Trust makes donation to support Afghan women’s football team

The Nottingham Forest Supporters' Trust has made a donation to support the Afghan Women's Development football team  which has arrived recently in the UK.

The Nottingham Forest Supporters’ Trust has made a donation to support the Afghan Women’s Development football team which has arrived recently in the UK.

We are affilitaed to the Football Supporters’ Association (FSA), which has 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 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 the FSA has asked its 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:

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:
Clothing (sports, casual day etc)
New underwear & socks
Hats & Gloves
Toys, Games, Colouring Book & Colours
Adults and Teenage Men
Clothing (jeans, sports, casual, formal)
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
Shoes sized 35-39
Toothbrushes and toothpaste
Body lotion and shower gel
Shampoo and conditioner
Make up
First aid kits