The Message They Carry

The Message They Carry

This blog was originally posted on darfurunited.com and written by Rudy Sanchez, Darfur United Assistant Coach.  During our stay, one of my tasks was to conduct a short interview where one of the questions asked the refugees what they missed most about their home in...
A Goal Without a Net

A Goal Without a Net

This blog was originally posted on darfurunited.com and written by Mark Hodson.  We’ve all come a long way in terms of distance traveled as players and as human beings. I still remember with vivid clarity the time we ran a football tryout, in the unlikely, apocalyptic...
The Ultimate Gift

The Ultimate Gift

This blog was originally posted on darfurunited.com  We arrived in Ostersund with six staff members. If you ask the players, we will only be returning with five.  Mohammad Adam and Sadaam had a hint of sincerity when they jokingly told me the team is going to do...
Insights from DU Athletic Trainer

Insights from DU Athletic Trainer

This blog was originally posted on darfurunited.com by Alex Nuttall-Smith.  During the training camp here in Ostersund, Sweden, as in many football training camps around the world, one objective is to provide the highest standard of medical care.  Each player comes to...
Darfur United Joy

Darfur United Joy

This blog was originally posted on darfurunited.com  We walk off of the plane and a nice, sharp cold hits us. This is not southern California, and it’s definitely not eastern Chad. Östersund, Sweden might be an odd place for an all-refugee team from Darfur to...