At the end of last month a group of young female Afghanistan footballers were invited to Brentford for the day. The Afghanistan women’s youth development team were among hundreds of female athletes who fled the country after the Taliban regime took over. They were part of a group of 130 people who made it to the UK to resettle in the country.

Preeti Shetty, who sits on the board of Brentford FC, was keen to extend an invite to West London to the group. The team enjoyed a training session at our facility at Uxbridge High School, led by Brentford FC Community Sports Trust coaches, and then headed to the Brentford Community Stadium for our Premier League match against Wolverhampton Wanderers. Read the full story here.

The group were joined at Uxbridge by London-based girls from the Afghan & Central Asian Association. The ACAA work with Afghans and Central Asian living away from their homeland and provide them with skills and support to help them prosper in the UK. See more below.