A Word from Shahid Azeem, WABF Chairman - 12-08-2010

Shahid AzeemWoking Asian Business Forum continues to lead by example. Over the past few months we have been able to help a number of people with their business concerns. From a small start-up looking for a suitable, affordable premise to a professional member who needed an intervention with a government agency, WABF was there. Considering the economy, the biggest role we seem to be playing nowadays is a sympathetic ear with a large supply of sign posting for the road ahead. My personal thanks go out to our all volunteer team for their dedication. However tempting it may be to pull in resources just now, we’re growing. Our community involvement is set to expand as we welcome our new community outreach representative, Urshia Khan. I am personally very pleased.

World Cup fever sure died a death! The end is in sight and for some, it’s long past. With my Woking Football Club Chairman’s hat on, I can only offer the same advice as a well-informed fan. Planning, preparation and practice may get you to the tournament but then it’s time to play. Although a couple of bad breaks are part of the game, losing heart will guarantee your exit. It’s tough to be a player of a national team as the hopes and dreams of so many are pinned on you. The real acid test is what is learned and how to go forward from here.

WFC is already in full swing for the new season. If heart alone were the answer, you could never beat the fervour of this club. Fact is that this team gives much more back to the community than what goes on display. Famed American football coach Vince Lombardi is often quoted as having said “winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.” I agree with the passion, but the reality is even greater. Our Cards are striving for excellence both on and off the field – a trait found in true leaders everywhere.