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Homeless World Cup 2014 – Friendships and respect

Flying to Chile, playing as part of a team representing your country, wearing that Captain’s armband…for our Players, these three things mean so much more than being part of a football tournament. They’re markers of an experience that will have a real impact on their lives. For Cherrie and Scott, the Homeless World Cup was an […]

Homeless World Cup 2014 – Look above the crossbar

Whether a game is a win or a lose, it brings a Team closer together. None felt this more than James – someone who openly said this experience had changed his life. For him, “Crossbar” is a term that will stay with him forever. It was a term shared by Philippa in our Believe FC […]

Homeless World Cup 2014 – Leadership and passion

Being a Team England Captain takes many qualities – understanding, respect, empathy, control. For today’s Captains, it made their leadership skills shine though. All this in the face of some tough injuries, especially in the female Team England, which brought both physical and emotional pain. It’s hard when a Player can’t be on the pitch. However, they are still […]

Homeless World Cup 2014 – Qualifying firsts

The finals are in sight! For the first time in Homeless FA history, Team England has qualified into the top eight. Considering the women’s team have been playing together for just a few days, they are super strong. And the bond goes much further than on the pitch. For the men, the competition is incredibly tough. They may […]

Homeless World Cup 2014 – Something to remember

Leading Team England as Captain is not just a feeling that lasts one day….it is something that will stay with every Player for the rest of their lives. For Scott, or Fitz as he’s know by his Team mates, a goal, a Captaincy and new friends has made the Homeless World Cup 2014 a life-changing […]

Homeless World Cup 2014 – injuries, but upbeat

Injuries among players have brought not only physical pain, but emotional too. It’s hard when a Player can’t be on the pitch. However, they are still an essential part of Team England. Following on from a tough day, Sam and Danny lead Team England into another amazing, exhilarating and upbeat experience. Sam Guess who was […]

Homeless World Cup 2014 – Personal pride

Casey and Josh were picked as Captains for day one, not only leading Team England into their first games, but also leading them through the streets of Santiago for the opening parade. Here’s what they said about their first day: Casey Today, unbeknown to myself, could have potentially been the proudest day of my life. […]

Homeless World Cup 2014 – Highs and lows

Day 2 of the Homeless World Cup in Santiago was pretty extreme – full of highs and lows. While the games were amazing, they were emotional. We’re not going to pretend it’s all smiles and parties out here all of the time. Today, there was some anger and some tears, but by bed time, Team […]

Homeless World Cup 2014 – Parade day and first games

Our arrival in Santiago was immense…but nothing could prepare us for the opening ceremony of the Homeless World Cup. Saying there was a party atmosphere is an understatement. The parade of all competing nations through the streets of Santiago to the tournament site was, according to Team England, one of the best days EVER! There […]

Homeless World Cup 2014 – We’ve arrived!

Day one. More than 15 hours in the air. 24 Players and staff. Some meeting for the first time. Some flying for the first time. To arrive in a place as far and as different as Santiago in Chile could have been overwhelming. But from the moment our plane flew over the snow peaked mountains […]

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