The Homeless FA is proud to select and manage the England national homeless squads and be the designated national partner for the Homeless World Cup.
Every man and woman who experiences homelessness in England has the chance to be part of Team England, with priority given to the personal growth of the players. The Training Centre programme is currently the first step on the Team England ladder, with 20 men and 20 women eventually selected to form the squads. Activity for these squads in 2014 includes Homeless World Cup in Chile and the Futebol de Rua in Portugal.
Players are selected using assessment criteria in line with the Homeless FA’s vision, with particular focus on leadership, interpersonal and organisational skills and improved physical health.
During the Team England process we work with every player to create a bespoke personal development plan. These plans focus on the areas identified through the applications and Training Centres by the players themselves.
All Team England squad players are invited to two special days of activity at the FA’s National Football Centre at St George’s Park. These days are an opportunity for players from all over England to come together and celebrate their achievement, continue their personal development work, and train in truly inspiring surroundings.