Street Football Wales North League in Funding Success
Camre, a bursary fund established through partnership working in north Wales are the first league sponsors, funding £1000 to Street Football Wales, our partnership social inclusion project.
Street Football tackles issues such as homelessness, substance misuse and mental ill health through the provision of Wales-wide street football leagues.
Camre have also provided additional funding for the three players; Paul Scanlon and Richard Palmer from Colwyn Bay, and Kelsey Jones from Caernarfon - to travel to Swansea for the weekly training sessions to compete for the 2013 Homeless World Cup. The annual tournament involves street football teams from homeless and social inclusion projects throughout the world competing for the World Cup trophy. The north Walian players will not only be representing Wales in this year’s Homeless World Cup in Poland, but will also become ambassadors for the street football league in north Wales, promoting their work and sharing personal experiences of their involvement in the project.
Speaking of the sponsorship Lynn Bennoch, of Cais Limited and Convenor of the Camre awarding panel said: "The Camre Bursary is delighted to have been chosen as the sponsor for the Street Football Wales League here in north Wales. The key aim of Camre is to enable people to make the journey from social exclusion into education, training and employment by providing them with the assets necessary to overcome practical barriers. Street Football Wales is proven to be one of those assets. It is a privilege for us to be involved in this venture."
Street Football Wales are continuing to appeal for funding for their travels to Poland for the 2013 Homeless World Cup, and will be organising activities and events to aid their fundraising efforts.