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Press Releases

Homeless World Cup inspire new Netflix film: The Beautiful Game

Bill Nighy (Emma, Love Actually), BAFTA Rising Star Micheal Ward (Top Boy) and Kit Young (Shadow & Bone) and Callum Scott Howells (It’s A Sin) will star in Blueprint Pictures film The Beautiful Game.   The Beautiful Game follows a team of English homeless footballers, led by their coach Mal (Bill Nighy), who travel from London […]

First-ever Four Nations Challenge Cup to debut in Edinburgh

The Homeless World Cup Foundation (HWCF) is delighted to announce that the inaugural Four Nations Challenge Cup will take place in Edinburgh over the weekend of the 18th and 19th September. Teams from England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales will be in Scotland’s capital to compete for the Four Nations Challenge Cup and will be bringing […]

2021 Homeless World Cup Cancelled Due to Covid-19 Pandemic

2021 HOMELESS WORLD CUP CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC The Homeless World Cup Foundation has today announced the 2021 tournament has been cancelled. Like many others the annual event has been impacted by the global pandemic and organisers have taken the decision to postpone. Mel Young, President and Co-Founder of the Homeless World Cup Foundation […]

HOME FIXTURES – COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES RELEASED TO RAISE MONEY AND AWARENESS OF HOMELESS WORLD CUP

AN ANTHOLOGY of short stories by some of the world’s best-selling authors has been launched today, Thursday 2 July, to raise awareness of the Homeless World Cup Foundation. Edited by Val McDermid, HOME FIXTURES brings together writers as diverse as Ian Rankin, Denise Mina, Jackie Kay and Nick Hornby. The two dozen contributions focus on […]

SCOTLAND’S FIRST MINISTER NICOLA STURGEON AND MICHAEL SHEEN TO KICK-OFF PANELS FOR HWC DAY

THE FIRST MINISTER OF SCOTLAND NICOLA STURGEON will join a panel alongside Hollywood actor Michael Sheen where they will talk about bringing together leadership to put an end to homelessness. The discussion will be facilitated by Mel Young, MBE, founder of the Homeless World Cup and will be the first of three debate sessions about […]

FOOTBALL LEGENDS JOIN SUPPORT FOR HOMELESS WORLD CUP DAY

FOOTBALL LEGENDS JOIN SUPPORT FOR HOMELESS WORLD CUP DAY FOOTBALL legends have given their backing to the Homeless World Cup Foundation’s first ever virtual World Cup Day. The star-studded line up of commentary includes Michail Antonio, Nuno Gomes, Steffen Freund, Karen Carney, John Collins, Terry Angus, and Jason Lee, who will all take part in […]

HOMELESS WORLD CUP FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES PROGRAMME AND HOST FOR FIRST EVER VIRTUAL HOMELESS WORLD CUP DAY

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 […]

Homeless World Cup Day Foundation plans virtual global event to raise awareness of homelessness

HOMELESS WORLD CUP FOUNDATION PLANS VIRTUAL GLOBAL EVENT TO RAISE AWARENESS OF HOMELESSNESS   ORGANISERS of the Homeless World Cup have unveiled plans to host a virtual global event this summer. The annual tournament was due to take place in Tampere, Finland this year but had to be cancelled due to the impact of Coronavirus […]

Tampere 2020 Homeless World Cup Cancelled

Tampere 2020 Homeless World Cup Cancelled Due to Covid-19 Outbreak Friday, March 20, 2020 We are extremely sad to announce that the Tampere 2020 Homeless World Cup is cancelled. Unfortunately, the risks associated with the widespread virus COVID-19, and the uncertainty in travel restrictions as well as disruption to the activities of our Street Football […]

Social Entrepreneurs Have Improved 622 Million Lives: Schwab Foundation Report

· Social entrepreneurs with the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship have improved the lives of more than 622 million people in 190 countries · New report highlights other key impacts including: social entrepreneurs distributing $6.7 billion in loans or value of products and services; mitigating more than 192 million tonnes of CO2; improving education for […]