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HWC 2015 – Dan’s blog – Teamwork and Winning

Dan, who was picked for Team England after completing our Training Centre, at Bristol City, captained the men’s side on Wednesday as the men’s team started to find their feet in the tournament and began to play with more confidence. Wednesday went really well and I think we’ve seen a major difference since the start of the week. We’ve gelled off […]

HWC 2015 – Nathan’s blog – Back to the Future

At 32 Nathan is one of the older members of the squad at this year’s Homeless World Cup. In today’s blog, the East Londoner to talk about teamwork and how seeing familiar faces – he was a trainee at West Ham as a youngster - has helped give him focus for the future. Nathan was also […]

HWC 2015 – Saskia’s Blog – Meeting heroes

Another amazing day yesterday for the Team England with our Patron Fara Williams and BT Sport Supporters’ Club Ambassador Harry Redknapp both pitchside lending their support to Team England. The Homeless World Cup team interviewed Fara and our Women’s captain, Saskia, about the tournament so far. Watch the video and read Saskia’s thoughts below. Saskia We walked into […]

Homeless World Cup 2015 – Hannah’s Blog – Family

We will be getting each of our players to share their thoughts every day we are playing in Amsterdam. Follow us on Twitter or Like our  Facebook page to keep up with Captain’s blogs, interviews and photo stories. Today we spoke to yesterday’s captains, Hannah and Richie. Goalkeeper Hannah, who came through our Training Centre at Albion in the Community, was the […]

Futebol de Rua 2015 – Tara’s blog – New confidence

Tara, who said all along she wanted to captain the side on the final day of Futebol de Rua, lead out the Team England women in their penultimate game this morning. This match, however, was an England fixture with a difference. In the interests of Fair Play the more experienced Lisbon opposition swapped their jerseys for bibs and […]

Futebol de Rua 2015 – Lahna’a blog – Beautiful country

Combative women’s team player Lahna began yesterday’s action in a green jersey, pulling off a string of saves to keep her side in the game against accomplished opposition. In today’s blog she talks about how she wasn’t initially interested in football before attending the Arsenal Training Centre and almost didn’t sign up to the Homeless FA programme at all. […]

Futebol de Rua 2015 – Sarah’s blog – Scoring a screamer

Arsenal Training Centre graduate Sarah has scored some stunning goals since Futebol de Rua began but yesterday she scored a spectacular solo effort against extremely talented opposition. Captain yesterday morning, in her blog today Sarah reflects on how proud she was to lead out her country and how the Team England women are coping in the intense Braga heat.   […]

Futebol de Rua 2015 – Younos’s blog – A little respect

Younos, who came through our Arsenal Training Centre, has played 11-a-side football to a semi professional level and has said he “eats, sleeps and breathes,” football. But, as the aspiring architect, talks about in today’s blog, it’s the programme of workshops off the field which have developed him into a better street football player and helped him […]

Natalie’s blog – Captain Marvel

Yesterday the Team England squad had some free time to walk around Braga before visiting the city’s stadium, known locally as TheQuarry. While the men’s team played the welcome match Natalie, who was selected from our Training Centre at Southampton FC, Natalie was on the sidelines with her teammates cheering them on. Natalie, captain of the women’s side for […]

Futebol de Rua – Waqas’s blog – Football on parade

Team England enjoyed packed day of activity yesterday. After a welcome parade throughout the town, the men’s team opened the tournament with a special friendly match against a team of ex-professional footballers and the city’s Mayor. In our first blog today, Waqas, who came through our Manchester City Training Centre, reflects on the excitement of playing for his […]