Blue Dragon United - Blue Dragon Children's Foundation

Blue Dragon United Football Club is an open football team that does not require registration - all disadvantaged kids are welcome to come and play.Blue Dragon is an Australian NGO that reaches out to kids in crisis throughout Vietnam. Our residential facilities, centres and programs give children and youth the tools to change their lives. We aim to break the poverty cycle by offering support, education and job opportunities to those who have the greatest need: street kids, children with disabilities, child victims of trafficking and the rural poor.

Every week, disadvantaged youth from the Long Bien area of Hanoi gather on Sunday mornings to play soccer with Blue Dragon United Football club. Organized and supervised by Blue Dragon staff and volunteers, these soccer games remain Blue Dragon's biggest outreach activity, averaging over 100 participants each week. The games are a safe, healthy activity where street kids can learn about services available to them through Blue Dragon: education and training, job placement, legal support, counselling, nutrition and activities.

The soccer program encourages good sportsmanship and team spirit by awarding a sportsmanship prize to five players each week. Referees, supervisors and kids decide who receives the prizes, which are based on good behaviour and teamwork. Prizes vary but are always fun, simple and useful.

Blue Dragon United extends special thanks to the sponsors who support the team - we couldn't do it without you!

Our sponsors

CRS Cooper Fresland Berken Hanoi Youth Football League Peace Dental Clinic Vietnam Golf Distribution