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We are the volunteer run Chagos islands national team based in Crawley who have recently qualified for the Conifa World Cup, against some large countries and states such as Panjab, Western Armenia to name but a few. Our organisation is made up of second and third generation c Chagossians who are primarily based in Crawley and who are looking to keep their culture and heritage alive in the best way they know through football. However, playing on the international stage isn’t easy, with a global population of around 3000 Chagossians we regularly compete against some large countries and states. North Cyprus, Western Armenia, Western Sahara, Darfur - some of which have populations well in excess of 120 Million people. We offer our boys FA qualified coaching and are run purely on donations from supporters and football fans. We are looking to this summer start up a Chagos / Mauritius youth football club where we can offer young people of Crawley a place to train and be coached.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
Although we are currently the Chagos island senior side we have the scope to outreach into the community and build a great legacy for Crawley and the surrounding areas with an abundance of talent to tap into. We also have the chance for a primarily Crawley based team to showcase on the world stage and put our great town on the map.
Steps to get it done:
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Crawley Borough Council