Editor's Viewpoint: Tournament gives homeless people hope for the future
Giving young disadvantaged people, many of them living on the street or sofa surfing with friends, something to aim for is a first crucial step in turning their lives around. The innovative Street Soccer initiative which literally gives them a goal in life is a shining example of how to transform young people's fortunes and chances of progress. And for 18 young men and women, this weekend sees them set off on the trip of a lifetime to Mexico to take part in the Homeless World Cup.
Not only is it a world away from their normal existence, but it can also be the spur to encourage them to find a home and employment.
Good luck to them.