The Afghan Sports Trust is a UK-registered charity helping Afghan athletes find opportunity through sport.
We’ve seen first-hand the role that sport can play in bringing people together and building confidence and trust in a country where those things can be in short supply. Individually and together, our trustees have a been involved various amateur sports events and organisations in Afghanistan, and have gone on to turn that into a charity. By raising funds to help Afghans access sport, we believe we can continue to make a big difference to lives and opportunities for people from that very special country.
“Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire, it has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope, where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than governments in breaking down barriers. It laughs in the face of all types of discrimination.”Nelson Mandela
Resources for athletes and sports clubs can be hard to obtain, and access to them isn’t always possible in an equal way. We aim to focus particularly on young people, and initiatives which are committed to providing opportunities regardless of gender, religion, ethnicity or language.
The activities supported by the AST mainly fit under two of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, SDG3 (Good Health and Well-being) and SDG5 (Gender Equality).