Homeless World Cup in Rio

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Organisers at the Homeless World Cup have been busy creating three new initiatives that aim to beat homelessness through football.

Firstly, the Corporate Cup invites corporates across the UK to compete for glory and take a stand to end homelessness. The champions will travel to Copacabana Beach, Rio, Brazil, to unite with 64 nations participating in the 8th Rio 2010 Homeless World Cup and take on the Homeless World Cup All Stars in an exhibition match in the 5, 000–seater street football stadium. The Corporate Cup will be held on 22 May in Scotland and 5 June in England. To enter please contact Elliot Stroud, Homeless World Cup on +44 (0)7949 165 323 elliot@homelessworldcup. org Secondly, 30 lucky volunteers will join 64 national teams of homeless players on Copacabana Beach, Rio, Brazil from 18–27 September 2010 for the Rio 2010 Homeless World Cup. In a 2010 challenge you will raise £2, 300 in sponsorship to enable one homeless player to participate in the Rio 2010 Homeless World Cup and to cover your flight, accommodation. To find out more or register your place contact Lynn on +44 (0)131 652 8190 or lynn@homelessworldcup. org. Thirdly, the Football Box, a football coaching education programme and equipment, can travel to the far corners of the globe to deliver the benefits of football to homeless people in the most deprived nations of the world. One Football Box is only £500 and provides all the education and equipment needed to create coaches and leaders in the local community and change up to 100 lives through football. Football Boxes are right now winging their way to India and Uganda. If you'd love to buy a Football Box contact Robin Tatler on +44 (0)131 652 8190 or robin@homelessworldcup. org for more information.

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