One Team United Soccer Society

One Team United is a registered not-for-profit based in Vancouver, Canada that was created to develop and support grassroots soccer programs in communities impacted by war, poverty, and gender inequality.

To promote global peace and social change through soccer.

* Annual Soccer Camp for Youth from War-Torn Regions:
The camp is held annually in June and July and offers a safe environment for footballers from war-torn regions (e.g. Israeli and Palestinian athletes) to come together and compete as One Team in a world-class soccer tournament. The camp teaches soccer skills, social skills, and promotes equality, inclusion, and respect.

* Soccer Equipment Program:
One Team United collects both new and gently used soccer equipment to donate to athletes and teams affected by war, with refugee camps being a primary focus.

* Feed the Athletes Program:
This program provides food for athletes in need in the Vancouver soccer community. Beneficiaries consist primarily of the homeless and new immigrants/new Canadians athletes.

* Annual Vancouver International Soccer Festival:
The festival is Canada’s largest multi-cultural soccer festival, and has been described by local and national media as “Canada’s most meaningful and inspiring soccer event.”

2012’s event (No dates set as of the time of this posting) is projected to expand and include:

  • 1440 local and international soccer players to compete in multi divisions
  • 200 staff and volunteers
  • FREE admission event! Thousands of guests and spectators
  • Tournament/Festival will take place in 2-3 city venues
  • 1 week of exciting soccer competition and entertainment

How to get involved:
* Become a funding sponsor:
One Team United is currently seeking major sponsorship aligned with the messages of sports, cultural harmony, and global peace and involvement in social change through soccer. Find out more about sponsorship opportunities.

* Volunteer:
One Team United has more than 80 annual volunteer positions available! Contact the One Team Volunteer Coordinator by email: volunteer [at] visf [dot] ca

* Spread the word, enter a team:
Join us on Facebook.

Contact information:
* Website:
* Social Media: Facebook, Twitter

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2 comments on “One Team United Soccer Society”

  1. Epah Reply

    Hi there ,

    My names are Coach/Player Epah Gyavira.I am a Cameroonian by nationality and I am 39 years. I am football fanatic and this can be seen from my experience in the game of football. In Cameroon, i played for a good number of clubs and national tournaments. My football career in Cameroon has a lot of positive impact on my life.

    Due to my talent, I decided to travel to South Africa where I could show case my talent in the game of football. I played for many clubs in South Africa most remarkable is the ARCADIA SHEPARDS F.C. We emerged Champions of the VODACOM League in 2003-2004. I also did coaching management because of the love that I had for soccer. My career in South Africa has a remarkable legacy in my life. While in South Africa, i traveled to Japan for a test match but unfortunately, I was questioned for failure to renew my passport. Consequently, I was sent to Cameroon. The story is really a sad one. All what I had worked for in South Africa perished.

    Back in Cameroon, i did not give up my passion for soccer. I joined a few soccer clubs but it was always difficult to make it to the top. My soccer career in the pitch diminished but i still have the passion for soccer.
    Because of my Charisma and Talent, i was appointed coach of the Little Foot F.C ,Tiko D2. My coaching career with this club was poor because it was very difficult to transform the barbaric and uncultured talent of these African Children.

    Arcadia Shepards Soccer Academy provides outreach to at-risk and homeless youth in our community and promotes a healthy lifestyle. The LA Street Soccer Program promotes discipline, goal setting, and team building.

    Our Principles:
    To build character and self-esteem
    To foster respect
    To encourage healthy lifestyles that include physical activity and healthy eating
    To grow a sense of community
    The Academy is just 1 year 5 months old. I have a total of 60 girls and 160 boys ages ranging from 5-19. I want to use this soccer academy to eradicate the high level of illiteracy.
    Through this mission, I will pass on Hope and a brighter future to the underprivileged.
    I am mailing you today is to beg on behalf of this young academy, my community which has no football club right now, and Cameroon in general to help us Soccer equipments.

    We need Balls most especially.
    * Soccer shoes
    * Soccer balls
    * Soccer jerseys and shorts
    * Soccer socks
    * Goalie gloves and jerseys
    * Ball bags
    * Duffle bags
    * Training equipment
    * and more!

    We have a couple of relatives in USA who are willing to collect the equipments and send them to us in Cameroon .

    United State contact :

    Terri Smith
    Trust and Obey Ministries
    (704) 517-3251

    Chrys Fusi

    13943 Sandy Hill loop Unit 102 Tampa Fl. 33613..

    Kindly keep me updated .

    “The soccer ball is one of
    the most powerful tools
    in the fight against
    poverty and violence.”
    Pele – World Cup Champion

    “Together we can make it happen”.

    Our website is currently under
    construction .

    Best Regards
    Founder : Epah Gyavira Fusi
    Tel : 0023774634352
    Alt tel : 0023770020518/0023779276679
    Email :
    Arcadia Shepards Soccer Academy
    ” We Change Lives”

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