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.