With the streets gripped by football fever, the national team is not the only Welsh squad competing on the international pitches being inspired by the chants of “C’mon Wales”!
Street Football Wales have kicked-off their C’mon Wales campaign to get the whole nation behind the Welsh Dragons men’s team and the Welsh Warriors women’s squad at the Homeless World Cup next month.
In preparation for the games, they’ll be taking on the legendary Constitution Hill Challenge which will see them talking Swansea’s 1 mile long, 33% gradient cobbled hill within a set timescale. You can sponsor the squads taking on the Constitution Hill Challenge by donating online at localgiving.org/fundraising/thehill and watch a short video of last years teams ‘Beating the Hill’.
The Warriors and Dragons are inspired by the support Wales is receiving at the Euro’s and are ready to tackle teams from all over the globe at the Homeless World Cup in Glasgow, which kicks-off on July 8th. Street Football Wales Project Leader Keri Harris said:
“The Welsh Warriors women’s football team came home in glory, after beating England, Finland and Sweden to be crowned runners-up at the Homeless World Cup in Amsterdam last year. The Welsh Dragons male team also did well, finishing 37th overall in an extremely difficult competition.
“We would love it if the nation can get behind the Warriors and the Dragons like they have the national team. As well as training hard they’re also taking on the gruelling Constitution Hill Challenge, where they’ll carry out four sponsored runs up and down the famous hill to raise funds to support their campaign. So C’mon Wales, the Warriors and Dragons need your support!”
Street Football Wales helps to re-integrate those who have experienced homelessness into mainstream society and inspire them to lead healthier, more physically active and mentally well lives.
SFW relies upon charitable donations to be able to carry out their valuable work and to take the two Welsh teams to the Homeless World Cup. If you wish to donate to SFW you can by going http://www.comeon.wales/ or via www.localgiving.org/fundraising/thehill To find out more about how Street Football Wales is benefiting Welsh people and communities go to www.streetfootballwales.org.
Pobl Group Chief Executive Amanda Davies is urging the nation to back the Warriors and Dragons by writing messages of support in the run up to the Homeless World Cup.
“Please leave your messages of support for the teams via www.comeon.wales and if you could give a small donation, I know they would be so grateful. The Pobl Group are proud to be working in partnership with Street Football Wales to address homelessness in Wales. The project helps transform the lives of people through football. C’mon Wales!”
Messages of support can be left via www.comeon.wales