Street Soccer London are delighted to be part of the Four Nations Challenge Cup, which will take place in Edinburgh over the weekend of the 18th and 19th September.
As official Team England partner, Street Soccer London will play teams from Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales, travelling up with both a men’s and women’s team to the Scottish capital for the two-day event.
The venue will be an exciting city centre location which will be announced later in the month. With fixtures played across both days, we are looking forward to meeting new friends across the UK.
The Homeless World Cup Foundation (HWCF) has introduced this special two-day regional event between HWCF’s Street Football Partners from around the UK, including our partners at Street Soccer Scotland. We are delighted to be beginning the start of a new journey for our players.
The schedule will consist of a round-robin tournament, culminating with a final on the Sunday.
Craig McManus, Manager for Street Soccer London is delighted to launch the Team England journey in Edinburgh, he highlighted:
“We are excited about being part of this unique Four Nations Tournament. It offers our players a wonderful opportunity to connect and build new, positive and long lasting relationships with our friends, family and partners from across the UK. This is the start of something fresh and exciting for us all and we are eager to get on that pitch to represent Team England in such an amazing city!”
Mel Young, President and Founder of the Homeless World Cup Foundation, said:
“The Homeless World Cup Foundation is delighted to introduce this unique tournament for our Street Football Partners in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The Four Nations Challenge Cup will use the same pitch layout and rules as our annual tournament and will allow players, who have been starved of competitive football the chance to be doing what they love and be out on the pitch again and representing their country.
“Since 2003 we have proved that using the power of football can change lives and though our partnerships across the world we want to include and support as many people as possible. With the past two annual tournaments being postponed due to the pandemic, we wanted to take the opportunity to create something for the players involved and we couldn’t think of a better location in Scotland’s capital city for this showcase event to take place. We hope that passers-by will drop by and watch some quality football, some fun exhibitions matches and enjoy the other entertainment we’ve got planned across the weekend.”