The Homeless FA, part of Centrepoint, uses football to support some of the most vulnerable members of society. The Homeless FA uses football to give those experiencing homelessness in England the opportunity to develop their skills and abilities, gain confidence and self-respect, improve their health, and positively transform their lives.
A grant from The Supporters Club help to deliver a football training centre project, which will take place at 11 football clubs around the country. The project will see football coaches run workshops on confidence, communication and teamwork, alongside practical sessions around sports leadership and football coaching.
A team of 50 Peer mentors, who have already been through this programme, will support the coaches to deliver the project – allowing new members to meet role models they can relate to. Participants will also work toward a Sports Leadership qualification and develop routes into training, volunteering, work placements or employment.
A number of participants from the project will be selected to join Team England, where they will have the chance to compete in the Homeless World Cup and European Homeless Cup.