyone is empowered
Our mission is to bring people together and create a space where everyone feels welcome.
Within the community, for years the only dialogue about disability has been whether a wheelchair is allowed in a prayer hall, and if it is, where will it be situated?
But when have we ever stopped to think about what our responsibility is towards those with disabilities to make people feel included and to empower them to better their lifestyle through sport and community? When we don't intentionally include, we unintentionally exclude.
If we put everyone in a setting that is accessible, we will provide them with an environment that will allow them to thrive.
At The Sikh Games UK, the first sports you will come across are the para sports, there will be at least six different paralympic sports to experience and learn about during the three days of the Games.
We remain committed to increasing representation at all levels, which is a reflection of the Sikh Games' values.
So let's talk women.
We currently have female representation within all parts of the UK's Sikh Games - on the board, advisory board, ambassadors, sports leads, and regional leads.
The idea is to encourage women and young girls to feel like they have a part to play in the Games. And from their side, women have a responsibility to take part and compete - to showcase to the next generation all the opportunities that are available to them!
As we first build trust, then accountability, we won’t rest until we build those bridges into the disengaged communities and it is until then that we start taking steps into creating playing fields that are reflective of the multi-cultural society that we live in.
We look forward to welcoming you to the first edition of The Sikh Games UK!