The Afghan Sports Trust is a charity which helps grassroots groups and clubs to provide opportunity through sport. Some examples are below.
Please follow the links for further information.
Bamyan Ski Club
The Bamyan Ski Club organise the Afghan Ski Challenge, and also help novice skiers to learn the sport. The AST provided a grant in early 2021 to help them train female skiers in the basics of skiing and ski-touring..
Marathon of Afghanistan
The AST has partnered with the Marathon of Afghanistan to raise funds through virtual sporting challenges. The marathon was the first international marathon to be held in the country in 2015, and has taken place every year since. These extra resources will support the marathon as it continues to grow and improve
Free to Run
Free to Run uses adventure sports to develop female leaders in areas of conflict, and currently work in Iraq and Afghanistan. The AST is helping them fund events to connect para- and able-bodied girls in an event which will take place in multiple locations across the country.
Afghan Parkour Society
The Afghan Parkour Society is a network of groups using the sport of parkour to develop Afghanistan’s youth talent, bring peace and build confidence. The AST’s help will enable them to expand their activities to involve children in orphanages.
Drop and Ride
Drop and Ride enable Afghan youths, both male and female, to engage in group and freestyle cycling around Kabul City, and they aim to promote gender equality through sports. An AST grant will allow them to purchase much needed equipment for their bikes, including new tyres, handlebars, bike stems and brake sets.
Kabul Boys Parkour
Kabul Boys Parkour is a club with around 50 athletes, with mission is to empower youths (boys and girls), keeping them away from vices, preparing them to be professional athletes and responsible citizens. The AST are helping them provide much-needed training and safety equipment.
AST chair James Bingham has been responsible for bringing ten SUPs (stand-up paddleboards) to Afghanistan for use by local organisations. Big thanks to the Red Paddle Co for their support with this.