It is an event that coordinates 70 national partners providing guidance in football and management skills. The cup aims to ‘demonstrate how football has the power to change people’s lives.’
Joining Headline London in the studio is one of the Homeless Team England players, Casey Addison. She has been homeless since her granddad died when she was 15-years-old and became ‘too much to handle’ for her mother and other five siblings. She has experienced some periods of stability, but says she has been unable to break the homeless cycle.
Also in the studio is Oliver Lovejoy, another of the players, he was asked to leave his family home after months of fall-outs with his family. After months of ‘sofa-surfing’ he found himself at Watford YMCA. Oliver is now part of the training course at Fulham FC a journey that will lead him to the Santiago Homeless World Cup in Chile this month.
Both are housed by a homeless organisation called YMCA Watford.
For more information, see the Official Homeless FA site, here: http://homelessfa.org/