The Homeless World Cup 2012


We’ve all heard of the World Cup, European Cup, Olympic Football, Para Olympic Football but not many people have heard of The Homeless World Cup!
54 nations so far in the men’s category and 14 nations so far in the women’s category. This is an annual competition founded by Mel Young & Harold Schmied in 2001 with the first cup taking place in Austria in 2003.
Utilising the universal language of football to help change lives for people all around the world through various community styled projects that run through out the year worldwide.
So here we are Mexico 2012 the Kenyan women’s team ranked 3rd In the homeless world rankings are back to defend there 2011 title which they won in Paris, whilst in the men’s category 2 time winners Scotland are back to defend their title in the back yard of the 2011 Paris men’s finalist Mexico

Ambassadors of The Homeless World Cup.

Eric Cantona, Emanuel Petit, Rio Ferdinand

Key findings from The 2011 Cup in Paris

Nearly half of the spectators (49%) reported awareness of the Homeless World Cup prior the tournament and nearly two-thirds (62%) of spectators intentionally attended the event.
Sixty five percent of spectators surveyed are interested in football, 62% are interested in the concept of the Homeless World Cup, and 80% are interested in sport as a means of social inclusion.
97% of spectators agreed that Homeless World Cup promotes good values.
92% of spectators agreed that the Homeless World Cup demonstrates how sport can help to make a difference.
90% of spectators agreed that the Homeless World Cup breaks down stereotypes about the homeless community.
97% of spectators agreed that the Homeless World Cup is a fun and entertaining event.

Stay tuned for more information on the forth coming Homeless World Cup kicking off on October 6 2012 Mexico

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4 responses to “The Homeless World Cup 2012

  1. Come October 6th, we’re expecting a thrilling encounter in MEXICO!!!!
    Hope to see all the teams exhibit hi-tech quality soccer!!!

  2. Regardless of the technical level, the chance for homeless people to represent their country and be taken on the trip of a life time is a huge opportunity for change in their lives – just the confidence and self-esteem alone will have far reaching benefits. In saying that, there have been some phenomenally talented players at the tournament… watch out for Portugal’s star nicknamed ‘Quaresma’ 🙂

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