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04 September 2014

Charity Football Tournament - Are you taking part?

Street Football Wales Fundraising Football Tournament
Saturday 6th September
Cardiff City House of Sport, Clos Parc Morgannwg (off Sloper Road), Leckwith, Cardiff, CF11 8AB
11am - 3pm

Wales & West Housing, Community Housing Cymru and Street Football Wales have arranged for a Charity Football Tournament to take place in Cardiff on Saturday 6th September. We welcome all along to support this great cause through taking part in the tournament, cheering along the players and taking part in the various fundraising activities. A buffet will also be available.

Street Football Wales (SFW) is a social inclusion project run in partnership with the Welsh housing and care provider Gwalia and funded by The Big Lottery. The project engages and supports individuals affected by homelessness, substance misuse and ill-mental health through street football leagues organised throughout Wales.

The 24 male and female players of SFW, all of whom have experienced homelessness and social exclusion, will be heading to Santiago in Chile next month to take part in the 12th annual Homeless World Cup, where over 64 countries are competing. Having being selected to represent their country, he SFW team now needs to raise in the region of £30k to cover costs such as flights, accommodation and food.

The tournament is the latest in a number of fundraising events which have been organised by the sector including a housing sector vs SFW charity football match at the Eisteddfod, wear a football kit to work day, and fundraising for the Cardiff 10k - which 13 members of staff are taking part in.

Football Tournament
Teams will play in a World Cup format tournament on the state of the art indoor 3G pitch. If you would like to enter a team into the tournament please contact Herman Valentin at Wales & West to find out more: [email protected] A £50 donation is required from each team for registration.

Meet the Street Football Wales teams and Welsh National Team footballer Loren Dykes
Loren and the SFW teams will be on hand to meet and greet attendees and challenge participants to a Penalty Shoot Out.

We will be holding a raffle on the day and have some great prizes to be won. Raffle tickets can be purchased on the day or beforehand through contacting [email protected] Tickets are £1 per strip.

A buffet will be available for players and spectators that donate to Street Football Wales. We ask guests to please ‘bring along a plate of food’ for the buffet which can include savoury and sweet offerings. A prize will be given for the best culinary skills!

Not able to come along?
You can still take part in our fundraising efforts through donating to Street Football Wales on the following link http://www.gofundme.com/streetfootballwales You can also find out more about the charity on the following link: http://www.streetfootballwales.org/

We look forward to seeing you on the day! Bring along your friends and family to support this great cause and help get Wales to the Homeless World Cup!