Chagos Football Team's World Cup Campaign
As you may have heard, The Chagossian National Football team, based in Crawley, are currently trying to raise the £3000 they need to get to the CONIFA World Cup, a competition for minorities and stateless peoples, such as the Iraqi Kurds and the Sami of Lappland.
You can now watch interviews with the players and support their team on the brilliant Cheer Chagos page.
It is being held this year in Abkhazia, an autonomous region within Georgia, with the first ball due to be kicked on May 28th. To reach their target, the Chagossians are using a crowdfunding website and need your support.
So far £752 have been raised of the £3000 needed so the team still desperately need anything you can give.
Donations via Indiegogo are only possible up to April 15th, but you can also donate by going to www.chagosrefugeesgroup.org. Press coverage so far has included articles in Crawley News, the Crawley and Horley Observer and online sports magazine Sport 360.
The Chagos Islands team have been playing since 2003. In the past couple of years they have played at Crawley Town's ground and in international friendly matches against Sealand, Somaliland, Panjab and Tamil Eelam.
For more information on the Chagos Islands team and their fundraising campaign, contact Chagos Football Association Secretary Sabrina Jean via firstname.lastname@example.org