Street Football Wales organise the Welsh Homeless International Teams 'The Welsh Dragons (male) & the Welsh Warriors (female)'.The international teams aim to use the positive power of football to raise the profile of homelessness on a global stage and challenge the perceptions of homeless people.
Since our involvement in the inaugural Homeless World Cup (2003) SFW has fully believed in the ethos that players should not just be selected with a view to winning but players that are eligible and can be moulded into a team with potential for winning should be the priority.
SFW Players are only selected if they meet the eligibility criteria and display good attitude; attendance, commitment, benefit to life, effort and ability to be a team player, tolerance of others and progress of personal development both on and off the pitch and this scores as highly as football ability.
We aim to create a spark in someone that will return from the HWC wanting to move on and improve their situation.
Welsh Dragons & Warriors
Welsh Dragons & Warriors 2016 Glasgow
Congratulations to the dragons and the warriors in playing there hearts out, dragons winning the homeless world cup shield and the warriors winning the Homeless world cup Plate.
welsh dragons & warriors 2015, amsterdam
Wales at the Homeless World Cup 2015 video edited by Rosa Harris
Congratulations to the Warriors for winning the womens plate final and bringing back silverware to Wales. We would like to congratulate everyone from the volunteers to the coaching staff and even the players for their achievements on and off the pitch. Without your support all this would have not been a reality, all of us from street football wales would like to pat you on the back and congratulate you for your effort.
Welsh Dragons & Warriors 2014, Santiago, Chile
"Everybody needs to wake up in the morning with a goal. That is the main thing. The Homeless World Cup brings this opportunity - to go training, to change your life."
Eric Cantona, Homeless World Cup Ambassador
The Road to Chile 2014 - Video
Welsh Dragons & Warriors 2013, Poznan, Poland
Welsh Dragons & Warriors, Constitution Hill 2013 - Video