Irish Homeless Street Leagues

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Irish Homeless Street Leagues

Founded in 2004, IHSL is a volunteer driven non profit organisation that uses the power of sport to transform the lives of people who have found themselves affected by social exclusion

Sponsors

By Supporting us you will...

Develop

Resilient individuals and stronger communities

Connect

People and promote equality and diversity

Inspire

And motivate people affected by social issues

Engage

Your staff in a positive and socially beneficial endeavour

Sponsor Benefits

As a Sponsor of the Irish Homeless Street Leagues and World Cup Team you can receive

Brand exposure at our various sporting…

  • Events including All Ireland Street soccer finals and Homeless World Cup
  • Invitation to the announcement of our Homeless World Cup team at the Mansion House (photo opportunities)
  • Mention on our social media platforms
  • Support ad in Ireland’s Big Issue magazine
  • Photo with the World Cup team
  • Interaction with your staff via friendly football matches and company visits where players can talk about their individual life journey's
  • Regular communication regarding progress of team in the lead up to and participation in the Homeless World Cup in Finland, June 2020
  • Presentation of trophies at our finals day in April (opportunity for press coverage)

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what we do

OUR primary target groups

The Homeless

Drug and alcohol dependant individuals in rehabilitation

Ex-offenders

Long-termed unemployed

Refugee and asylum seekers

All Ireland Finals

This annual tournament brings together teams from our nationwide leagues. 240 players participate in this very special one day event. Team & player awards are presented (by special guests) validating the hard work and commitment of the participants throughout the year. We also use this occasion to select a panel of players from which the team to represent Ireland in the Homeless World Cup is chosen.

Homeless World Cup

HWC is a World Class Tournament with over 50 countries participating. Players representing Ireland are selected not just for their footballing ability. Their commitment to our training programmes, positive attitude, teamwork, discipline, health and wellbeing play a role in their selection. These are the attributes that empowers them to move on in life. Representing their country is validation of that and is life changing.

Impact

We have had many success stories from people reconnecting with their families, going back to work, furthering their education and graduating from college. Giving back to their communities by becoming mentors to a new generation and sharing their life journey with others.

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participants since the leagues began

Statistics from participants who compete in the annual Homeless World Cup state

The Homeless World Cup positively impacted their lives 94%
They improved social relations with family and friends 83%
Significant changes to their lives through involvement in football 77%
They continue to play the sport 71%

More About Us

At the IHSL we believe ‘A Ball Can Change A Life’. Through our nationwide leagues we create positive change by motivating, inspiring and developing people who have experienced homelessness, alcohol and substance abuse, or are ex-offenders, long term unemployed and refugees. This results in increased positive outcomes which challenge the stigma and perceptions often related to people with these social issues.
We are delivering social change in Ireland.

“It’s about changing lives, creating opportunities and participating in life so nobody has to stand on the sidelines watching life pass them by”

Sean Kavanagh
Founder and Chairman of Irish Homeless Street Leagues

As a child I always wanted to play football but I’d no one to take me to matches

We Use Sport as a catalyst to change lives

We Empower people with difficult lives to fulfil their true potential

We build good qualities and self-belief

Participation in team sport is the catalyst that helps achieve goals

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With your help,
A Ball Can Change A life