West London Gets First Football Team for Muslim Girls

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Young Muslim from West London have finally got a place to practice sport freely after the opening of the first Afghan and Muslim girls’ football team in the city.

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Backed by the Afghanistan and Central Asian Association in Feltham and Comic Relief, Abresham FC opened its doors two months ago. Now, it has over 50 registered participants aged between 8 to 16.

“We want to increase the visibility of Muslim girls in sport,” Alice Bletsoe, 24, the charity’s girls football coordinator told My London.

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She continued: “And not just Muslim girls but girls in general.

“There is massive under representation of girls in sport but by creating a squad and developing their skills and helping them be as good as they can be, it may encourage other girls to do the same.

“There’s a large Afghan community in West London and Feltham particularly.”

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