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Sponsor your own ‘Turtle Cup’ Football Team

Have you ever wanted your own football (soccer) team?  Well now you can, we are looking for 8 sponsors for our annual ‘Turtle Football Cup’ which is held for local communities around Dong Mo Lake, Hanoi, Vietnam.  The lake is home to the only known wild population of the legendary Swinhoe’s Softshell Turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) of which only four animals are known in existence globally. 

The Asian Turtle Program (ATP) has a monitoring and research program on the lake focused on conservation of the species for which support from the local fishing community has been important in achieving successes to date.  In 2008 the animal in the lake escaped but was successfully rescued in part through information from the local community and all fishermen on the lake have supported a no-hunting agreement for the species.

If you choose to sponsor a football team, 100% of the money you provide will go towards the annual ‘Turtle Football Cup’ to support the teams kits which carry a conservation message for the species, presentations made between matches and prizes for the winning team.

Dong Mo football match

Above: A team from the 2014 ‘Turtle Cup’ at Dong Mo Lake. Awareness surrounding the games all relates to conservation of Rafetus swinhoei at the site. Photo by: Nguyen Tai Thang - ATP


$150 will support your football team.

If you sponsor a football team here is what you get:


3 football shirts with your logo (see right picture)

A photograph of your team kitted out

A certificate of sponsorship for your team and a big thank you from the Asian Turtle Program.

To sponsor a team please contact us at:

We will provide instructions on making payment through PayPal or bank transfer and collect information on your team logo etc.

Please note we only have 8 teams available and sponsorship will be on a first come first served basis.

Sponsorship needs to be made by the 11th of February 2015.

Download this PDF for more information pdf

T-shirt design

rafetus swinhoei
Above: The Dong Mo Lake Swinhoe’s Softshell Turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) which was rescued and returned to the lake in 2008. Photo by: Hoang Van Ha

Dong Mo sunset

Above: Sunset over the picturesque Dong Mo lake. Photo by: Timothy McCormack - ATP

football match

Above: Spectators watch a match during competitive game play. Photo by: Pham Van Thong - ATP

Dong Mo football match
Above: Crowds gather for the popular local event, this year it the matches will be held after the lunar new year holiday, Tet. Photo by: Nguyen Tai Thang - ATP


Thank you:


Support Our Conservation Activities, if you would like our program and activities please visit our donations page or click the donate button


For more information please contact:

Asian Turtle Program (ATP) of Cleveland Metoparks Zoo,
Office: Room#1301, Thanh Cong Tower, 57 Lang Ha Street,
Ba Dinh, Hanoi, Vietnam

Tel: +84 (0) 4 3514 7875




MBZ ATP would like to thanks the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund for supporting this website
Asian Turtle Program - Indo-Myanmar Conservation
Room#1806 CT1, C14 Bac Ha Building, To Huu Street, Nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi, Vietnam
PO Box 46
Phone:+84 (0) 24 7302 8389

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