GAU wins Sport Impact Award

WE’VE said it before – Glasgow Afghan United loves sports. We are thrilled and honoured to be recognised for the “significant impact” our work has had on the lives of ethnic minority citizens during the pandemic.

We work with members of Glasgow’s diverse communities to achieve unity, equality, peace and diversity through sport, education, empowerment and more.

We do this through our cricket sessions, taekwondo groups, badminton classes and more – not forgetting our annual Refugee Festival Football Tournament.

While face-to-face sessions and the 2020 edition of the tournament had to be suspended when the pandemic began to affect Scotland, we have continued our skills development, mental health support, fitness and other work with men, women and children through virtual sessions.

Now that’s been honoured by the Sports Council for Glasgow, which has awarded us its Sport Impact Award 2020. We are so proud and want to thank all our volunteers and members for their hard work, dedication and passion for sport in the community.

“AS a community-led organisation seeking to improve the lives of Afghans and a wide range of BAME communities living in Glasgow, Glasgow Afghan United has made a significant impact on people’s lives over the past year by promoting sport, health and well-being, social integration and active citizenship.

“Congratulations, Glasgow Afghan United.”“As a community-led organisation seeking to improve the lives of Afghans and a wide range of BAME communities living in Glasgow, Glasgow Afghan United has made a significant impact on people’s lives over the past year by promoting sport, health and well-being, social integration and active citizenship.

Sports Council for Glasgow

Abdul Bostani, director of Glasgow Afghan United, commented: “The Covid-19 pandemic never stopped Glasgow Afghan United trying to improve people’s lives through sport and education and we will continue to work hard to support our city’s communities throughout 2021 and into the future.”

We were doubly pleased when the newspapers reported on this award!

You can “read all about it”, as they say, in The National and the Glasgow Times by clicking these links.

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