Football and Charity – The Homeless World Cup

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Football is a global game. In every corner of the planet you will find people playing football, talking about football, watching football. On a local level it is a community game and every football club plays a part in its local area from amateur through to professional.

Football can bring us together and provide people with an identity, a purpose and a sense of belonging. So it is great when you see football put its power and influence to good use to make a real difference to people’s lives.

The idea of football being used for good was the inspiration for the creation of the Homeless World Cup. A charity that has a vision to use “the power of football to energise homeless people so they can change their own lives.”


To learn more about the beginnings of this fantastic charity you have to look back to South Africa in 2001 and a homelessness conference in…

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