Football for the Chagos Community

by chagosfa2013 in Crawley, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 2nd September 2016 we successfully raised £275 with 5 supporters in 28 days

Chagos FA needs to raise £1,500 to help with training facilities, equipment, and transport for the World Unity Cup 2016. Please support us.

by chagosfa2013 in Crawley, England, United Kingdom

The Chagos Football Association needs your support!
Please make a donation to help us fund our training program.

Chagos FA is a community football club that directly benefits young Chagossians through their involvement with the team whilst strengthening solidarity throughout the entire community.

The team provides young Chagossians with an important social activity, an opportunity to meet with their friends, and share their ideas.

Our football matches are important events for raising awareness about our campaign for return to our homeland. It is our way of showing that we will not be defeated by the British government.

The Chagossian people, a population of 2000 or so people were forcibly removed from their homeland by the British government in the late sixties and early seventies. Ever since then we have been fighting for return.

We have an opportunity to enter the ConIFA World Football Cup in 2018

ConIFA, the Confederation of Independent Football Associations, is the football federation for all associations outside FIFA. ConIFA supports international football teams from nations, de-facto nations, regions, minority peoples and sports isolated territories.

The Chagos FA will take part in the lead-up tournament - World Unity Cup 2016 - a four-team football tournament taking place in London on August 25th to the 29th. The winner qualifies for the ConIFA World Football Cup 2018. The competing teams are: Tamil Eelam Football Association, Chagos Football Association, Darfur United, and Ellan Vannin International Football Team.

Our goals for the fundraiser

We need your financial support to help us pay for training facilities, equipment, and transport for the World Unity Cup. £1,500 will help to pay for some new training kits for new players, new balls, and to hire the training ground. We also need to pay for coach travel to and from the tournament.

Chagos FA are looking for a team sponsor. Any local business in Crawley who might be interested please get in touch.

Our campaign - Football, Community, Return the the Chagos Islands!

The football team is a great way for us to get our message out to people. Many people have heard about the Chagossian struggle and our campaign through our footbal matches and involvement in tournaments like the ConIFA World Cup. It is our way of showing that we will not be defeated by the British government.

Please support us by donating towards this crowdfund and sharing our campaign with your friends. Any small donation will help with our campaign and when people talk about Chagos FA more people learn about the Chagossian struggle for return to our homeland.

Thank you for your support.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

A big thank you for supporting our crowd fund!

£10 or more

£10 Reward

A big thank you for supporting our crowd fund!

£20 or more

£20 Reward

A big thank you for supporting our crowd fund!

£35 or more

0 of 10 claimed

£35 Reward

Two fiction books about the Chagos Islands written by Valerie van Haltern from the Song of Chagos series.

£50 or more

1 of 3 claimed

£50 Reward

We have 3 special Chagos Island t-shirts available

£100 or more

£100 Reward

A big thank you for supporting our crowd fund!

£125 or more

1 of 5 claimed

£125 Reward

A football signed by the Chagos FA team!

£250 or more

£250 Reward

Come to one of our matches and you can meet the team beforehand and have a photograph taken with them.

£500 or more

£500 Reward

Come to one of our matches and you can meet the team beforehand and have a photograph taken with them. Also, you'll get a football signed by the team.

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