Eight teams from Africa and South America will get together for a football tournament in Cape Town, South Africa for the Football for Hope Centre Kick Off on December 5th and 6th, 2009. The event is a milestone on the way to the Festival 2010 in Alexandra, Johannesburg.
The first Football for Hope Centre is being inaugurated!
The event is centred on the inauguration of the first Football for Hope Centre in the community of Khayelitsha. The centre is part of FIFA’s official campaign of the FIFA World Cup™, ‘20 Centres for 2010’, which aims to create twenty Football for Hope Centres across Africa. The centres will offer not only football activities but also access to education and health facilities.
Organisations from Africa and South America meet in Khayelitsha
With no referees, teams will negotiate their own rules for each game in order to promote communication, understanding and respect. The mixed-gender teams will represent organisations from the Football for Hope movement that are using football to effect social change.
Most of the organisations are streetfootballworld network members, which will have another valuable opportunity for face-to-face exchange during their days in Khayelitsha.
Grassroot Soccer (host)
Altus-Sport-Vuma (South Africa)
Play Soccer (South Africa)
WhizzKids United (South Africa)
NawaLife Trust/Special Olympics (Namibia)
Zambia Street Football Network (Breakthrough Sports Academy, Bauleni United Sports Academy and Kalim Sports Council) and Kalusha Bwalya Foundation (Zambia)
EPROCAD / Formação (Brazil)