Rachael Rapinoe

A Typical Darfuri Training Session…

A Typical Darfuri Training Session…

Editor’s note: This was originally posted on darfurunited.com by Darfur United Coach Ambassador Rachael Rapinoe. The three dots at the end of this heading are imperative to include in this blog. Reasons to follow.   For those of you who have never observed...
A Typical Darfuri Training Session…

Coaching Darfuri Men

Editor’s note: This was originally posted on darfurunited.com by DU Coach Ambassador Rachael Rapinoe. I’ve been fortunate enough to coach soccer to many different age groups, competitive levels, males and females and various regions of the world, however I most...
‘Mission Accomplished’

‘Mission Accomplished’

After three hard days of training, we were finally able to narrow our selection to four fantastic coaches. Two of them we knew from the beginning were strong leaders and possessed all the right characteristics for the job, however the last two shined more so on the...
Hello Camp Djabal

Hello Camp Djabal

Editor’s Note: This post, written by Rachael Rapinoe originally appeared on DarfurUnited.com. Wow this camp has a very different feeling from the previous refugee camp, Goz Amer. The moment we arrived yesterday we were all greeted with massive smiles, laughs and...
Hand Waves in Goz Amir…

Hand Waves in Goz Amir…

Editor’s Note: This post, written by Rachael Rapinoe originally appeared on darfurunited.com. Traveling to Eastern Chad was unique, to say the least. One flight, one helicopter ride and a short car ride later we arrived to the UNHCR compound. The land is...