HOMELESS WORLD CUP FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES PROGRAMME AND HOST FOR FIRST EVER VIRTUAL HOMELESS WORLD CUP DAY
Introducing Homeless World Cup: REWIND
The first ever Homeless World Cup Day is set to see a selection of classic games aired from previous Homeless World Cups featuring punditry from current and former professional footballers.
Host for the day is TV presenter David Tanner, one of the UK’s most accomplished broadcasters, who has led live coverage of UEFA Champions League football, Scotland international fixtures and Scottish domestic league and cup matches for nearly 20 years at Sky Sports.
Tanner and a panel of professional footballers will give their insights into some of the games that were played in Homeless World Cup tournaments in Mexico City, Glasgow, and Cardiff over the last four years.
James McMeekin, Chief Operating Officer at the Homeless World Cup said: “We’re delighted to welcome David Tanner as a host for Homeless World Cup Day. We’re excited to bring his experience into our event and are sure he will have a fantastic time too. We are also very excited to welcome the many professional footballers who have shown support for our cause, which we will be unveiling in the coming weeks.”
Homeless World Cup Day, a virtual celebration of the work of the Homeless World Cup Foundation and its partners, will take place on July 5. The day is being organised in response to the cancellation of the 2020 Homeless World Cup in Tampere, Finland due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Combining creative talent and various digital media, the event will also showcase players stories, engaging talks and fun challenges for people wanting to participate from all over the world. As with every Homeless World Cup tournament, #HWCDay will be free for anyone to access.
Homeless World (Keepy Uppy) Cup
As well as a lookback with top class analysis of some of the most exciting games in recent HWC history, Homeless World Cup Day will also include the final of the Homeless World (Keepy Uppy) Cup.
Involving 50 teams from around the world, 34 in the men’s competition and 16 in the women’s, this competition will see individual players representing their teams across several rounds.
The Homeless World (Keepy Uppy) Cup will launch on June 15th. Games will be available to watch across HWC’s social channels including YouTube. The grand final will take place on Homeless World Cup Day, July 5th, 2020.
Full Homeless World (Keepy Uppy) Cup rules and details can be found here
Full fixture list can be found here.
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About the Homeless World Cup Foundation
The Homeless World Cup Foundation is a pioneering charity that uses football to inspire people who are homeless to make positive changes in their lives. They work with a network of Street Football Partners across 70+ countries and every year organise an inspirational world-class street football tournament for men and women experiencing homelessness around the globe. The charity has positively impacted the lives of 1.2 million people around the globe since its inception in 2003.
A TV host with over 20 years of broadcast experience, David Tanner has led live coverage of UEFA Champions League football, Scotland international fixtures and Scottish domestic league and cup matches for nearly 20 years at Sky Sports, interviewing and rubbing shoulders with some of the biggest names in sport in the process.
He hosts “In Conversation with David Tanner”, a sports chat show for BT Sport, “The Scottish Football Show” on TalkSPORT radio and presents a variety of social media programmes.
As studio ‘anchor’, he has covered some of the world’s biggest football games in more than 30 countries and has enjoyed interviewing and meeting with some of the beautiful game’s biggest names, from Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi to Sir Alex Ferguson and Kenny Dalglish.