Judy Murray visits Women’s Empowerment Project

GLASGOW Afghan United (GAU) served up a celebrity guest this month when ace tennis coach Judy Murray dropped in on our training session. The Strictly Come Dancing star showed her on-court moves at a special session organised by our Bg Lottery-funded Women’s Empowerment Project. At GAU we use sport to build self-confidence and skills and […]

Lord Provost visits GAU Allotment

We were thrilled to have Glasgow’s Lord Provost, Councillor Philip Braat, join us at the GAU allotment recently for a feast of home-grown produce and Afghan flavours. Our allotment is a communal space we can share to spend time outdoors and exercise and relax by gardening. We’re growing a lot of produce there and are delighted to […]

How GAU Helped in the Pandemic

GLASGOW AFGHAN UNITED HELPS VULNERABLE FAMILIES THROUGH THE PANDEMIC IT’S been an incredibly challenging year for marginalised communities – Glasgow Afghan United (GAU) took the opportunity to reflect last month as the UK marked one year since the Covid-19 crisis took hold. We have worked very hard this past year. We hope life will return […]

Annual Eid Party Organised by Glasgow Afghan United

EID al-Fitr is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. During the month of Ramadan, Muslims observe a strict fast and participate is pious activities such as charitable giving and peace-making. It is a time of intense spiritual renewal for those who observe it.  At […]

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 […]

Annual Refugee Festival Football Tournament

The annual refugee festival tournament is an initiative of the GAU in collaboration with the Scottish Unity Football League. The maiden edition dates back to July 2012. The aim of the tournament is to use of football as a means of promoting anti-discrimination by providing a platform, which permits multi-ethnical interaction, which eliminates “stereo-typical barriers” such as […]