On Sunday 5th October, Street Child United will be bringing the World Cup atmosphere to Suffolk for the first ever FlipSide Festival and Street Child United 5-a-side tournament! With junior and adult competitions it’s open to all, so show your skills whilst raising money for Street Child United.
This is the first tournament of its kind to take place at FlipSide: the Family Arts Festival with a Brazilian beat, which runs over the weekend 3rd – 5th October at the Aldeburgh Music Campus at Snape Maltings. The matches will take place under the iconic Henry Moore sculpture, hopefully bringing players the same luck ‘Christ the Redeemer’ brought Germany in the 2014 World Cup Final!
It’s £5 for a kid’s team and £10 (minimum donation) for an adult’s. In the spirit of fairness there are 3 categories 8-12, 12-16 and 16+, each team will play a team within their age group culminating in a grand final!
There will also be ‘pitch-side’ activities suitable for younger children including football skills, face painting and singing, as well as a host of fantastic art workshops and storytelling events taking place in the FlipSide children’s marquee. Over in the FlipSide dance tent you can have a go at the infamous Capoeira – a cross between hip-hop and martial arts. There’s something for all the family to get involved in.
FLIP and FlipSide co-founder Liz Calder says: “Flipside, in its second year, is already establishing itself as a festival of international significance, bringing leading lights from disparate cultures together in surprising and fruitful juxtapositions: a World Cup of words and ideas.”
Genevieve Christie, the Festival Director also comments: “FlipSide is delighted to be in partnership with Street Child United – a great combination of sport and the arts which I’m sure will engage people of all ages.”
John Wroe, CEO of Street Child United commented, “In 2014 the beautiful game returned toits spiritual home: Brazil. At the Street Child World Cup, street children from all over the world came together to champion their rights and the message from the children was clear: “I am Somebody”
We’re delighted to team up with Flipside Festival to celebrate all things Brazilian, and once more give a platform to the rights of street children through football, art and celebration. Through our futsal tournament and festival activities we will be able to raise awareness and funds in support of street children across the world. No child should have to live on the streets”
“I know from personal experience just what power football can have to inspire and change young people’s lives whatever their background or nationality. This is what the Street Child World Cup is all about and I give it my full support.”
“No child should have to live on the streets. I commend the Street Child World Cup for providing a platform for the rights of street children to be heard.”
“No child should have to live on the streets and I fully endorse this campaign giving street children a voice to claim their rights”