United for United: Supporters of 'The Biggest Little Football Club in the World'

Reviving the beautiful game, starting with youth, in war-torn northern Uganda. Gulu United gets a fresh start and you get the coolest footy scarf on the planet.
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Adrian Bradbury
Sports
Gulu
Uganda
5 Team Members

Gulu United CrestHelp The Biggest Little Football Club in the World!

This is a grassroots campaign to give youth in war-torn northern Uganda a chance. Join ‘United for United’, the supporters club of Gulu United.

A $50 gift gets you the coolest, most obscure footy scarf on the planet!

GULU UNITED & NORTHERN UGANDA

IG UNITED1The Gulu United Football Club once competed at the country’s highest level and was a beacon of hope for the region. However, with the war’s lasting impact and northern Uganda still rebuilding, local business and community priorities changed and they could no longer sustain the club.

Northern Uganda, and Gulu United, has been decimated by over 20 years of civil war -- but through it all, there has been football.

Even at the height of insecurity, crowds huddled in makeshift tented theatres to catch just a glimpse of premier league action, and during my trips to the region (as the founder of GuluWalk) I would stumble upon kids playing footy in every village, be it with a ball battered beyond recognition or one cobbled together with bits of plastic bag and twine.

Gulu United and a group of tireless volunteers are determined to create a fresh start for the club, through youth, and leave a legacy for the next generation.

YOUR SUPPORT & UNITED FOR UNITED

IG ISAACThat’s where we come in. Make no mistake about it, we are asking for your help.

Even with all of the local hurdles, this is still not a call for charity. It is also not an ownership scheme. This is their club, but we can -- in a small way -- be the spark that starts a raging fire.

Just like you do for your local club or your favourite professional team, we’re simply asking you to be a ‘supporter’. With your contribuiton you are joining ‘United for United: The supporters club of Gulu United. The biggest little football club in the world.’

Any gift makes a difference, but why not (at a minimum) put up $50 and get the supporters scarf. The coolest, most obscure footy scarf on the planet.

We’re a collection of footy fans, pundits and players (pro, amateur and recreational) who are setting our club interests aside to support a youth academy and the rebirth of Gulu United.

This is not a campaign for everyone, but if you’ve gotten this far -- it’s for you.

WHERE THE MONEY IS GOING

IG BOYIf you’re a fan of the beautiful game, you've seen how it impacts youth, builds confidence, character, leadership and provides an environment for our boys to become great men.

The money we raise will go directly towards running the regions first-ever youth identification and training camp -- and we need your help.

Over the summer, a group of volunteer coaches will travel all over northern Uganda (a region of over 6-million people) to identify the most promising youth players (aged 12-16), with the goal of bringing them all together in September for two weeks of training and a first step towards developing the regions first youth football academy.

This is not a call for bricks and mortar. The funds will cover all travel, housing and feeding for the players and volunteer coaches, as well as providing equipment and gear for all of the boys. Hitting that $15,000 fundraising goal truly is our minimum to make this first step a reality.

We want this to be a very special two weeks for the boys, and the foundation for realizing a dream.

Now, we also have some stetch goals!

If we raise $20,000 the club will be able to set up some local friendlies for the boys and begin planning for their second camp, in December/January.

And, if we hit $25,000+ (our ultimate goal), that will allow Gulu United to hire their first-ever Academy Director, which can really accelerate their development and the opportunities for their footy youth.

THE SCARF & REWARDS

For your support, we’re offering up the planet’s coolest and most obscure footy scarf and t-shirt, as well as a limited number of handcrafted soccer balls from the dusty fields of northern Uganda. Yes, they're all awesome!

And Toronto-based supporters, make sure you check out our 'Footy Talk' Pub Night incentive (which includes the scarf & tee). There are just 75 spots available, and we want to see you out for a great night at Opera Bob's Public House!

The Scarf

Match JerseySCARF & TEE INCENTIVE

BALLS & STICKERS

Partner Orgs

After the launch of this campaign, the international support for Gulu United has been overwhleming. We would like to especially recognize our new partners, the Brentford Football Club and Umbro Canada.

 Brentford and Umbro

To learn more about how both organizations are supporting Gulu United be sure to visit our campaign updates page for all of the details.

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Join the conversation and use the hashtag: #UnitedForUnited

Drop Adrian & Kristian a line any time at: unitedforunited1@gmail.com

And here's how our link to Gulu United got started: Video - Football for Good

THANK YOU

To Calvin Okello and everyone associated with Gulu United. Thank you for allowing us to walk (run and kick) with you.

To Allen Ford for the new Gulu United design and all of his creative inspiration: www.allenford.ca

To Andrew Cromey for his direction, production (and patience) leading our very first Indiegogo video: www.vimeo.com/sirenfilms

To James, Jason and Rachel for being such great sports and having some fun with us -- for all of the right reasons.

Thanks to Eric & Bram for spreading the good word at It's Football Day.

To everyone who has helped along the way and is out IG Logothere spreading the word about a great group of volunteers in northern Uganda -- who just want to give their kids a chance.

Thank you (and get the scarf).

Adrian & Kristian

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This campaign ended on June 26, 2013
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  • $10USD
    United for United eFan

    You will be recognized online as a United for United founder with this level of support. With your $10 gift you'll receive a personal e-thank you from the United for United team and recognition online as a supporters club 'founder' when the Gulu United website goes live. Every dollar makes a difference!

    4 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $25USD
    United for United Stickers

    For support of $25 you get the 'Gulu United Crest' and 'I Love Gulu United' stickers. That's right, you get two awesome Gulu United stickers (images below) to pop onto your laptop, bike or the back of a friends head -- that's your call. We won't judge. Be United for United and stick it! Free International Shipping.

    6 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $50USD
    The Scarf

    For just $50 you will receive the first-ever, limited edition Gulu United supporters scarf. Yes, this is the most amazing and obscure footy scarf on the planet. It's a phenomenal two-sided design (images below). Show your colours and truly be 'United for United' (and you get the stickers too). Free North American Shipping. (Please add $7.50 for International Shipping)

    71 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $75USD
    The Elephant T-Shirt

    For your $75 of support you get the exclusive Gulu United elephant t-shirt. The Gulu United elephant gets the star treatment on this ring-spun jersey t-shirt (image below). The scarf not your thing? Then this is (and you get the stickers too). At the end of the campaign, we'll be in touch to get your size. Free North American Shipping. (Please add $7.50 for International Shipping)

    15 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $100USD
    Scarf & Tee 'Hero Pack'

    For just $100 you get both the Gulu United scarf and t-shirt. No fries with this combo, just the world's best scarf and the sweetest elephant t-shirt you'll ever pull on (and the stickers). And yes, you're our 'hero' if you pick this up duo and enjoy the $25 savings! So, you're our hero -- and a genius. Well done. Free North American Shipping. (Please add $10 for International Shipping)

    40 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $100USD
    NEW - Official Match Jersey

    Also for just a $100 gift to Gulu United, you can receive the Official Match Jersey. With our new partnership with Umbro Canada, we're proud to announce this new incentive, the first ever Gulu United match jersey! And yes, it's emblazoned with the Gulu United team badge. (See an image of the awesome 'blue & gold' jersey on the left) And yes, you get the stickers too. Free North American Shipping. (Please add $10 for International Shipping)

    15 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $150USD
    'Footy Talk' Pub Night

    For $150 you get the scarf, t-shirt, stickers and one of 75 tickets to our exclusive 'footy talk' pub night. Let us buy you a drink and join us for a footy panel and fun night of casual conversation with United for United founders Adrian & Kristian, Cdn national team captain Jason deVos, footy pundit James Sharman, TFC ambassador Rachel Bonnetta and special guests! JUST 75 TICKETS AVAILABLE. Event to take place at Opera Bob's Public House in Toronto. Date TBD. Travel not include

    9 out of 75 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $500USD
    Handcrafted Gulu Ball

    Your $500 gift gets you an exclusive handcrafted soccer ball and everything above. From the dirt fields of northern Uganda, we have just five handmade footy balls (images to the left). These incredible works of art were pieced together by kids with a collection of plastic bags, tarp and bits of twine. You can make a game of it or set it on your mantle. They're an amazing work of art. You get the scarf, t-shirt and stickers too! JUST 5 BALLS AVAILABLE. Free International Shipping.

    3 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $2,500USD
    Gulu United Kit Sponsor

    A generous $2,500 gift gets you front and centre on the Gulu United youth team kit. Your name or company logo can grace the front of the youth jerseys for this first-ever training and identification camp in northern Uganda. Not only will your name/company be featured, but we'll also send you a jersey signed by all of the players, a team photo of the youth in uniform and of course, you get the scarf, the tee and the stickers. Free International Shipping.

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    Estimated delivery: October 2013
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