Champion’s Tuesday - Nisar

On Tuesday 5th February, Champion Nisar was invited to the Houses of Parliament along with 9 other young people living in Sussex. They were asked to give their accounts of their asylum journeys to the Independent Chief Inspector of Immigration and Borders. The Hummingbird Project took these brave young refugees to give direct evidence about their treatment by the Home Office.

In other news this month Nisar was treated to a private tour of Sussex County Cricket Club by Ian Poysden, Chairman of IEP Financial and a keen sports fan. Ian heard about Nisar’s passion for cricket and kindly showed him the museum, club rooms and grounds, sharing stories about past cricketers. He also let Nisar have a sneaky peek at the team’s (surprisingly tidy!) dressing room, where he met with Cricket Director Keith Greenfield and got to see the locker of his hero, Rashid Khan.

After the tour, Ian’s son and Ashes cricketer Joshua Poysden took Nisar to the Club’s shop and bought him some well needed new gloves and shin pads. Ian and Nisar will keep in touch and hopefully get to see some matches together soon.