This tournament is great because it will give them the motivation and confidence to move on with their lives – so trophy or no trophy they are still winners.
(Vocus) September 16, 2010
With the Homeless World Cup a matter of days away now, the England Homeless football team hope to restore national pride in the English game after the failure and shortcomings of the England football team this summer at the World Cup in South Africa.
With the team set to represent the footballing nation in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the Homeless World Cup 2010, more people here in the UK have joined the cause and given their backing and vocal support to the team and wish them luck as they prepare to compete with the rest of the world. The most recent supporter of the England Homeless football team was none other than legendary Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson who spoke in support of the team as they get ready for their big challenge.
He said: “I hear the team has been training hard in preparation for the World Cup so I hope that their dedication pays off. These lads have been selected as the best from up and down the country, so obviously the coaches have seen something in them – let’s hope they can bring home a trophy.
“This tournament is great because it will give them the motivation and confidence to move on with their lives – so trophy or no trophy they are still winners.”
Sir Alex Ferguson is just one of the many supporters of the England Homeless football team who have added their good wishes in addition to the UK’s number one video website, WinkBall, without whose donated sponsorship the team could not participate in the tournament in Brazil.
WinkBall were extremely happy to be unveiled as sponsor for the Homeless England football team and providing them with the sponsorship money that ensured their journey to Rio and involvement in the Homeless World Cup 2010.
Presenting them with a cheque for five thousand pounds, co-founder of WinkBall, Dr James Ohene-Djan, said: “We think the Homeless World Cup is a fantastic opportunity to support a very worthy cause. It gives a brilliant opportunity to some very deserving young men. WinkBall were delighted to come up with some sponsorship money.”
WinkBall will be sending a film crew to Brazil to document the Homeless England football squad’s experiences, emotions and achievements of the tournament. Central to the crew is Michael, a homeless man trained as a WinkBall citizen reporter, who will document this unique story from his own perspective.
To join Sir Alex Ferguson, WinkBall and others in their support for the England Homeless football team get online to leave your good luck message and watch all the progress of the England Homeless football team at:
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