Thank you to the thousands of people who voted in the SAP Man City Community Heroes competition for our local hero from India: Tanmay Ved. Join the Man City fan on his grand prize trip and find out more about his experience in Asia.
"This trip is one of the most memorable experiences of my life. This is something I will cherish for the rest of my life."
Tanmay and his nominator Shreyas were flown to Bangkok, Thailand, to volunteer with Cityzens Giving’s Not Just for Kicks project, where they helped to transform and revitalize a community space in the city to create a safe and iconic area for young people to play football. They met with the inspirational Young Leaders who run the project and supported them in delivering a community football festival for local children. Afterwards, the journey took the two City fans to Hong Kong, where they joined up with Manchester City’s pre-season tour and had the chance to meet some of the players.
Our winner Tanmay is the founding member of the Official Man City Supporters Club based in Pune, India. His vision of using the power of football to improve people’s lives in his community and beyond has earned him the respect and gratitude of many near and far – from flood victims and under-privileged locals to young football enthusiasts and lots of fellow Man City fans. Thousands of you have acknowledged Tanmay’s work and never-ending commitment by voting for him to be our official SAP & Man City Hero. Well done, Tanmay.
Impacting the lives of 650 young people in Bangkok each year, Not Just For Kicks uses football to create safe spaces, engage vulnerable young people and teach important life skills that will keep them away from crime and gangs.
SAP is the world’s leading provider of business software. Helping the world run better and improving people’s lives is our higher purpose. City Football Group empowers better lives through football. CFG’s global foundation uses the world’s favourite sport to give city kids a better shot at life by supporting youth-led community football projects worldwide, which tackle pressing social issues.Learn more