England was represented at the Street Child World Cup Rio 2014 by a girls’ team made up of young people who have experienced homelessness in London. The team was organised by Islington Council’s Independent Futures and New Horizon’s Youth Centre.

As part of their preparation for the SCWC, the girls received training from from Arsenal in the Community and Chelsea Ladies’ and England player, Claire Rafferty, who is also a business analyst for Deutsche Bank – Team England sponsors.

‘Representing your country is one thing; doing it so that others can get a better life is priceless. I am amazed by the passion and energy the girls are giving to this tournament and am delighted to be part of it.’ Claire Rafferty




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