Thursday marked the first presentation for Sport/Life, part of the debut Ignite Santiago event. The event brought a wide range of people together, talking about their passions. Some talked about their personal projects, things that have been done, things that will happen, while others talked about some more personal areas of their lives.
Photo: Francisca Borquez
The Sport/Life also included a short dropless footbag presentation. More information about the event can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/573114712744547/
Over the past week Sport/Life has been helping Englishman Kyle Waller with his project The Homeless Goal. Thanks to funding from One World Media and Bournemouth University, Kyle has been able to visit Chile to film a documentary about the Homeless World Cup and Chile’s Futbol Calle program, run by sports marketing group Acción Total.
Photos by Kyle Waller
Santiago’s Plaza de Armas was converted into three football fields, with football tennis and other activities on offer. We also had the chance to get some of the children involved in playing footbag.
Chile are current World Cup holders and will host the event in 2014. Getting ready for hosting the world event, as well as to select the squad to defend the title in Poland, Chile has just completed a national tour of street soccer.
The Homeless World Cup and street soccer campaigns have provided away for many homeless and excluded people to find a positive way to reintegrate with society and improve their lives. Chile’s team are special guests this week in Times Square as part of the national championships in the United States.
With just days to go until the 2013 Apertura season kicks off, Sport/Life has looked at the form of teams coming into the season. We will used the group stages of the Copa Chile competition, as well as performances in the regular season in 2012 and 2013 to create the base for the ranking.
A new ranking will be prepared every week. With the final encounters of the group stage in the Copa Chile still to come, the rankings table has a number of surprises due to poor performances from some of the leading clubs.
Positive results in the Copa Chile see four Primera B teams in the top 10 of the ranking.
Updated to reflect Copa Chile matches on July 22 and 23
1. Universidad Católica
3. Deportes Concepción
4. Audax Italiano
5. Unión San Felipe
7. Colo Colo
10. San Luis de Quillota
11. Santiago Wanderers
16. Universidad de Chile
17. Universidad de Concepción
19. San Marcos de Arica
20. Unión Española
21. Santiago Morning
24. Deportes Copiapó
25. Deportes Temuco
26. Unión La Calera
27. Coquimbo Unido
31. Lota Schwager
32. La Serena
Santiago’s Metropolitan Roller Derby League have launched a crowdfunding campaign aimed at raising the funds required to the Latin American Championships in Colombia in August.
Read more about the campaign on I Love Chile: http://www.ilovechile.cl/2013/07/09/roller-derby-players-seek-funding-represent-chile/88368
With the “Sub 20″ tournament underway in Turkey, Chile’s preparations will be focused on Sunday’s opening match against Egypt. FIFA’s website have marked both sides as clear contenders for the title.
A key player in the middle for Chile will be Sevilla’s Bryan Rabello. It was a long range bast from the former Colo Colo youngster that paved the way for Chile to be at the World Cup.
Mario Salas has had the team in strong form ahead of the qualifiers, running undefeated through friendly matches ahead of the tournament. You can read a preview of the tournament at Lone Star and I Love Chile.