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Help Chagos go to the World cup

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Help Chagos go to the World cup

Help Chagos go to the World cup

Chagos Islands FA By Chagos Islands FA

We are raising £12,000 to help keep the Chagos Islands team going and active before we go to the Conifa World Cup this May in North Macedonia.

Crawley Idea stage

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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:

  • To keep the Chagos island culture alive
  • To coach up and coming youngsters of Crawley
  • To give crawleys Youth a place to train, play and be safe

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:

  • To raise £12,000 before the end of March


Location Crawley

About the space

RH11 9RX


Crawley Borough Council

How will the money be spent?Total £13,280

Training equipment, kit, travel costs and coaching courses for members of the chagossian community - £12,000 (90%)
Other - £1,280 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

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Training equipment, kit, travel costs and coaching courses for members of the chagossian community
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This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • More opportunities for hiring facilities
  • To host more regular sessions for youth and senior Players and to do more work in the community offering people the opportunity to obtain qualifications and the best possible training to enhance them as athletes and as people aswell

Total £13,280

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