A BRADFORD City supporters' group is celebrating after scoring a national football award.

The Bangla Bantams won the inaugural Fans for Diversity Award at the Football Supporters' Federation Awards held in London last night.

The supporters' club was set up in February last year with help from the Fans for Diversity campaign fund, which is jointly run by anti-racism group Kick It Out and the Football Supporters’ Federation (FSF). The project promotes and encourages participation by the South Asian community in grassroots football in the district.

It beat off stiff competition from five other fans' group from clubs including Derby County and Southampton.

Humayun Islam, Bangla Bantams chairman, picked up the award.

The FSF is an organisation representing football fans in England and Wales.

It campaigns across a number of issues and supports fan representation on clubs' boards, lower ticket prices, and the introduction of safe standing areas at grounds in the top two tiers of English football.