Homeless World Cup Podcast

Homeless World Cup Podcast

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A podcast hosted by the Homeless World Cup Foundation. Join us as we discuss homelessness, the unifying power of sport, and look at what goes into making the Homeless World Cup tournament happen.


S2E8: Home Fixtures, with Val McDermid
Jul 5 • 26 min
In this special episode of the Homeless World Cup Podcast, we speak to Scottish author Val McDermid. For Homeless World Cup Day 2020, Val has put together a digital collection of prose and poetry focusing on the themes of football and homelessness: Home…
S2E7: FC Give, with Caleb Olson
Jun 19 • 42 min
In this episode, Paul and Adam speak to FC Give director Caleb Olson. FC Give is a US based grassroots organisation that aims for social change through football. As well as sponsoring Street Soccer USA at the Homeless World Cup, FC Give volunteers their…
S2E6: Street Soccer USA, with Reed Fox
May 29 • 21 min
Street Soccer USA started in Charlotte, North Carolina by brothers Lawrence and Rob Cann in 2004. Initially conceived as a local programme at a soup kitchen, the organisation has since grown to help over 15,000 children and adults in 14 cities around the…
S2E5: The Power of Sport, with Dame Katherine Grainger
May 13 • 27 min
In this episode of the Homeless World Cup Podcast we speak to highly decorated athlete and Chair of UK Sport, Dame Katherine Grainger. Katherine is a former rower and the UK’s most decorated female Olympian, with five medal wins. She has also participated…
S2E4: Framing Homelessness, with Gavin Yates
Apr 24 • 39 min
In this episode of the Homeless World Cup Podcast we speak to Gavin Yates, Chief Executive of Homeless Action Scotland. Homeless Action Scotland is the national membership organisation for homelessness in Scotland and aims to influence and support…
S2E3: Slum Soccer India, with Abhijeet Barse
Apr 15 • 31 min
We’re back… again! There has been a bit of a delay between this episode and the last. The cancellation of the Tampere 2020 Homeless World Cup saddened all of us, and the sudden change of circumstances meant we had to make changes to our schedules. In this…
S2E2: Street Soccer Northern Ireland, with Aidan Byrne
Mar 6 • 18 min
Last December Paul travelled to Belfast where Street Soccer NI hosted a Six Nations Homeless Football tournament. Participating in the event with Northern Ireland were teams from the USA, Republic of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and England. He had the…
S2E1: Coaching a Team, with Emily Cancienne
Feb 14 • 28 min
We’re back! In the first episode of the Homeless World Cup Podcast’s second season, Mariana speaks to Emily Cancienne, professional footballer who coached the Austrian Women’s team for the Cardiff 2019 tournament. They talk about when her love of football…
S1E6: Rough Sleeping, with Lindsay Cordery-Bruce and Mike Wright
Dec 2, 2019 • 24 min
As we move into the winter months it can be hard to imagine the challenges faced by those without a place to stay. In this episode we speak to Lindsay Cordery-Bruce, CEO of Wales-based homeless outreach charity The Wallich, and Mike Wright, Senior…
S1E5: South Africa’s Youngest Referee, with Fezile Hlophe
Nov 21, 2019 • 30 min
Fezile Hlophe, South Africa’s youngest professional referee and one of the stars of the new Amazon series “This Is Football”, visited the tournament in Cardiff back in July and sat down with us for the podcast. He kindly talked to us about his storied…
S1E4: Life After Football, with Jason Lee and Terry Angus
Oct 30, 2019 • 31 min
Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) representatives (and former professional footballers) Jason Lee and Terry Angus sat down with Paul and Adam during the Cardiff HWC to give an insight into the support the PFA provide to our South African…
S1E3: Playing Your Part, with Katie Dalton
Oct 10, 2019 • 15 min
Katie Dalton, Director of Wales’ housing-related support umbrella organisation Cymorth Cymru, joins us to discuss their Play Your Part ‘19 campaign. We go into the campaign’s “Five Asks” which breaks down the simple things that you can do to help people…
S1E2: Michael Sheen - Bringing the Tournament to Cardiff
Sep 25, 2019 • 25 min
In this episode Adam speaks to Wales’ own Michael Sheen about his journey bringing the Homeless World Cup to Cardiff. Michael kindly sat with us in the tournament HQ and discussed what led him to activism (what he calls his “non-acting stuff”), his…
S1E1: The Beginning of the Homeless World Cup
Sep 3, 2019 • 42 min
The first episode of this new series details the origins of the annual global event. Adam and Paul chat to the Foundation’s co-founder, Mel Young MBE, about the journey from idea to reality, a chance encounter with the founder of Nike, and what the future…