Twins Amar and Arjun Singh Purewal will make history today, as the first British South Asian brothers to play off against each other in a Wembley Cup final.
The Sikh Punjabi twins from Sunderland have played alongside one another for much of their careers. But today (Monday) they will make history — when they play on opposite sides as Amar’s Hebburn Town takes on Arjun’s Consett AFC, in a North-East derby in last season’s rescheduled FA Vase final.
The Purewal brothers are iconic football figures in the North East — having between them played for clubs including Darlington, Durham City, Jarrow and West Auckland.
Though the delayed sibling showdown will be played behind closed doors due to Covid restrictions, Consett defender Arjun and Hebburn forward Amar hope to inspire those watching on television and ‘break barriers’.