Team Scotland will have home advantage at this year’s Homeless World Cup The annual Homeless World Cup tournament will take place in Glasgow this summer, and we’re delighted to say Team Scotland will be competing in both the men and women’s competitions.
We’ll be represented by participants from our Street Soccer Scotland programme, which offers hope and opportunity to thousands of homeless and socially disadvantaged individuals from across Scotland throughout the year.
Proud players will enjoy the support of the home crowd at Glasgow’s famous George Square between the 10th and 17th of July 2016, a venue previously used by Street Soccer Scotland to host the finals of our annual national tournament.
Team Scotland has a rich history in the Homeless World Cup having participated in every edition of the tournament since it began in 2003. Scotland have lifted the trophy twice and have entered a team into the women’s competition since 2011.
David Duke, Founder and Chief Executive of Street Soccer Scotland and native Glaswegian said: “Street Soccer Scotland select, coach and mentor Team Scotland at the Homeless World Cup every year.
It’s great to offer our players, who will be selected from the many thousands who take part in our hundreds of football programmes across the country, with an opportunity to represent their country on home turf. Glasgow is a great host city, and its people will open their hearts to the inspiring players from across the world.”
Announced today, the Glasgow 2016 Homeless World Cup will be held in partnership with the Scottish Government and Glasgow City Council.
In the build up to the tournament Street Soccer Scotland will unveil an all new logo and branding for Team Scotland and launch the official search for the 2016 Homeless World Cup squad on the 29th of February.
“Glasgow is a great host city, and its people will open their hearts to the inspiring players from across the world” David Duke CEO & Founder
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