My Homeless world cup blog

October 04, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

Hello there and welcome to my blog!

In order to keep you guys updated about my Homeless world cup photographic journey I have decided to open a new blog and update daily from the tournament .

A bit of background for those of you who aren't aware of it, this is the 10th addition of the tournament, this year the games will take place in Mexico city with 72 teams of homeless men and women from 58 countries

The Homeless World Cup offers players who are affected by homelessness a once in a lifetime experience. After working with local groups who

provide support and training, aspiring footballers in each country follow a series of qualifications ending with a team of eight being chosen to

travel to the annual competition. The first Homeless World Cup took place in 2003 and the impact that these yearly games has on the players is

transformative, with 70% of players engaged in the homeless world cup changed their lives by beating addictions, moving into jobs, homes,

training, education and repairing relationships. Some participants have also become social entrepreneurs, coaches and players

So, after a long journey we (myself and Anthony) finally arrived to Mexico city, exhausted  (i had to sit all the flight next not one but 2 babies, and yes, i have survived!) and hungry (i pre-ordered vegetarian meal and all i got was fluffy salads....)  i stormed the dinning room of the hotel and with a full and happy stomach i already began to do what i came for and what i do best, take photos. so my first official session is the night set up of the event in the Zócalo (Plaza de la Constitución).

keep tuned as tomorrow is a big day! we go together with ALL the teams and crew (Total of 800 people!!!) to the Teotihuacan, it's going to be AMAZING!

 

                                          The photographers team before boarding the plane to Mexico

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                                  night set up of the event in the Zócalo (Plaza de la Constitución)

 


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