Welcome to the Homeless World Cup Podcast
Fezile Hlophe, South Africa’s youngest professional referee and one of the stars of the new Amazon series “This Is Football”, visited the tournament in Cardiff back in July and sat down with us for the podcast. He kindly talked to us about his storied young life; his childhood growing up in Soweto, his determination in the face of illness, and refereeing his first professional football match at the age of 17.
Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) representatives (and former professional footballers) Jason Lee and Terry Angus sat down with Paul and Adam during the Cardiff HWC to give an insight into the support the PFA provide to our South African Partner, Oasis. We also look into the parallels between retiring from professional football and coming home from the HWC.
Katie Dalton, Director of Wales’ housing-related support umbrella organisation Cymorth Cymru, joins us to discuss their Play Your Part ’19 campaign. We go into the campaign’s “Five Asks” which breaks down the simple things that you can do to help people experiencing homelessness, as well as bringing debate and entertainment space The Bevan Tent to the Cardiff 2019 tournament.
Recorded during the Cardiff 2019 Homeless World Cup.
In this episode Adam speaks to Michael Sheen about bringing the Homeless World Cup to Cardiff. Michael sat with us in the tournament HQ and discussed what led him to activism (what he calls his “non-acting stuff”), his introduction to Street Football Wales, and his vision for the legacy of the tournament.
The first episode of this new series details the origins of the annual global event. Adam and Paul chat to the Foundation’s co-founder, Mel Young MBE, about the journey from idea to reality, a chance encounter with the founder of Nike, and what the future has in store for the Homeless World Cup.