Our ambassadors and supporters

We're proud to have worked with some incredible athletes and ambassadors and received support from inspiring leaders. See who's on our team.

The Street Child World Cup is at the heart of football, providing a level playing field to street children who have for too long been marginalised. I look forward to following the Street Child World Cup in 2018 when each young person, no matter their background, will tell the world: I am Somebody.

Sir Alex Ferguson

I'm honoured to be an ambassador for Street Child United. It has been a privilege for me to meet the inspirational former street children involved. They are incredible leaders and I'm delighted to support them on their journey to the Street Child World Cup, Moscow 2018.

Gilberto Silva, Street Child United Global Ambassador

Playing sport gave me so many opportunities, and gave me the opportunity to be somebody through playing football. I thank Street Child United for giving me an opportunity of being part of such an amazing organisation.

Alex Scott MBE, Street Child United Global Ambassador

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.

David Beckham OBE

The Street Child Games symbolise the power of sport in guarunteeing the rights of some of the most marginalised children in the world. These young people will compete on the field and unite off the field with the clear message from each: I AM SOMEBODY

Michael Johnson, four-time Olympic Gold medallist

I’ve played football as a teenager with the world watching me. The Street Child World Cup is a brilliant project which will help hundreds of thousands of teenagers who have been forced to live on the streets by getting the world to listen to them and give them a fair chance.

Theo Walcott, Arsenal

The Street Child World Cup will use this game, which is loved all over the world, to help give kids a fairer deal. No child should have to be on the streets.

Gary Lineker OBE

Football and footballers aren’t always in the headlines for the right reasons but the Street Child World Cup harnesses the power of grassroots football to change vulnerable young peoples’ lives for the better across the world through the talent that they have. Good luck to all those taking part.

David Seaman, former England and Arsenal goalkeeper

Street Child United does some incredible work to make a real impact in improving the lives of street children - for such a young charity, it has made giant strides in such a short space of time.

David Garrido, Street Child United champion and Sky Sports Presenter

The Street Child Games are another example of Street Child United harnessing the power of sport to give a platform to some of the most marginalised children in the world - street children. I'm proud to be working with an organisation who understand the role that sport can play to bring street children together and help them show the world that they are somebodies with rights.

Darren Campbell, former Olympic Gold Medallist

It's so amazing to be involved in the Street Child Games. There are massive parallels between how the 2012 Paralympics challenged the way people with disabilities are perceived and the way the Street Child Games challenges the way street children are perceived.

Hannah Cockroft MBE, 5x Paralympic Champion

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.

Gordon Brown, Former Prime Minister

The Street Child World Cup demonstrates the tremendous potential of every single child, and especially street children, who are so often treated as less than human. I am proud that the first ever Street child world cup will take place in south africa - and I urge all governments to guarantee the rights of this most marginalised group of their citizens to lives in which their promise is fulfilled.

Bishop Desmond Tutu, Former Archbishop

Congratulations on the successful convening of the General Assembly of the Street Child Games and for producing the Rio Resolution. I’ve read the Resolution with great interest and I find it truly inspiring. We take good note of the Resolution and we will reflect it in our work as appropriate, as well as share it with relevant UN offices.

Ahmad Alhendawi, Former United Nations Secretary-General's Envoy for Youth

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