Cambodia granted license to take part in 2017 Homeless World Cup in Oslo, Norway
HFCA are very happy to announce that our application to be part of the 15th Homeless World Cup
was successful. The event will take place in the capital city of Oslo from the 29th of August to the 5th of September
. All of the HFCA staff and volunteers will be working hard between now and then to secure funding for the team, ensure we get Norwegian travel visas and most importantly prepare the actual players for this life changing experience on and off the pitch.
Mel Young with members of the Cambodian team in Chile in 2014.
Mel Young, co-founder of the Homeless World Cup comments: “We’re excited to bring the Homeless World Cup to Oslo. The determination of our host partners at The Salvation Army to bring the tournament to Norway, speaks volumes of their commitment to tackle the issues of homelessness."
“They support hundreds of players every week, and providing an opportunity for them to kick on and make a life they want for themselves. Oslo is sure to be an outstanding experience, once again highlighting what an inspirational, global movement we have."
Cambodia hope to repeat success of last year HWC's in Glasgow.
Benjamin Brekke-Nærstad, project leader for Oslo 2017 comments: “We are really pleased to welcome the Homeless World Cup to Oslo. We believe that Oslo will be a fantastic host for this fantastic event, and look forward to welcoming all the players to our beautiful city.