WHO ARE WE
We're All Derby!
The Punjabi Rams are a supporters group following the fortunes of Derby County Football Club.
Derby has a large Punjabi community which initially settled in Normanton in the streets surrounding the Baseball Ground. Some of the early Punjabi immigrants worked at the Leys Foundry which overlooked the Baseball Ground. But initially very few Punjabis would attend games as football was seen as a waste of money and families were fearful of trouble on the terraces.
This soon changed and some of our older members have been fortunate enough to have witnessed the Championship winning teams of the 70s. Now we have a core group of long term season ticket holders and you’ll regularly see some of us at away games.
We aim to promote diversity and inclusion in football and one of the ways we do that is by encouraging more Punjabis to support their local team and experience the atmosphere of Pride Park rather than following a team that they have no geographical connection with and can only watch on their TV.
Although we are the “Punjabi Rams” you don’t have to be Punjabi to be a member. We are an open group, welcoming anyone who wants to join us in following Derby County, be it home or away. As the fans who have met us over the course of last season will testify, we are more than happy to share a drink or have a good sing song with anyone.
Bringing together members of the Punjabi community who attend games
Bringing the wider Derby community by openly welcoming non-Punjabis
Encouraging the younger generation of supporters who don't support Derby or have never been to Pride Park to come and get involved
Raising money for selected charities
Most importantly; we enjoy ourselves whilst doing this - win, lose or draw