Mike Atherton OBE

We are delighted to announce former England captain and cricketing legend, Mike Atherton OBE, has become a Patron of Afghan Connection.

His following testimony speaks volumes! “The power of sport, in this case cricket, to change, inspire and empower communities has never been better illustrated in recent years than through the story of the Afghanistan cricket team, which has risen to prominence despite overwhelming challenges. Since 2002, Afghan Connection has been working tirelessly, using education and sport, to provide opportunities to young people, often brought up in extremely challenging situations. By providing facilities, coaching and equipment, Afghan Connection has given thousands of boys and girls the opportunity to play and enjoy a life-enhancing game. I’m delighted to support these endeavours.”

We welcome Mike and his support to the Afghan Connection team.