Welsh Football Teams ‘tackle’ Homelessness
Several Welsh football teams have signed up to a new campaign to raise money for a homeless project being run throughout Wales.
‘Score a Goal for Change’ is an initiative that invites Welsh Football teams to sign up and donate £1 to the campaign each time a league goal is scored.
Launched on the 1st March 2013, the campaign is raising vital funds for Street Football Wales (SFW). In partnership with Gwalia, SFW is a Welsh social inclusion project that tackles issues such as homelessness, substance misuse, ill mental health and cultural issues, through the provision of a Wales-wide street football network.
The project currently runs 3 leagues throughout Wales involving 38 teams and over 400 players who are all facing the daily challenges of social exclusion.
Donations from the ‘Score a Goal for Change’ campaign have already reached over £550 and will continue to raise money to support the running of SFW’s football leagues, provide further support to its members in terms of money, housing advice and addiction support, as well as facilitating the Wales’ Dragons Homeless World Cup Team.
SFW Team Leader Keri Harris says “Score a Goal for Change is a fun way for Welsh Football League teams to support the work of Street Football Wales, raising vital funds to promote social inclusion and practical support for the homeless and socially excluded people of Wales”.
Welsh teams that have already signed up to ‘Score a Goal for Change’ include Bangor City FC, Chester FC, Holywell Town FC, Amlwch Town FC, Bala Town FC, Cambrian and Clydach FC and Wales’ oldest football club Cefn Druids AFC. Welsh professional footballers Alex Titchiner and Cheryl Foster have also pledged their support.