Phil and I will be showing the five minute film and talking about the Spirit of Football project at the next London Englandfans meeting at the Offside bar on City Road in London on Thursday evening. We’re both very much looking forward to the event… according to Mark Perryman, who organises these meetings, it’s “an open meeting to discuss and plan Englandfans forums and initiatives through to the end of the year and think ahead to World Cup 2006”. Bring it on!
The Homeless World Cup is a street soccer tournament involving 32 teams of homeless people from around the globe including: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, China, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Namibia, Netherlands, Nigeria, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Scotland, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, Uruguay, USA, Wales, Zambia.
This year it will be held in Edinburgh from 20th – 24th July, and The Ball is scheduled to make an appearance as a precursor to the trip to Germany. More information can be found on the Street Soccer website.
Update: sadly, The Ball was unable to make it to Edinburgh… we’d have loved to do something for the competition, but other things intervened, and it just wasn’t possible. Sigh. Roll on Germany 2006