Our Mission in the Marshall Islands
KitAid Australia are proud to be the Community Partner for the Marshall Islands Soccer Federation. The Marshall Islands project is extremely unique and we are fortunate to be able to supply much needed kit and equipment to assist in bringing Football to the region. Despite the geographical and logistical challenges we have successfully delivered a substantial volume to assist with kicking off Football and Futsal in the region.
This was only made possible thanks to the generosity of our partner Football Clubs including Sydney University SFC, Newmarket SFC, Wakehurst FC, Ourimbah United FC, Revesby Rovers FC, Tuggerah United FC, and Hellenic AC, who have all donated a huge volume of kit including shirts, shorts and boots and more. Nauru Airlines also very generously donated priority space on a flight from Brisbane to Majuro to get the kit there on time for the arrival of coach Lloyd Owers, on 31st July 2023.
Marshall Islands Futsal League
The Futsal league has already been established and there is a feeding frenzy around the world game coming alive in the Marshall Islands.
🚨We are delighted to announce🚨
⚽️The first-ever Marshall Islands Futsal League begins this weekend!⚽️
✅3 months of league competition
✅Followed by knock-out competition
✅2 seasons in one calendar year
More details and news to follow! pic.twitter.com/SepQ1jy04C
— SoccerFedMI (@SoccerFedMI) August 11, 2023
Marshall Islands Soccer Federation
The level of engagement by the Marshallese people has been energizing and some of the photos taken over the course of the coaching show just what the power of Football (the world game) can do for communities. Thanks to the vision, passion and drive of those involved, we have been able to bring access to the beautiful game that everyone deserves to have a chance to play and enjoy!
Football has arrived in the Marshall Islands! 🇲🇭⚽️
Many people doubted we could ever make this happen. But here are just some of the lovely people who have attended our first-ever Marshall Islands Soccer Federation football coaching sessions this week! 😍 pic.twitter.com/i7QtkCQfd0
— SoccerFedMI (@SoccerFedMI) August 5, 2023
How can you help?
You can help KitAid Australia to aid these communities by donating equipment and kit to us, so that we can transport it to the Pacific Islands, where we have logistics partners that assist us with getting it there. We are looking for donations of Football and Futsal equipment including Football and Futsal balls x300, Adult Futsal Shoes x 100 pairs, pop up goals x100, large goals x 100, Cones x500, Bibs x600, Shirts, Shorts, Shin pads, and Goalkeeper gloves. If you are a manufacturer, distributor or supplier and would like to become an official partner we would love to hear from you. Let’s help get Football established in the Western Pacific, so that the world game is enjoyed by everyone!
The Marshall Islands Soccer Federation project is not funded by any Association, and they have set up a GoFundME page to gather initial funds to make this a reality. If you are in a position to contribute, please consider supporting this great cause.
Want to help us with our project to bring football to the Marshall Islands?
This is our crowdfunding page:https://t.co/NUB3xxjdKg
100% of the money raised is used to fund this project.
'Bringing football to the last country on earth without football' pic.twitter.com/screpAGzwz
— SoccerFedMI (@SoccerFedMI) August 13, 2023
Looking after the environment and climate is as important to us as our goal to bring football to underprivileged communities. We are in unison with the Marshall Islands Soccer Federation and the Marshallese people, in doing what we can to play our part environmentally, by saving clothing from ending up in landfill and minimizing the effects of climate change that could be disastrous for these Pacific Islands.
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