Street Soccer Scotland are pleased to be entering an Afghanistan select team into their Street Soccer Nations Cup which takes place this coming weekend in Dundee.
The Edinburgh-based Afghanistan select team will take place in the weekend-long competition alongside seven other nations and will be proudly sponsored by the Hanlon Stevenson Foundation.
The players have been participating in a brand new session at Fettes College this summer, aimed at supporting the players as they transition in to life in Scotland.
The four-a-side international tournament will include men’s and women’s teams from Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Sweden and Afghanistan.
About Street Soccer Nations Cup
The Street Soccer Nations Cup provides players from Street Football projects across the globe an opportunity to represent their country in their inaugural small-sided tournament.
For many, this experience may be life-changing and will highlight the power that sport has to influence and make tangible, positive change. By hosting this event in Scotland, Street Soccer are aiming to showcase the impact that football programmes, can have across communities around the world.
Robbie Wood, Edinburgh Regional Manager for Street Soccer, and Team Afghanistan Manager said: “We are grateful to the Hanlon Stevenson Foundation for their help over the past four years as they have worked with us to support our youth and schools’ work across Edinburgh and the Lothians.
“Their support for Team Afghanistan at the Nations Cup will help to make the experience for the players even more unforgettable.”
Graeme Cadger, Chairman of the Hanlon Stevenson Foundation, said: “We are happy to support in a small way. The work Street Soccer staff have done to make the tournament happen is highly commendable.
“It’s a big occasion for Team Afghanistan and we would like to thank Hibernian FC for inviting them as guests to their game against Kilmarnock.”
The Street Soccer Nations Cup takes place from Friday 9 September – Sunday 11 September. The event is free to attend and you can find out more details on how to get involved here!