The Homeless FA is proud to select and manage Street Football Team England and be the designated national partner of the Homeless World Cup in England.
Every person experiencing homelessness and social exclusion has the chance to represent Street Football Team England. The squad is selected through our England Street Football Association Training Programmes, using inclusive assessment criteria. There is a particular focus on positive attitude, teamwork, commitment, interpersonal and organisational skills, and improved health and well-being.
For many of the men and women of Team England, representing their country is their proudest achievement. At a variety of international events, including the annual Homeless World Cup, our players have the chance to pull on the three lions and the incredible opportunity to meet and build friendships with players from across the globe.
Throughout these international events, Team England players work on an intensive personal development programme. After returning to England, the Homeless FA continues to work with every player and their local support network to ensure the goals they set themselves through this programme are achieved.
Hear the players’ stories from all our international activities on our blog.
Street Football Team England is an affiliate partner of the FA and part of their Club England structure. As part of this official partnership, all Team England squad players are invited to train at the FA’s National Football Centre at St. George’s Park, a world class facility and base for England’s professional teams.
In November 2015, The Homeless FA hosted the International Street Football Festival in Manchester.
The event was the largest run by the Homeless FA to date and saw teams from the Netherlands, Mexico and Scotland join Team England in a week of football and personal development in a city of great significance to the sport’s past, present and future.
Copa90, the hugely popular football fansite and Homeless FA partner, sent journalist Iman Amrani to cover the event. See the piece below.
The Homeless FA has a kit partnership with Nike, the FA’s official kit partner.