The all-refugee Women’s Soccer Team
Their community said women couldn’t play soccer. Now, a group of Darfuri women living in refugee camps on the edge of eastern Chad are forming their own team, and they need your support.
This fall, building on the success of the Darfur United Men’s Team, iACT is creating the Darfur United Women’s Team and giving the women of Darfur living in isolated refugee camps the opportunity to train, compete, and represent their people on the field, and bring new possibilities for women and girls in their community, where few exist today. And we need your help. Support the women and join their extraordinary journey!
Join #TeamDarfurW today!
AN INVESTMENT FOR THE FUTURE
Your involvement and support is an investment in iACT’s ideas, people, and belief that humanitarian action for communities affected by violent conflict can meet the immediate and long-term needs of refugees while being dynamic, refugee-led, transparent, and impactful. This is why we ensure individuals and groups have ways to be connected and get involved.
Meet the brave women pioneering women’s soccer in their community
Fatna likes playing soccer because it makes her feel stronger. She says she teaches children “so that they dream of also being coaches one day.”
Fatna is also one of the coaches at the Refugees United Soccer Academy in refugee camp Farchana, located in eastern Chad. This camp hosts over 27,000 refugees originally from Darfur, Sudan.
Souhaila, 21, lives in Darfuri refugee camp Goz Amer, eastern Chad, and is bold and goofy with an infectious personality. She has great foot skills, too! When Souhaila found out she had been selected to be one of four Refugees United Soccer Academy coaches in her camp, she said:
“I feel so good, and know that I will become a leader in Goz Amer. I hope to travel to other camps one day and help train new coaches.”
Giving an easy monetary gift is one of the quickest and simplest ways to ensure the successful launch of the DU Women’s Team!
Sponsor a Player
As an individual or community, sponsor one of the first-ever Darfur United Women’s Team players for $450. You will be providing her with transportation, meals, training materials, and team gear, including a uniform. Our team can help your team execute the best fundraising game-plan!
Donate any amount to support the team.
Join The Pride
Join The Pride, the Darfur United Supporters’ Club. For $25, connect with players, sport DU gear, and amplify the voice of the Darfuri community.
There are several effortless events you can host in support of the Women’s Team! These are just a few examples:
Start a Facebook Fundraiser in support of the Darfur United Women’s Team. Download digital material (such as photos) for social media use here.
Host a Dinner
Host an iACT Gathering to raise awareness and funds.
Organize a new and gently-used equipment drive for:
- new socks
- cleats: women’s sizes 8, 9, 10, 11
- shin guards
- new sports bras
- sport hijabs: set of 20
- water bottles: set of 20
- sport duffle bags: set of 20
- first-aid kit
- size 3, 4, 5 balls
- pop-up goals
Sponsor #TeamDarfurW as a founding Global Community member
$5,000: Referee Level
At this sponsorship level, your (or your company’s) name will be acknowledged on the Darfur United website, on all Darfur United social media, and on all journalism exposure; and your name/company logo will be in the official media kit.
$10,000: Team Manager Level
Receive all the benefits in the Referee Level, PLUS advertisement of your name or company in over a dozen email blasts to over 21,000 iACT supporters worldwide. You will also be providing 20 women with the ability to participate in the training camp—the same 20 women who will form the first Darfur United Women’s Team.
$25,000: Assistant Coach Level
Receive all the benefits in the Referee and Team Manager Levels, PLUS your name or company’s logo on the 2018-19 official DU Women’s Team jerseys, your name or company’s logo printed on 2018-19 team posters, and a signed piece of memorabilia from the members of the inaugural DU Women’s Team.
We’ve done this before…
For an idea of what it’s like to be part of the Darfur United family, watch the trailer of the upcoming Darfur United Men’s Team documentary: