Although the Lionesses narrowly missed out in the Women’s World Cup Final last weekend, one thing is for sure: it’s been a great summer for football gender parity.
While events in Australia captivated football fans across England, the Street Soccer Nations Cup tournament in Largs, North Ayrshire, brought together women’s teams from across Europe to create a strong community of female football players experiencing homelessness.
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Held at Largs Thistle FC, Street Soccer Scotland’s regional tournament hosted over 70 female players experiencing homelessness who competed on the pitch over three days.
Just like Down Under, Team England didn’t come out on top. Instead it was Romania and Scotland that got their hands on the silverware ahead of teams from Sweden, Northern Ireland and England.
“Players, staff and volunteers spoke of the powerful community that backed one another at every opportunity this past weekend,” said a Street Soccer Scotland spokesperson. “All eight teams played with immense spirit and portrayed the beautiful game in its purest form – no judgement, no fear and unconditional support.”