Afghan Women’s Development Team

14 Dec 2021

The Football Supporters Association, to which Blues Trust is affiliated, has launched an appeal on behalf of the Afghan Women’s Development football team. Details of the appeal are shown below.

The appeal is a reminder that although the events in Afghanistan no longer dominate the media as they did just a few short months ago, the situation for many people caught up in those events…and particularly women and girls involved in sport…remains perilous.

Appeal by FSA

We have been working closely with what will become a steering committee of stakeholders across football to support the safe arrival of the Afghan Women’s Development football team in the UK. The team have now arrived here and are in need of multiple layers of support – from basic essentials to more specialised support (given the traumatic ordeal they and their families have been through, and other family members are still going through back in their country).

One way the FSA has committed to helping initially is through the sharing of information on what the players and their families need. There are two pressing things as it stands:

  • Warm clothing and shoes
  • Funds to assist with living expenses – including food and medical needs

Therefore, we are asking our networks to support donations to the just giving page and/or to the clothing bank that has been set up. Details of how to donate are below and please do share with your members too.


If you would like to donate funds, please do so via this page:Afghan Girls’ Journey to Freedom: the Next Chapter – JustGiving


If you can/would like to donate warm clothing and shoes, please donate to:

Play for Change
Elland Road
Beeston, Leeds
LS11 0ES

*Please note they need women’s/men’s/boys/girls clothing in a range of sizes and ages.

For clothing the group needs any/all the following:

  • Children sizes 4-11 years:
    • Coats/Jackets
    • Clothing (sports, casual day etc)
    • New underwear & socks
    • Shoes
    • Hats & Gloves
    • Toys, Games, Colouring Book & Colours
  • Adults and Teenage Men
    • Coats/Jackets
    • Clothing (jeans, sports, casual, formal)
    • Vests
    • New underwear & socks
    • Shoes sized 40-43
    • Hats & Gloves
  • Adult and Teenage Woman
    • Long coats/jackets
    • Long sleeved tops/dresses
    • Leggings & loose trousers
    • New underwear & socks
    • Hats & Gloves
    • Headscarves
    • Shoes sized 35-39
  • Other
    • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
    • Body lotion and shower gel
    • Shampoo and conditioner
    • Hairbrushes
    • Make up
    • Razors
    • Medicine
    • First aid kits

Many Thanks

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