Team England

Street Soccer London players represent England at the transformative Homeless World Cup tournament, held annually

Three Lions On Our Shirt

Street Soccer London are delighted to be the Homeless World Cup’s official partner for Team England

Our Values

Team England exists to create opportunity and experience for Street Soccer London players

To create life changing experiences for the players representing Team England
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To create football opportunity & activity for those experiencing homelessness/exclusion
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To raise our voice & challenge stigma by changing the perception of homelessness
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To build positive lasting change through the unique universal power of football
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The Homeless World Cup

Founded in 2001, the Homeless World Cup uses football as a vehicle to help homeless people change their lives for the better

Players experiencing homelessness and social exclusion will now have the opportunity to represent England at future competitions under the Homeless World Cup banner.

The Homeless World Cup is a global annual event, with both men’s and women’s competitions taking place in an elected host nation. Previous tournaments have taken place in iconic locations such as Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, under the Eiffel Tower in Paris as well as other major cities like Melbourne, Amsterdam and Mexico City.

The format for the tournament is four-a-side games lasting 14 minutes each. There is a group stage and knockouts with massive crowds packed around small-sided artificial pitches. Over 50 nations are represented at each tournament, with over 500 players taking part.

Impact

The Homeless World Cup displays consistent positive outcomes for participants

94%

Say taking part positively impacted their lives

83%

Improved social relations with family and friends

77%

Lives benefited from involvement in football

71%

Continue to play regular sport after participation