Sunderland Street Soccer to compete for Champions Trophy at London Stadium

Sunderland Street Soccer to compete for Champions Trophy at London Stadium

Sunderland Street Soccer will head to the London Stadium later this month to take part in The Champions Trophy Tournament for ‘International Football for Good Day’.

As part of EFL Week of Action, clubs and community organisations across the 72 are shining the light on the work they do to help their communities, and the Street Soccer programme is another example of how the power of football can be used for good.

The Street Soccer Foundation is a national programme using football to inspire and encourage vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people to turn their lives around for the better.

Street Soccer Academies offer a free 10-week personal growth programme for ages 18-30, combining football coaching and skills workshops to improve the lives and well-being of young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Since launching in Sunderland with the Foundation of Light, our Street Soccer Academy has tasted success on and off the pitch, winning the Northern Cup in December 2022.

Ahead of the Northern Cup, the Sunderland Street Soccer team were gifted new eco-friendly kits, the iconic red and white stripes recreated using recycled plastic bottles, and they got comfortable in their new gear during a tour of the Stadium of Light.

They will now look forward to turning out in the famous red and white in the Capital, hoping to bring more silverware back to Wearside after last year’s Northern Cup success.

10 five-a-side teams will battle it out for The Champions Trophy on Sunday 19 November, with Community Organisations from across England’s top four divisions represented.

Matches will be played inside the London Stadium on the Community pitch – with the Cup Final being played on the actual London Stadium pitch itself!

Sunderland Street Soccer have been drawn into Group B alongside Hull City’s Tigers Trust, Sheffield United Community Foundation, Brentford FC Community Sports Trust, and Everton in the Community.

As well as taking part in the five-a-side football tournament, some participants will also compete in an eSports tournament on EA Sports FC 24, which will be hosted in a gaming arena within the London Stadium.

Street Soccer Foundation Football for Good Day, Champions Trophy – Sunday 19 November

Group A

Group B

Leicester City in the Community

Foundation of Light (Sunderland AFC)

West Ham United Foundation

Brentford FC Community Sports Trust

Foundation 92 (Salford City)

Sheffield United Community Foundation

Liverpool FC Foundation

Tigers Trust (Hull City)

Chelsea FC Foundation

Everton in the Community

 

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