Rugby League ambassador returns from Afghanistan
RFL Ambassador Andy Lindley has broken new ground by delivering a nine day PE teacher training programme to a group of 40 select Afghan teachers in the Kabul area of Afghanistan.
Andy travelled to Afghanistan as part of an agreement between the Afghan Ministry of Education, The British Council and the RFL.
The British Council had approached a number of major sporting organisations to facilitate a pilot training programme and Lindley, on behalf of the RFL, was the only sports body to accept the offer.
Andy said “This was a once in a lifetime experience. It has been life changing for me personally. It’s made me realise how lucky we are in the West. Children and teachers literally risk their lives to get to school to try and improve their lives and the lives of others. The whole experience was incredibly humbling but very rewarding.”