by girlsunitedfa in London, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 28th April 2017 we successfully raised £662 with 19 supporters in 56 days

Girls United Bacalar: the first local football academy for girls

by girlsunitedfa in London, England, United Kingdom

Girls United FA is a non-profit organisation that was born from a desire to give girls the opportunity to engage in sport. We combined a belief in the power of sport with a vision of a world where globalisation benefits communities and individuals, not corporations, and created a volunteer-led organisation that establishes football academies for girls in areas where they don't exist.

Our mission is to establish these academies and recruit volunteers to coach, creating a genuine and profound cultural exchange, based on values of equality and inclusion. 

Our vision is to promote gender equality, physical health and boost the economy in the local communities. As well as encourage volunteers and players to explore, to be inspired and to be empowered. 

This fundraiser is specifically dedicated to our project in Bacalar, Quintana Roo in the southeast of Mexico. A beautiful town that as a local described it: "is a precious rock, waiting to be cut and polished". We are looking to give the girls of Bacalar the opportunity to be part of a team and become confident, daring leaders through engaging in sport. 

These funds are for the equipment of the academy being set-up for June-October 2017 with approximately 150 girls. 

Football Kit: £2,000 (shorts, shirts, socks)

Training Equipment: £300 (cones, bibs, goals)

Footballs: £200 

Water Supply and healthy snacks: £700 

Referees: £300

*plus crowdfunding fees

Any additional funds raised will go towards football boots for the girls!


This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

HOOLIGAN: No team is complete without its fans! Receive a personalised photo of Girls United in action.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

GOAL KEEPER: Like a keeper, you are the backbone of a fundraising campaign. Receive a football in your honor and a photo of a player with your football.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

STRIKER: As a striker, you will receive all the glory. We shall dedicate a goal to you and send a video of the goal along with a statement from the striker.

£100 or more

£100 Reward

MIDFIELDER: Be the sponsor for a MATCH DAY at Girls United Bacalar. Receive recognition and mention on that match day (social media, website and promotional material). We will provide you with live updates and a match day report with photos, reviews and a special thanks!

£200 or more

£200 Reward

DEFENDER: Be a TOURNAMENT sponsor for a Girls United tournament. Receive recognition and mention during the tournament (social media, website and promotional material). We will provide you with live updates and a tournament report with photos, a review and a special thanks!

£500 or more

£500 Reward

REFEREE: As a ref, you will become the eyes and ears of a Girls United Bacalar team. Sponsor a TEAM and receive recognition and mentions in all of the teams endeavours (social media, website and in any competition). We will provide a team photo and personalised updates on all of the teams endeavours and progress.

£2,000 or more

£2,000 Reward

MANAGER AND KIT SPONSOR: Be the official kit sponsor for Girls United Bacalar. We will add your name/logo to the shirts, receive recognition and mention on social media platforms, website and on promotional material. To honor you as the Guardiola of the academy, we will provide you with a special newsletter at the end of our summer programme with the highlights of the season, photos, reviews and a special thanks!

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