Swansea teams show their worth at Homeless World Cup
Running up and down Constitution Hill has proved well worth the effort for footballers from Swansea.
Players taking part in the Homeless World Cup tournament in Poland prepared for the event by running up and down the steep incline, which also
fundraised £742 towards their trip.
And it stood them in good stead, with woman’s team the Welsh Warriors narrowly missing out on the winning trophy, after being beaten 5 - 4 in a penalty shoot-out against England.
The male Welsh Dragons male team beat Switzerland in the quarter finals of the event to take fourth place, while their coach, Paul Scarfi was awarded the Coach of the Tournament title.
Keri Harris, Street Football Wales manager said “We are all thrilled with our time at Poland, with both our teams reaching the top four spots in their respective cups.
“It was a fantastic week of sport but the Homeless World Cup is not just about winning, it’s about giving people the chance to come together with like-minded individuals from around the World to celebrate making changes to their lives and overcoming adversity.
“I couldn’t be more proud of the teams for showing such dedication, team work and good spirit throughout the tournament. Thank you to all of our sponsors, who have supported our players to attend training sessions and have helped fund our trip to Poland, our success would not have been possible without their generosity.”
Since its launch in 2001, The Homeless World Cup has grown to become an international football tournament involving seventy teams from across the world.