In just over a week in eastern Chad, iACT will organize the first-ever Darfur United Women’s Team (DUWT), an all-refugee soccer team representing Darfur, Sudan, and the women who tirelessly hold the community and their future together.
Building on the success of the Darfur United Men’s Team, the Women’s Team will give the women of Darfur 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.
Your contribution will provide: soccer gear such as soccer balls; cover travel, lodging, and food expenses for the women, who will be traveling from seven different refugee camps located throughout eastern Chad to meet at a central camp; full "kits" for each woman—including culturally appropriate clothing for the women to play and train in—first-aid supplies; water bottles; and other essentials for a successful team launch.
The first-ever Women's Team Training Camp in October 2018 will launch the formation of the team. Female players from eight refugee camps in eastern Chad who currently serve as coaches for the Refugees United Soccer Academy, and young women with some experience who are interested in joining the team, will come together to participate in a week-long soccer training camp with expert iACT soccer coaches and trainers.
• In October 2018, host a training camp and identify top female players across camps in eastern Chad for the first-ever DUWT.
• Provide the Women’s Team players with elite training foundations, tools, and knowledge so they are equipped to continue to train and improve in their camps.
• Create a roadmap for the DUWT to gain experience and participate in games and tournaments locally, regionally, and globally.
• Dream big and define the vision for how the team will be a vehicle for opportunity and hope for Darfuri refugees, especially women and girls.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime kind of opportunity! You can be a part of a historic undertaking, and be a founding supporter of the inaugural Darfur United Women's Team.
To find out more about getting involved, please send an email to email@example.com or visit our website.
You can also be a Founding Sponsor!
Download the full Darfur United Sponsorship Packet here.
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:
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