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Homeless World Cup

Intrigued to find out more? Click here for the official Homeless World Cup website.

5 a side Competition

Fundraising 5 a side competition was held on 12 August and raised over £650. A full report on the evening's activities is online now. Click here to read it. Photos are also available to view - Click here to see them.

Just Giving

If you are able to donate, please visit my Just Giving page at www.justgiving.com/worldcupwilly.
Every pound you give will go towards changing people's lives and will be greatly appreciated. Thank you :)

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Quick Note

Just a quick note to prevent any confusion: I'm not associated with, nor am I trying to pass myself off as, World Cup Willie, the 1966 World Cup Mascot. He's much more popular and handsome than I could ever be. If you want to find out more about him click here

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Just been watching a TV show online, all about Team Canada and their journey to and beyond Rio 2010. Life’s already looking up for them. Click the link to watch it (about 28 minutes long).

http://www.ctvbc.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20101125/bc_first_story_1302_101125/20101125/?hub=BritishColumbiaSpecialEvent3&sms_ss=facebook&at_xt=4ceffd9bb82fa580%2C0

News article from The Sun – one of Scotland’s team members at The Homeless World Cup is hoping to use the event as a springboard for a new future. Ryan Wilson, 21, currently lives in a Salvation Army hostel and has got involved with charity Street Soccer Scotland, and he sees this as a great opportunity after living on the streets and dealing with alcohol problems.

Quick bit of news for you from The Homeless World Cup …

One of the former participants at The Homeless World Cup, a young lad living in a hostel in Lisbon, Tiago Manuel Dias Correia, has just signed for Manchester United for £7m. This season you’ll probably get to know him better as Bebe.

Full article here on the FSF website: http://www.fsf.org.uk/news/homeless-world-cup-star-joins-premier-league.php?id=

Remember Steve Hall? Met him recently. He’s the one ‘Doing the 92′ (cycling round all 92 English and Welsh league football clubs). Finally, after many months of planning, he and his friend Bjorn have achieved their aim of getting ‘The Shirt’ on show at The World Cup. You may have seen it as part of the opening ceremony at Soccer City. Click here to watch the You Tube clip. It’s probably the biggest shirt in the world.

Great work guys! Hope it brings lots of awareness to your project.

So, what’s new? I’ve recently had some generous online and offline donations that have taken my fundraising beyond £800, so I’m nearly 1/3 of the way there. Thank you to everyone who has donated; every pound you give will go towards changing someone’s life. If you would like to donate, please do so here: www.justgiving.com/worldcupwilly

I started my half marathon training yesterday with a short (2.3 miles) but fast run, a technique suggested by my boss who has done his fair share of running. I finished up very out of breath and very sweaty, but I’ll be repeating it lots to build my fitness ready for my first half marathon in Ipswich in August.

This week has also produced a new online article from the Football Supporters’ Federation featuring the Homeless World Cup (one of their supported charities) and my fundraising efforts too. Click here to see it.

What is this all about?

This is all about creating new futures for people ... through football. It's simple! And more than 500 people from across the world will have the opportunity by taking part in the 2010 Homeless World Cup. The event raises awareness of homelessness globally and drives people to change their lives with new health, jobs, homes, families and more. If you'd like to sponsor me, please click here.

Who am I?

I'm Wil, a football fan ... and now a volunteer at the 2010 Homeless World Cup. I've taken on the challenge of volunteering for the 2010 Homeless World Cup to combine my passion for football with a desire to help others. I'll be getting my hands dirty at the event, helping in a whole range of ways (lugging around equipment, directing teams, talking to the press, compiling results, writing blogs and more). It's a fantastic opportunity to get involved and to make a difference to so many other people's lives.