2018 Street Child World Cup, Moscow
In May, 2018, Fairplay will be sending 9 girls from across the Philippines to join the 2018 Street Child World Cup. Raising awareness of life on the streets and in the slums, Team Philippines will show the true potential of children from the poorest backgrounds!
More details will be released about Team Philippines in the 2018 Street Child World Cup as preparation unfolds. First we will host scouting events throughout the year as we select the representatives of Team Philippines from the provinces throughout the country.
After that, Team Philippines will be selected and announced later in 2017. The administrative process can start (visas and passports) as we hold a conference with and about street children and the issues they face.
Finally, a Training Camp will be held for the team a month before the tournament in preparation for Msocow, 2018, so the girls know each other well, have access to education at the Fairplay School, and can represent the Philippines in the SCWC Summit during the Street Child World Cup itself.
2014 Street Child World Cup, Rio
Fairplay took management of Team Philippines for the 2014 Street Child World Cup and onwards. The experience was challenging, fun, exhausting, and inspiring all at once.
9 boys and 9 girls came from different communities all across the Philippines to represent the country. The boys reached the Quarter Finals, losing on penalties to Pakistan. Meanwhile the girls defeated every opponent on the way to the Final against hosts Brazil. A narrow 1-0 loss meant the girls had to settle for silver.
Most importantly half of the children now have scholarships through football at University, courtesy of their home organisation. Others are working and others are still in High School preparing for University.
A huge thank you to our 2014 Major Sponsors